Cultural Travel Ideas

Travel ideas from around the world inspired by films and books. Literary travel ideas and movie travel ideas.

Paris metro sign
City Break Travel Ideas, Cultural Travel Ideas, Europe, France, Paris

Wandering in the Bastille district of Paris, France

Or, how to pretend you live in Paris On previous visits to Paris I have rushed around seeing the sights, walked miles and spent hours in queues. I’ve loved Paris yet come away thinking I have seen many undoubtedly un-missable attractions but somehow missed out on seeing Paris itself. Many […]

Simla train, India
Adventure Travel Ideas, Asia, Cultural Travel Ideas, India, Unesco World Heritage Sites

India: The Himalayan Queen to Simla

The train is crowded with Indian holidaymakers, travelling to enjoy the cool air of Simla, the mountain retreat in the Himalayan foot hills of India’s Himchal Pradesh province. This is the Himalayan Queen, one of India’s five famous ‘toy trains’ (I’ve only done two so far) and one of the […]

Glenrowan, Australia
Australia, Cultural Travel Ideas

Australia: Wandering with Ned Kelly in Glenrowan

A recommended pitstop on the interminable Hume Highway is the township of Glenrowan. We stopped for lunch and stayed for a look around the Ned Kelly museums between Melbourne and Victoria’s high country on the Great Alpine Road. Glenrowan is famous mostly for being the location of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly’s ‘Last […]

Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Adventure Travel Ideas, Asia, Cultural Travel Ideas, Uzbekistan

Poetry and prose in Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Approaching Bukhara by train through the dry countryside the landscape is lumpy earth and sand with scrubby sage-green vegetation. After the green mountains of Kyrgyzstan the deserts of Uzbekistan seemed hard to bear. But the Oases, oh the oases! I was amazed to suddenly see roses and great clumps of pink […]

Lining up the Mojitos in Havana, Cuba
Americas, City Break Travel Ideas, Cuba, Cultural Travel Ideas, Foodie Travel Ideas, Unesco World Heritage Sites

Cuba travel: ultimate Havana bar crawl guide

Cuba travel should be on everyone’s bucket list – and soon – but what to do in Havana when you get there? Why not follow the carefully-researched Wandering Kiwi Havana bar crawl guide and discover which bar in Havana serves the best mojitos… There are a couple of difficulties that arise […]