Remembering Syria and Syrians – The Sculptor Mustafa Ali

Sculptor Mustafa Ali in Damascus, Syria. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

This is the fourth installment of a series reflecting on the Syria we knew and the Syrians we befriended in the years we travelled to the country before the Civil War. Parts one and two were on the Storyteller Abu Shady and Jazz Duo Rasha Rizk and Ghazwan Zerkli. The Old City of Damascus had … Read more

Funky Fremantle, Perth’s Hip Historic Seaside City and Cool West End

Funky Fremantle, Perth’s Hip Historic Seaside City and Cool West End. Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Funky Fremantle, Perth’s hip historic seaside city makes a great day trip or, even better, a great base for exploring the Western Australian capital. Loft cafés, contemporary art galleries, unique concept stores, and vintage shops line the laidback streets of this cool beachside city. When locals in Western Australia’s capital Perth want to kick back … Read more

How To Experience The Real Dubai – Take a Walk Through Old Dubai

How To Experience The Real Dubai – Take a Walk Through Old Dubai. A Dhow on Dubai Creek, Dubai, UAE. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

How to experience the real Dubai isn’t all that hard – you just need to leave the side of your five star hotel swimming pool and stroll through Old Dubai to soak up some history and see where the city’s residents live. How To Experience The Real Dubai I had one of those conversations the other … Read more

Our Guide to the Best Inner City Sydney Suburbs to Experience

Our Guide to the Best Inner City Sydney Suburbs to Experience. Balmain, Sydney, Australia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Like most great cities in the world, the most interesting inner city suburbs of Sydney each have their own distinct identity. Sydney, like Paris, New York and London, is a city of villages, with idiosyncratic neighbourhoods encircling the city centre that exude character, charm and cool. Over the years, we’ve lived in or kicked back … Read more

Our Guide to the Best Harbour and Ocean Swimming Pools in Sydney

Our Guide to the Best Harbour and Ocean Swimming Pools in Sydney. Bondi Icebergs, Sydney, Australia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

The best harbour and ocean swimming pools in Sydney should be high on your summer to-do list. Australia’s most beautiful city is not only blessed with Australia’s most breathtaking beaches, it also boasts an abundance of alluring ocean pools in gob-smackingly gorgeous settings. Go on, take a splash! I could have been cheeky and called our … Read more