Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted Posted in Asia, Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

  Today feels like a real adventure. A journey into a land of fire and oil, mountains and mud. While not necessarily a recommended destination for journalists, Azerbaijan is certainly a fascinating place for travellers. And virtual travel, of course, just makes it easier to get around. A former Soviet republic, Azerbaijan is bounded by four […]

Tétouan, Morocco

Posted Posted in Africa, Virtual Travel Tales

The result of 800 years of migrations from north Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, Tétouan in northern Morocco was Leroy’s pick for today’s virtual trip. Off the main tourist route, the distinctive whitewashed buildings spill down the foothills of the Rif Mountains towards the Mediterranean, not quite reaching the sea. Cypresses and cork trees, along […]

Valletta, Malta

Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

Leroy’s niece Celestine turned 16 yesterday and, to celebrate, we’ve whisked her away to Malta today, along with the rest of her immediate family. Leroy’s sister Stephanie and her youngest son Valentin came with us to Estonia earlier this year, but the rest of the family hadn’t travelled outside French Guiana before, virtually or otherwise. […]

Austria

Posted Posted in Europe, Virtual Travel Tales

It’s been 23 years since I was last in Austria but, since I didn’t come to the university city of Graz as a backpacker, I can’t tell you if it has changed much in that time. Although I’m pretty certain there wouldn’t have been many, if any, excellent minimalist coffee dispensaries then. Leroy and I […]