Hayling to Emsworth walk

One of my favourite ‘nearly’ local walks is the Hayling to Emsworth (and back again!) route with or without a borrowed dog. Parking up at the free public car park on Langstone Bridge, Hampshire you can see your two choices of pubs which you can indulge in on your return! the Royal Oak and The Ship Inn. I’ve […]

The Samaya Secret – Balinese experience.

This is a secret I want to share…. The Samaya Secret. A secret about two hotels in Bali, The Samaya Seminyak and The Samaya Ubud. Two very different locations but two hotels which offer exquisite service, a unique experience and each set in a beautiful location.   Each Samaya hotel offers private villas with their […]

Trekking in Gianyur, Bali, Indonesia

Splitting open a plumpious passion fruit and sucking the sweet seeds straight from the two halves was perhaps the highlight of a trek through the rice fields in Gianyur. Led by the knowledgeable Tegu from The Samaya on a private tour, the sun was beginning to lose some of it’s heat and The Grey Traveller was in heaven. Tourism […]

Why is it so difficult to buy Knickers?

Regular travel means The Grey Traveller needs plenty of underwear. The time had come to replenish stocks so in a well known High Street store I tried to do just that. …..never thinking it would be so difficult a chore……I was faced with – minis midis thongs full briefs Brazilians no VPL lacy coloured floral virginal white […]

Author’s Chats with Dinah Jefferies

Thank you so much to Dinah Jefferies for agreeing to feature on the Author’s Chats strand. I’m a keen traveller and in particular love Asia so combining my love of travel with a top read  ticks the box more than twice over with Dinah’s books. She has recently visited Rossiter Books in Ross On Wye for an event with  […]