About

Call of the Sky is principally a travel blog. It relates the experiences of two folk with a passion for travel who love checking out new locations to eat, drink and just hang out. Within you will find info on the best places to stay and eat, what to do and where the best bars are.

Call of the Sky also covers a few topics close to our hearts: living well, health, some tips on money and the occasional general musing on life.

We hope you find this place to be of use!

About Alex Sky


As fate would have it, a bit after choosing a name for this site I discovered that the expression ‘Call of the Sky’ looks to have been first used in an old and very apt poem called Wander-Thirst by Gerald Gould. Indeed we are not alone in hearing the Call of the Sky.

BEYOND the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea,
And East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness, dear, to bid me say good-bye;
For the seas call, and the stars call, and oh! the call of the sky!

I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are;
But a man can have the sun for a friend, and for his guide a star;
And there’s no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard,
For the rivers call, and the roads call, and oh! the call of the bird!

Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and day
The old ships draw to home again, the young ships sail away;
And come I may, but go I must, and, if men ask you why,
You may put the blame on the stars and the sun and the white road and the sky.