This shot is taken from our train travelling eastwards to Erzurum in the Kurdish part of Turkey as we made our way to Georgia in 2015.

Minaret of Islam-Khodja, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Memories of my 2018 trip to Central Asia helped to sustain me through the barren Covid years. Khiva was one of the last places we visited and fabulous it was too.

Lake Butrint, Albania

On my second visit to Albania in 2016 we took in the Roman ruins of Butrint in the south of the country. The site offers splendid views of Lake Butrint.

Fruit, Kish, Azerbaijan

During my 2019 visit to Azerbaijan, I took a train to Seki and whilst there took a local bus to an area known as Albania (nothing at all to do with Balkan Albania). Noted for its striking hilltop situation and tranquil villages, I walked to the church in Kish and spent a good hour doing […]

Quite a lot actually. The Southern French city on the River Garonne is a delightful place stuffed full of striking architecture, appealing al fresco cafes & restaurants and well-presented independent shops. I stayed there recently for two nights sandwiched either side of a trip to Andorra, and spent a very pleasant few hours strolling around […]

Skyros is a lovely unspoilt Greek island in the Sporades group that includes the better known Skiathos, Skopelos & Alonnisos.

Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque & Djemaa El Fna

Completed in 1158 the Koutoubia Minaret towers into the Marrakesh skyline, providing a guiding landmark for visitors. Very useful for someone like me who always gets hopelessly lost in souks!

The Rio–Niterói Bridge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At over 13 km long it’s the second longest in South America

The most famous grave in the cemetery is the site where Eva Peron is laid to rest. It is said that such was her popularity in the whole of South America that florists the length of the continent sold out of flowers during the mourning period. Recoleta Cemetery is an amazing collection of extravagant graves […]

Bled Island, Lake Bled, Slovenia

Europe is blessed with many beautiful lakes and Bled is definitely up there with the best that Switzerland or Italy can offer. A perfect spot for beating Monday morning blues.