Unfortunately, I didn't keep a diary of my trip from Delhi to Agra and Jaipur, but I did manage to find a few of my photographs!
Samos is a small unspoilt Greek island – just fifty miles by eleven. It sits in the Aegean Sea, a stone’s throw from Turkey. It’s the birthplace of Pythagoras, home of Poseidon, god of the sea, Dionysus and Apollo – and me, of course, every now and again! It is rich in… Continue reading Samos, an unspoilt Greek island
Egypt has put up with a lot since it came into being in 3150 BC. Having originally been ruled by the Pharaohs, it was later to become Persian. Then Alexander the Great came and conquered Egypt and so its Greek period started. Then along came the Romans! This chequered history has, of course, provided Upper… Continue reading Luxor, Egypt. If only walls could talk…
Rome is steeped in history; mainly and unsurprisingly a history of its Roman ancestors, their achievements and culture. But if you are expecting me to deliver a history lesson you’ll be disappointed! I managed to retain a few key facts from the constant avalanche of information which could have buried me had I allowed it. So instead… Continue reading La bella Roma
I joined my tour of South India with no preconceptions. Most of the trips I’ve been on in the recent past have promised the wow factor; one sight or experience guaranteed to blow one away whether it be Macho Picchu, Angkor Wat, Mount Everest or Tutankhamen’s tomb. But this I knew would be different, and… Continue reading South India.
Not so long ago my daughter Penny and her husband Martin packed their bags and moved five hundred miles north to Scotland. I’ve visited several times in and around their new home in the Trossachs National Park near Loch Lomond and not too far from Glencoe. I never fail to be amazed by the beautiful landscape that unfolds… Continue reading A Taste of Scotland
The image I had of Morocco was very much drawn from movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jewel of the Nile and of course Casablanca. But many people told me there was so much more to this ancient country than appeared on the silver screen. I’d met many people who had travelled there and one descriptive word kept… Continue reading Morocco
As part of the Angkor Empire from the eleventh century, it suffered sustained attacks from the Vietnamese which ushered in a long period of decline. In 1863 it became part of French Indochina. Following Japanese occupation, during World War 11 Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953. In April 1975 the communist Khmer Rouge captured… Continue reading Cambodia. A country of contrasts
We travelled by coach, taxi, elephant, light aircraft, dugout canoe, bicycle, tuctuc and rickshaw. We stayed in two hotels, a jungle lodge, a guest house and a monastery. We walked, crawled, tripped, slipped, shuffled and climbed. I recently returned from a trip to Nepal and needed another holiday to get over it, but those 12… Continue reading I visit Nepal