Travelling is all about learning and exploring places unlike your own. It is about experiencing the world from another perspective. When we were trying to decide where to go after France and Jersey we decided we wanted to go somewhere like we have never been before; somewhere culturally diverse, historically stimulating, architecturally captivating and gastronomically delectable. Turkey has all of these qualities and more; an epic history spanning many great Empires, breathtaking landscapes, spectacular beaches, a fascinating Muslim heritage, inspiring architecture and mouth watering food. We were quick to buy up last minute flights to Istanbul, the pulsating cultural capital of this massive country on route to the next leg of our superamble about the world.
Two hundred and seventy-seven days later we made it to England, the closest Iain has been to his homeland in three and a half years! Arriving in England we knew it was time to start unwinding, taking a break from life on the road as we catch up with family and friends in the beautiful city of London and in the rolling green countryside towns of Tonbridge, Cambridge, Malvern Hills, then south to Wickham and Portsmouth on the coast.