Seeking destinations with a rich cultural heritage, a mighty empire, or just valuable history lessons.

We are fascinated by the history underlying the culture of different countries. What is it that makes a people who they are? What explains their religious and spiritual beliefs? What experiences have given birth to their nation and formed their political traditions? We are fascinated, not just because of the interesting stories of times gone by, but because of the lessons history offers for today. Lessons that help us understand where our country, our race and our beliefs might be going.

We often search out destinations that we think will offer us these valuable lessons. Such as understanding the clash of empires and religion that has long been the story of the Middle East. Or the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. Or the complete destruction of once mighty Aztec cities in Mexico.

As we cycle around the ruins of lost cities and failed empires we often think, what might bring the end to our own time and our own way of life? And has it begun?

HISTORY

Ancient ruins in Mexico
Uncovering Mesoamerican history through the ancient ruins in Mexico

The towering pyramids, temples and palaces of the ancient ruins in Mexico, are magnificent monuments to the story of the Mesoamerican people.

Historical Places in the ancient city of Polonnaruwa
Cycling Sri Lanka’s ancient city of Polonnaruwa

The ancient city of Polonnaruwa is a monument to a remarkable kingdom whose ancient temples and palaces provide an excellent cycling day out in Sri Lanka.

Things to do in Istanbul
Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

Historical Places in Turkey
8 most interesting ancient ruins in Western Turkey

There are hundreds of historical places in Turkey, and you risk being ruined out. Here is our selection of the best sites to visit.

Moorish sites in Córdoba Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba.
Uncovering an Islamic Caliphate through the Moorish Sites in Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

7 day Israel itinerary Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

holy sites of Christianity
Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

Jerusalem Walking Tour of Jewish History
6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

Sigiriya Rock Climb
Climb to the stunning ancient city of Sigiriya Rock

It’s worth every one of the 1,000 steps passed gardens, frescoes and playful monkeys to reach the 200m high ancient city of Sigiriya.