Chao Phraya – lifeblood of Bangkok

Many settlements have grown up round the bends and meanders of a powerful river due to the transportation prospects and fertile land. So many of the cities we visit now have these strong rivers flowing through and yes they are still the lifeblood and often the very soul of a place….none more so than the […]

Photo blog of The Royal Barge Museum in Bangkok

The barge museum might not appear high on well known places to visit in Bangkok but it was one of the first experiences that The Grey Traveller enjoyed in this city. The easiest way to navigate the city is to travel on the river and then get appropriate directions, the ferry boats will drop you off at […]

Finding Dory on the Great Barrier Reef!

With the recent release of Finding Dory  I’m taken back to  two of my most memorable experiences, that of snorkelling off Michaelmas Cay and Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. As travellers we have a duty to look after these world wonders so that our children and grandchildren get the same opportunities to find Nemo […]

A few moments in Mosman, Sydney.

Staying in Mosman, a Sydney residential suburb was one of the best decisions The Grey Traveller has ever made. Australia had always been on my hit list as I had Australian cousins who had emigrated in the fifties with their parents under the ten pound pommie scheme.  Australia had always seemed exotic and far away….and of course […]

Dublin, Ireland ~ photo blog

I felt welcomed the minute I landed in Dublin airport, the Irish craic was waiting, the drums were beating and immediately the hairs rose on the back of my neck. Dublin has become very much a weekend or short break destination for us here in the UK, and in three  long days I felt that […]