By richardtanya

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Mounting one of a million strewn pieces of broken column scattered about the site, we gazed out over the Palmyra ruins in wonder, struck by their sheer size and beauty.

Sagres: on the edge of Europe

Perched perilously on the edge of the Ponta da Baleeira cliffs, hundreds of metres above the sea, we clung nervously to each other as the howling wind bellowed all around.