By Rob Forsyth on Wed, 05/01/2011 - 5:13am, 0 comments
It could be desperation to escape (We Gotta Get out of This Place), passion (I Drove All Night) or just because sometimes that’s just the way things are (Ramblin’ Man) – music and travel go together like Paul and (pre-Yoko) John.
By Rob Forsyth on Thu, 02/12/2010 - 10:41pm, 0 comments
True exploration should always be about more than merely getting from A to B, and here at Gecko’s we love a bit of local transport – hopping aboard boat or bus, spending time with the locals, transforming journeys into adventures. Here’s five local transport types that have caught our eye on our travels.
By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 12/11/2010 - 6:14am, 0 comments
It can get a bad press, and every seasoned traveller has a ‘Tangiers Tummy’ tale they’re happy to tell in grizzly detail, but it’s unfair to look on street food as the potential assassin of holidays. More often than not, the produce is fresh, locals graze there, and the street can make for a more sociable occasion than run-of-the-mill restaurants. So here’s a few of our favourites snacks, in some of our favourite places.
By Leigh Barnes on Wed, 20/10/2010 - 12:23am, 0 comments
Whenever I go away to some far-flung part of the world, I always like to come back with some reminder of my travels. Shopping for me (and I’m showing my feminine side here) is all part of the fun of exploring the local culture.
By Content on Wed, 13/10/2010 - 2:57am, 0 comments
Every adventurous traveller knows great snorkelling adds a whole new dimension to any trip, particularly when what’s under the surface can be as explosively alien as anything science fiction serve s up. Picking five favourite sites – suffice to say we’ve got a few more in our back pocket that you’ll find lots of info about on our website. But here goes:
By Rob Forsyth on Tue, 13/07/2010 - 2:35am, 0 comments
Libya is a fascinating country in many ways. Having been at the crossroads of history for millennia, there are many layers of civilisation to discover – amongst them the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Turkish and occupying forces prior to, during and just after WWII.
By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 11/06/2010 - 6:20am, 0 comments
Astrid Jane, our Assistant Destination Manager for Latin America has recently returned from Peru. She visited the mudslide affected region of Cusco and its surrounds and also completed the Machu Picchu trek.