Happy 2019 and welcome to the new Postcards from Mel site! The last year was a wonderful whirlwind. It kicked off with an all-night gong ceremony in Iceland, getting marooned in a snowstorm in Taunton, and then escaping to the tropical heat of Singapore. By March I had arrived down under for a week in Melbourne... Continue Reading →
Liechtenstein – a perfect destination for first-time solo travellers
Travelling alone for the first time can be daunting. There’s so many fears about safety, getting lost or not being able to speak the language. Having just finished a wonderful trip to Liechtenstein it struck me as the perfect place to travel solo if you’ve never done it before. Here’s some reasons why...
Webcams in Helsinki: 10 Voyeuristic Viewpoints
If you value your privacy then it may shock you to know just how widely available web cam footage is in Finland. I'm quite puzzled at why so many live feeds would be publicly available but this is just a part of everyday life for the Finns. But if live feeds are your thing, then this is your ultimate list of webcams around Helsinki, plus three of the best outside of the city.
Helicopters & Morphine: What happens when you’re rescued from a mountain top in Iceland.
All the medics had to absail down on ropes to get me onto a stretcher. It was like watching a SWAT rescue operation.
A Journey over the Snaefellsness Glacier
When I first read Jules Verne's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, the last thing I ever imagined was that one day I would take part in a race over the very glacier he describes.
Spot a Red Arrow at Keflavik Arrivals Today
The world-famous Red Arrows begin their 2019 North American tour today with a stop off at Keflavik airport in Iceland.
Well, That Escalated Quickly…
One minute we were clearing dishes, the next we were in a panicked frenzy...
A live soap opera in the sky isn’t as fun as it sounds
The start of my trip to Cyprus began with a fist fight and a medical emergency.
Urban wildlife in Iceland – Say Hello to the Neighbourhood Geese
Here's a glimpse of life as a pink-footed goose living in Reykjavik.
A Road Trip from Tallinn to Riga: A Video Diary
A fun look at the quick look at Viljandi, Valga, Gauja National Park, Cēsis and Sigulda. The highlight without a doubt was walking down the Soviet era Bobsleigh track and sitting in one of the old bobsleighs. I mean, how often do you get the opportunity to do that?!
What can I do for an hour in Poznan?
Poznan is well worth considering for your next weekend away. If you love cute and colourful architecture, cobblestone squares, and cafes this city is perfect for you. For art lovers, there's plenty of bold wall murals to see. And for chocolate lovers, the hot chocolate is insanely good! I only caught a glimpse on a super-short layover but I'll definitely be going back.
St Petersburg Video Diaries
72 Hours in St Petersburg video diary
More struggles in Bologna
Ok, it’s official. People in Bologna are completely bonkers!
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