I have just watched the BBC programme about city dwelling creatures and they featured one of the most adept species at living off humans – the common pigeon. Unusually they showed pigeons in Fes, where they are very useful as their droppings are used in the leather dying industry that has been practiced there for […]
In November 2003 Mrs Wilbur and I ventured on to date our only ever safari. Our destination was the Akeru Lodge inside the Kruger National Park in South Africa. We saw plenty of lions, elephants, rhino, giraffes, antelopes & apes, but amongst our favourite animal sightings were the horses in striped pyjamas. We even took […]
It’s nearly two years since the person who took these stunning photos passed away aged 50. RIP Andrew, you were a great wildlife photographer.
During an independent tour of Morocco we headed north out of Marrakesh to the cities of Meknes & Fes. The scenic route took us through the Atlas Mountains where we slept in tents and visited waterfalls, raging rivers and colourful markets. En route to the incredible city of Fes, we stopped at the Roman ruins […]
I have only visited or stayed in a very small handful of iconic hotels such as the Baron in Aleppo, Hotel Lisboa in Macao, Hotel Nacional in Havana, Raffles in Singapore, La Mamounia in Marrakesh or the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo. The Old Cataract is up there with them. I didn’t stay at […]
This year for the challenge I will be blogging about some premier sites & sights that I have experienced on my travels abroad. With ‘A’ I was spoiled for choice – Alhambra & Angkor Wat would have made fine opening subjects, but I plumped for one of the earliest ‘wonders’ that I had viewed. In […]
Following on from my previous South Africa posts, from Cape Town we hired a small white Toyota car. This was an historic occasion as it was to be my first time driving overseas. South Africans drive on the left, so a gentle baptism was expected. Our first trip was to be the Wine Route visiting […]