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Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria

Every working Monday me and a few of my Twitter pals (@wilburstravels) post a picture on Monday morning aimed at beating those Monday morning blues. Why not join in and spread the word? Post a picture from a wonderful place that features the colour blue. My choice today is of the fabulous mosque in the […]

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Brothers-in-Arms, Aleppo Citadel, Syria

Yesterday I was honoured to give a talk about my 2009 journey from Istanbul to Damascus at the wonderful Globetrotters Club in London. The journey took me from Istanbul to Ankara, Adana, Antakya, Aleppo, Raqqa Province, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Palmyra and finally Damascus, a distance of over 1,000 miles in 12 wonderful days. I finished […]

The Bernina Express, Switzerland

When I say big cities, I am meaning 1 million plus inhabitants. This counts out some beautiful smaller metropolises that I have visited such as Cape Town, Cusco, Luang Prabang, Santiago de Cuba, Jerusalem, Luxor, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. #10 – Bangkok, Thailand (population c.8.3 million) I have visited the Thai capital a couple of […]

Street Food Vendor, Bangkok

I took this picture in 2010 adjacent to the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Look out for my Bangkok post tomorrow.

Blue Mountains Australia

Today’s photo to beat the Monday morning blues was taken by my colleague Nicola on a recent trip. Situated in New South Wales, 50km north west of Sydney, they offer spectacular scenery and fresh mountain air. Why not share your ‘blue’ themed photos to help us beat our Monday morning blues over on Twitter? See […]

Today is Easter Sunday in the Eastern Orthodox Church and here is a photo that I took on the Holy Friday in Crystal Palace, London. Father George of the St Constantine & St Helen Church leads the congregation through the streets around the church as Christ’s Epitaph bedecked in fresh flowers is carried by worshippers. […]