The Malecon, Havana, Cuba

Havana – Population 2.2 Million Havana is like all the best Spanish cities moulded into one – the edgy old town of Cadiz, the oceanside promenade and Art Deco of Barcelona, the majestic buildings of Madrid, the music & dance of Seville, the cuisine of Valencia, the bars of Bilbao, the fortifications of Malaga, the […]

Pristina Train, Han I Elezit, Kosovo

A look back on my 2017 Balkan tour as featured in my book ‘Travelling By Train Across The Balkans‘, today featuring the capital of Kosovo. Pristina, Kosovo We had purposely booked a hotel close to the train station as we would be departing on the 07.10 next day. It had claimed to be just 200 […]

Deniz Waterfront Building, Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan was my last destination outside of Europe in October 2019. Like most people I long to travel again but I’m biding my time. In the meantime, it is Monday Morning Blues time again so here is a picture to remind me of that 2019 trip and hopefully help to brighten up your morning just […]

Shot in 1998.

Continuing the music that has embellished my travelling through the decades. 1990s Travel Highlights Following the third and last of my inter-rail trips in 1992, I was finally to travel outside of Europe, firstly to Israel in ’93. That independent trip cemented my wanderlust gene firmly into my being. We started in Jerusalem and took […]

The Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt was the penultimate destination on my 2016 tour of Italy & Switzerland. It was June 2016 and we arrived in lovely sunshine – just as well as next day it rained constantly meaning that we aborted our plans to take a train and cable car high into the mountains. The Matterhorn One of Europe’s […]

Bird of Prey, Zermatt, Switzerland

Continuing my series of birds that I have seen onb my travels. I took this shot in June 2016 from my hotel balcony. I was actually looking at the majestic Matterhorn when this beauty caught my eye. I am not sure what is is – any ideas? Look out for the Matterhorn tomorrow.  

Last night we held our inaugural MMBG social on Zoom. The technology behaved, the presenters sparkled and a good time was had by all. This is how the evening panned out. For The Love Of Peru by Julia Hammond Freelance travel writer, proprietor of Julia’s Travels website and serial traveller (120 countries and counting) Julia […]

This weeks’ Monday Morning Blues picture comes from my first sighting of sea since March. It comes from West Sussex near the city of Chichester. As for the town, it is home to a beautiful church. Holy Trinity is named in the Domesday Book and is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, […]