Rice terraces near Ubud. Image by Matt Munro / Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine
From the frosty hues of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon and the explosion of green in Bali to the ochre sands of the Sahara, this month our Pathfinders have been exploring a world of colour and textures. Here are the best of October’s blogs.
Cappadocia day tours: a DIY guide – Adam and Meghan
Churches, chimneys, caves and canyons – welcome to Turkey’s most other-worldly region. Adam and Meghan combine crisp, colourful photography with detailed, practical travel information to create the ideal Cappadocia self-drive guide for independent travellers.
Adam and Meghan have been travelling the world together for five years. Follow their blog at boldtravel.com
Hanoi’s midnight city – Annapurna Mellor
Vietnam’s capital might not be famed for its party scene (there’s not much going on after midnight due to a police curfew) but that doesn’t mean the city goes to sleep, as Annapurna finds out when visiting Long Bien Market…
Travel is an integral part of Annapurna’s life. The clue is in her name. Follow her blog at annapurnamellor.com
A wheelchair user’s guide to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon – Cory Lee
It may be one of Iceland’s most visited attractions, but is the Blue Lagoon equipped to welcome travellers with accessibility requirements? Cory Lee takes on the arduous task of soaking up the healing waters and testing spa treatments to find out.
Cory Lee wants to inspire others to roll out of their comfort zone. Follow his blog at curbfreewithcorylee.com
Sahara desert tour gone wrong – Oksana Simakina
Losing your keys is never an enjoyable experience, but in a Saharan sandstorm? Say goodbye to that rental car deposit… Luckily, Oksana and Max still manage to make the most of their time in the desert.
Oksana and Max are on a mission to see the world for less. Follow their blog at drinkteatravel.com
Green-eyed in Ubud, Bali – Ellie Brampton
Did you know the human eye can see more shades of green than any other colour? As Ellie explains, Bali is the perfect place to put this to the test – whether you’re simply drinking in the view or breaking a sweat on the island’s mountain hikes.
Ellie has just completed her PADI divemaster training in Honduras. Follow her blog at ellieanywhere.com
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