By Rob Forsyth on Wed, 27/04/2011 - 2:23am, 0 comments
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s a wedding on. Souvenir-sellers are hitting pay-dirt, shifting mountains of commemorative teapots and toilet seats, biscuits and blow-up dolls, while royal-watchers busily work themselves into a lather speculating on the whereabouts of Will and Kate’s honeymoon, with Scotland to Australia, and virtually all points in between, tipped as hot favourites.
So, as a help to the House of Windsor, here’s our recommendations for Gecko’s tours the newly betrothed couple might get a kick out of.
By Rob Forsyth on Wed, 20/04/2011 - 2:11am, 0 comments
Our social media wizard Leigh’s recent South American journey wouldn’t have been complete without a nibble at a plate of guinea pig – take a look at his blog to see how much he enjoyed grazing on the Andean speciality. Here are a few of our favourite other odd-edibles from around the world.
By Rob Forsyth on Thu, 31/03/2011 - 11:56pm, 0 comments
Leigh, our social media bod, has taken himself off to South America. Looks like he’s having a right old time of it – his tumblr blog shows him getting to grips with Cusco and hanging out in the Sacred Valley (oddly, wearing a bike helmet but with no bike in sight. Each to their own).
Got us to thinking about other travel blogs we’re reading at the moment. Here’s a run-through of some of our current favourites. Check them out!
By Helene Lee on Tue, 08/03/2011 - 3:00pm, 0 comments
A break from the norm, a culturally inexplicable moment, a happy outbreak of lunacy – sights and places that revel in a touch of the weird are an always-welcome part of any adventure, and often provide vivid post-holiday memories, not to mention talking-point photos.
By Helene Lee on Thu, 17/02/2011 - 10:56pm, 0 comments
Image of the week: Great Wall near Beijing, China, by Carl Chow
Trip of the week: Inland China
Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Inland China trip. This journey, from Hong Kong to Beijing, showcases some of the most impressive sights in China.
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, 26/11/2010 - 12:36am, 0 comments
It’s one of the joys of travelling – discovering the pleasures of the local palate, sampling regional fare and bringing home recipes. Of course, everyone knows that dishes inevitably fail to taste quite as appealing when you cook them up at home – cue embarrassing pauses at dinner parties, followed by guests asking if the guinea pig tasted quite so chewy in Peru.