Gdansk, Poland is a 1000-year-old port on the Baltic Sea in the north and the amber capital of the world. Here’s why it’s worth exploring.
Based in Cape Town, Graham Howe has visited over sixty countries on assignments as a gourmet travel journalist for a wide range of online and print media over the last two decades. He is wine and food editor of Habitat Magazine. Follow his adventures on the global food, wine and cultural scene at wine.co.za, iol.co.za/travel, and on SAFM's Time to Travel on Wednesdays at 9pm.
Poland is more than wurst, pickles and cabbage. Since joining the European Union, it has become one of the hottest new destinations in Europe, with loads of attractions. You can even go on safari.
Graham Howe travels back in time to follow the Royal Route in Warsaw, a thousand-year-old city alive with the sounds of native son Chopin.
Heading for the wall in the wilderness, we stayed in old gold rush villages, travelling by river deep into the forest in search of some of the oldest trees in the world.
You can’t get much further south than Bruny Island. In the wake of Captain Cook and Blight of the Bounty, we headed into the albatross latitudes south of Tasmania…
Driving overland on Tasmania’s heritage Convict Trail, Graham Howe visits Port Arthur, one of Tasmania’s most infamous penal colonies – and goes looking for bandits and Tasmanian devils.
On assignment Graham Howe heads far south to Tasmania where he explores the historic capital of Hobart, before setting out overland to explore the heart of the wilderness of Australia’s island state
Graham Howe takes a walk on the wild side at Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve in the Cederberg where he is entranced by ancient San rock art sites, the spectacular mountain landscape and the wild flowers.
I followed the silk and spice route overland through Turkey from Izmir to Ephesus, visiting the castle of Alexander the Great and Smyrna, the home of the Amazonian women of legend, in my journey to the mighty ruins of one of the world’s great Roman cities in antiquity
I relive my childhood in Istanbul, going underground in the old Roman cistern, catching a boat down the Bosphorus, smoking a hookah in the biggest covered bazaar in the world and looking for the famous jewelled dagger of Topkapi.