We’ve just spent a couple of days short of four weeks on holiday in Indonesia. It’s a longer trip than we’d normally make and with hindsight would have been better if it had been a few days shorter but you can’t change history so why dwell on it. Continue reading
We’ve just come back from a week in Sicily. We had a full itinerary which showed us most of the island and immersed us in its history and culture. You come out at the end with a blur of memories but what really stood out? Here’s my list of five highlights. Continue reading
I’ve been to Sicily four times now. Twice recently on tours with the most recent being just last month. The other two visits were more in the past and I’ll come back to them later. Continue reading
Some time back I did a post on ‘5 significant holidays’. I’m not sure if my recent trip to the Golden Triangle in India would count as significant but it was truly epic. Continue reading
Earlier this month the Guardian’s travel supplement ran a feature with ten people remembering their ‘most memorable’ holidays. Here’s my memory of my first independent holiday ‘Four in a Mini to the South of France‘ as featured in my earlier post ‘Five significant holidays’. Click here to read it. Continue reading
We’ve just come back from Australia where we’ve enjoyed a three week vacation. It was our second and I’ve been there several times on business as well. But as always when you visit a place you still see something new or you see something in a different light or you’re just simply reminded of what you’d seen before but somehow forgotten. Continue reading
We’ve only been taking package tours since about 1998 when we went with Travel Editions to Hidden Italy. We were based in Ravenna and I seem to remember it was early in the year and that the weather was not great. Continue reading
We’re off on holiday shortly and it’s going to be a big one. I’ve got myself a significant birthday so we’re off to Australia (again) via Hong Kong for the best part of 4 weeks with time in Melbourne and Adelaide before taking the train to Perth and a couple of weeks in WA. Continue reading
The waitress in the restaurant the other night asked me where I was from. I suggested she told me first which she did. She was from Bulgaria. In addition to waiting on tables she was also studying psychology at Glasgow U but that’s not the point of this blog. Continue reading
Oops this is a bit late. Not sure why, no good reasons.
This is Ragussa in Sicily on our walk down to the old town on the last evening of our recent holiday.
I took this with my Sony SLT-A58 1/30th at f4. No post-processing.