THE QUEEN OF SHEBA – MYTH OR REALITY?

THE QUEEN OF SHEBA – MYTH OR REALITY?

Chris Bradley – author, lecturer and ADFAS Travel tour leader – searches for the mysterious Queen of Sheba in the highlands of Ethiopia. The Queen of Sheba is a difficult woman to pin down. She possibly lived in Ethiopia or Yemen about 3,000 years ago, might have...
THE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS ON SPANISH HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE

THE BEST TRAVEL BOOKS ON SPANISH HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE

By Dr Jenyi Ryde, Academy Travel Spain’s remarkable history makes it a compelling destination for travellers. Its origins go back to at least the 11th century BC, when Greek and Phoenician settlers first encountered indigenous Iberian tribes. As the Roman province of...
GARDENS – A PERSONAL PASSION

GARDENS – A PERSONAL PASSION

By Michael Turner – garden and art historian, formerly the Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. I grew up in England surrounded by beautiful gardens and landscapes. Memories of the smell of honeysuckle on a warm summer’s morning wafting...