Cartes Postales by Victoria Hyslop

What could be better than reading a book that inspires you to travel when you are already a  wanderluster….? I did just that recently when in Casa Heliconia, Sri Lanka. It had been some years since I had read Victoria Hyslop’s The Island so kicking my heels and awaiting the airline to deliver my Lost Luggage I was […]

Bangkok Airways 50th birthday

I have often used Bangkok Airways out east, they are efficient and offer a good service for a relatively cheap price when flying in Asia. They are celebrating fifty years in the business and are sharing their celebrations with their customers….by inviting us into their boutique lounges at select airports. There are complimentary sandwiches, cakes, […]

Cruising down the Mae Ping River from Chiang Mai

Cruising on the Mae Ping River is a great way to experience a different side of Chiang Mai and to see the rural outskirts. I picked up a boat on the western side of the river by the Wat Chai Mong Kol temple. You actually walk through the temple grounds to reach the river jetty. This is […]

Travel rants!

Prompted by WordPress to conjure up a post – today I need to rant about my travel rants! ….and I would like to hear about yours and if featured will credit you and your website …….. so here are a few of mine. No knob or hook to hang backpack or handbag in public toilets. Platform passengers […]

Brendan Rendall – Africa Coast to Coast 2018

In June 2015 I had the good fortune to meet Brendan Rendall and Emma Timmis  whilst volunteering at FISS Friends of Malawi Independent Senior School in the rural area of Mulanje an hour and a half’s journey from Blantyre. Brendan was there preparing for his run a few weeks later. This run was no jog! It was a run of […]

An Phu, Saigon.

Whilst staying in HCMC I stayed in An Phu  and took some candid early morning shots. An Phu is in District 2, Saigon. A mainly residential area with blocks housing foreigners working their socks off in District 1 the upscale downtown hub. It’s also home to locals where wealthy villas rub shoulders with cramped alleyways of […]

Three day itinerary for Seville.

This itinerary assumes you are staying in central Seville such as the old city (Santa Cruz neighbourhood) and that you are happy to walk. Head west to the outskirts of the tourist map to see what is left of the old city wall, there are orange trees and tapas bars in the area if you […]