Under the streets of the City of Light lies a world draped in darkness and shrouded in silence (not so Sun Lounge eh ?). Narrow tunnels, low ceilings, and death on display. Mmm.
The skulls and bones line the walls, arranged in a macabre fashion, in what the Empire of the Dead - the Catacombs of Paris. They snake under the city for 321-kilometers (200-mile) - old quarries, caves and tunnels.
And you can do it ! It ain't hard at all. The catacombs are one of six chosen adventures, on episode 49 of The Sun Lounge. Listen here.
On Episode 48, Chris Zeiher from Lonely Planet returns to the show to talk about one of Japan's most fascinating destinations, Naoshima. And, armed with a giveaway or five, Lonely Planet had five giveaways of the Best of Japan this week! Listen to the full show on TuneIn by clicking here.
Find out more about Zipolite with Lonely Planet right here
On episode 41, Adam talks with a Swedish adventurer, Dr Jytte Holmqvist, about Matakana, New Zealand. From urban noise, hustle and bustle, speed and people chasing time that still escapes them, to soothing and soul-nurturing Maori Waiatas at Auckland International Airport named after the admirable female New Zealand aviator Jean Batten flying solo across the Atlantic, the intense colours of the NZ bush and nature offer a Kodak moment at every turn. Idyllic spots like Matakana reached through serpentine roads embedded in lush verdour are an opportunity to relax, gather thoughts and enjoy mental focus connecting with Place and People in a spirit of companionship and solidarity. New Zealand offers so much in every nook and corner and it seduces the visitor with is breathtaking beauty.
Find out more by listening to the full list of episodes here.
Radio and the good life
Oceans, travel, the good life. Listen to The Sun Lounge with international solo artist Adam Dunning each week for feel-good vibes with the best of world music and exotic travel.
Adam Dunning brings you the best of music and travel from the brighter side of life. Bossa Nova, Surf Jazz, Nu Jazz, and Folk from amazing artists all around the world. Adam will tell you where you can find more of this fascinating music, take you to exotic destinations worldwide, as well as upcoming festivals in far away places. Listen to it anywhere, or even while you're getting there.
The Sun Lounge takes you somewhere else.
On our 40th episode, Adam pays homage to his first love, Bossa Nova. Many of the main characters of the genre are featured, including those Adam's recorded with in Rio.
Listen to the episode on TuneIn
Bittersweet's "The Mating Game" featuring on this week's (ep 43) Sun Lounge. Check out the video.
Episode 35 took us to Lombok, Indonesia with international dancer Alex G-Ray. Listen here via TuneIn.com
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Please! In Episode 34, Adam spoke with Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher about respecting culture when travelling, just so you won't be climbing into fountains at the Vatican wearing nothing but a G-String. Get with the program by listening via Tunein.com
In Episode 11, Adam takes you to Istanbul. Istanbul is a mystical 24hr city, with European and Asian continents separated by the great Bosphorus Strait. Adam interviews his Istanbul co-writer and world music composer ChanCé and we even get to hear her catchy tune "Cafe Africa". Download Episode 11 right here.