The Louvre Museum, Paris

Louvre or French Musée du Louvre is the world’s most-visited art museum, with a collection that spans work from ancient civilizations to the mid-19th century. Famous displayed works include the Mona Lisa, Liberty Leading the People, Alexander in Babylon, Family Portrait among many others. The museum is housed in the Louvre Palace, originally built as the Louvre castle in the late 12th to 13th century under Philip II. In 1546 Francis I converted it into the primary residence of the French Kings. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly decreed that the Louvre should be used as a museum to … Continue reading The Louvre Museum, Paris

Travel Companies

When I started my long haul travels in 2016, I joined the Ultimate Africa Tour by G Adventures. It was one of the best trips of my life. Since then I have used them and others for group tours. I have mixed these with independent travel. I have found group tours to be excellent for meeting a lot of like minded travellers, exploring a lot of places in a short period of time, being able to travel without worrying about logistics, being able to explore ‘less accessible’ places and for being able to plan very much in advance. At the … Continue reading Travel Companies

Museums: United Kingdom

I love museums. I make it a point to visit museums where ever I travel. There is so much information in most museums that you could either be overwhelmed quite easily or get lost in a different world for hours. The UK has some of the best museums in the world. Some of my favourites are In London British Museum: One of the best collections that covers all regions, histories and cultures in the world. https://www.britishmuseum.org/ National Gallery: Some of the best Art is displayed here but Art generally covers Western Renaissance period. https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ Natural History Museum: Covers natural history … Continue reading Museums: United Kingdom