We were staying in Clermont Florida and needed a break from theme parks, research suggested Mount Dora would be a fantastic place to explore. I was not disappointed. About a forty five minute drive via toll roads and we found ourselves parking easily in the centre of town despite it being a Saturday. We spent a couple […]
You know me I like to travel rant……… here are two things that have recently annoyed me……. Selfish iPad man – whilst watching the changing of the guard in Athens , someone at the front held his iPad up to film the entire ceremony which meant about eight people behind him found it difficult to see. Breaking the rules -In The […]
Perhaps my most favourite thing about Haven Hall Boutique Hotel was the window seat where I could see the English Channel and Sandown and Lake twinkling in the distance, a window seat dressed with many luxurious cushions and heavenly to sit on. Yes Haven Hall Boutique Hotel a little piece of heaven on England’s Isle of […]
At last I had found one of those iconic white stone Greek churches set amongst olive trees and a bright cobalt sky as a backdrop. Staying near Skaloma on the Gulf of Corinth I was gradually exploring the nearby fishing villages and Paralia Sergoylas was one of my favourites …… well it had to be after finding that church! […]
The shepherd on the side of the steep road with his crook and his sheep waved whilst holding his mobile to his ear…..shepherding in the 21st century is probably not as remote as it used to be! However on this lonely road to Pirgos this was the only sign of life! Infact even the river […]
I bought a couple of unusual products whilst in Shenyang one of them being a cucumber peeler which looked very much like a giant pencil sharpener. This produces delicate slivers of cucumber which you can then put on your face for an instant refreshing facial mask………..I bought this from a street seller close to Marshal Zlang’s Mansion. The […]
Shenyang is very much a modern Chinese city and whilst I was there I didn’t see many historic buildings but I did see these two which are close together and can be visited easily on the same day. Here are a few of my favourite photos.