Welcome to the IES Travel Blog.
This is where our international work force posts updates and images from their overseas assignments, allowing you to sample life on the road.
At IES our work spans several continents, so to give you an insight into the activities of our people as they rack up the air and road miles, we have launched this blog as a platform for them to send you their scoops from the front line.
You can expect despatches featuring the food, tradition and landmarks which our teams come across while on foreign soil, as well as snapshots of the sometimes complex projects which we undertake on behalf of our clients in locations around the world. So get to know the amazing individuals who we send to all four corners of the globe, and join the journey on the IES Travel Blog!
Enjoying a well-earned team dinner after a busy day exhibiting at SEMICON Europa
On a project in China, our engineers came across this claw machine with packs of cigarettes instead of soft toys and some unusual local delights at a supermarket - Donkey Jerkey and Chicken feet, plain or in Soy Sauce.
It was Steve's turn to take the company Porsche for a spin... for a weekend away in Stratford-upon-Avon!
Some impressive sights in Italy, en route to a CE Marking job. Martin stops to take in the view at the foot of Mont Blanc.
It's amazing what you see on your travels - I am now on a donut diet to avoid abduction! Chris M
Here's Dave K taking in the colours, sights and sounds of Toyko!
A typical day for our export packing team on the road - by Steve H.
It was a troublesome journey to site for Pete. A broken rental car in Chicago led to delays getting to Green Bay. However, whilst waiting for the tow truck, Pete spotted his next rental car - a '67 Ford Mustang!
There have already been some 'ballooning marvellous' sights at this year's Bristol International Balloon Fiesta!
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that cannot be missed!
One of the perks of working at IES is that you get to drive this beauty – a 1984 Porsche Carrera. Amit drove his family in style to enjoy a weekend in London.
Beautiful Staffelberg. Kevan walked a whooping 42k steps and climbed 102 stairs climbed on his day off! But the views were worth it...
Recommendation: If you are in Michelau in Oberfranken and looking for somewhere nice to eat, we recommend Karolinenhöhe nestled in the beautiful Franconian landscape.
On the other side of the world, Ian experienced some local delights in the Philippines... including a Sizzling Sisig! This is a local dish made up from a pigs face, including ear, jowl, snout and tongue. It’s delicious by all accounts!
Did you know? San Agustin Church is a Roman Catholic church located inside the historic walled city of Intramuros in Manila. It is also a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO and one of the National Historical Landmark of Philippines. It is famous for its magnificent architecture, a 16th-century crucifix, the choir seats carved in molave with ivory inlays of the 17th century and the set of 16 huge and beautiful chandeliers from Paris.
Whilst working in Germany, Simon enjoyed a tasty Bratwurst and made a new German friend!
Recommendation: The Rosengrauerei Pößneck. This well-known local brewery has been running since 1866 by members of the Wagner family. They pride themselves in keeping a part of the highly esteemed Thuringian bridal tradition.