Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary: Is It Worth Visiting?
Posted on 26 April 2017 by Craig Hindmarsh
Star Wars dominates the 25th anniversary re-vamp of Disneyland Paris – but there are other reasons to visit Europe’s most popular theme park, writes Craig Hindmarsh.
As only the second Disney-themed resort to open outside the USA (the other being in Tokyo), Disneyland Paris is a mecca for European fans of the entertainment firm's many wares.
A quarter of a century has passed since the Paris park opened its gates, presenting a great opportunity for a typical Disney extravaganza.
But what's new? And is a ticket worth the asking price?
Cayman Islands' Pirates Week: High Seas Hi-Jinks for All
Posted on 11 November 2016 by starttravel.co.uk
The Cayman Islands isn’t the sort of place that needs a festival to drum up business, boasting as it does first-rate beaches, incredible indigenous sea life and vibrant coastal resorts.
But as festivals go, Pirates Week is hard to beat. Drawing on the islands' rich sea-faring past, this unique event offers a boat-load of high seas entertainment for land lubbers of all ages.
Mt Bromo and the Sea of Sand – by Scooter
Posted on 01 November 2016 by Craig Hindmarsh
Java’s Volcanic Mount Bromo, surrounded by the vast Sea of Sand, is not ideally suited to small motorcycles – as Craig Hindmarsh and his companions soon learned.
2,329m Mount Bromo is the most famous peak in the Tengger Massif, East Java. Its status as an active volcano continues to lure thousands of visitors each year. Adding to the mystique of Bromo is the Yadnya Kasada ceremony, during which the Tenggerese people of nearby Probolinggo bring offerings of vegetables, fruit, flowers – and even livestock. These they cast down into the caldera, in an annual Hindu ritual which dates back to the 15th Century.