In 1993 my wife and I took a package trip, “Seven Nights in Moscow and St. Petersburg”. Reading my travel journal entries, I am amazed at how much we fitted into our seven nights – it helped it was July, the northern hemisphere summer, the nights were short and the daylight hours very long.Read More
My girlfriend and I had travelled all day to reach the small farming town of Nijemardum, in the northern Netherlands state of Friesland, to visit the parents of a former housemate. “My mother will be pleased to see you,” Jan had assured me. The bewildered look on Mrs B’s face indicated otherwise.Read More
Is it wrong to want our favourite places to stay the same? Probably. It is over twenty years since I last visited Dahab. I have read tourists still flock there from all over the world. Aspects of Dahab’s villages and surrounds must have changed beyond recognition for this “old timer”.Read More
I loved pubs when I lived in England in 1980s & ’90s! Unlike Australian pubs of the day (which thankfully have improved!), the English pubs I frequented were social meeting places, for men & women, not just somewhere for blokes to get plastered & start fights (though those pubs did exist!).Read More
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