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Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sunday Photo – Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires

Evita Portrait, Museo Evita

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Finding The Evita Legend in Buenos Aires

On The Evita Trail in Buenos Aires Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952) is to Argentina what Princess Diana was to the U.K., a beautiful and charismatic fighter for lost causes adored by the masses, but with some enemies in high places. Like England’s Rose, she died incredibly young aged […]

Cusco, Peru

Wordless Wednesday – Cusco, Peru

Lest We Forget

‘On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns of Europe fell silent.’ After four years of bitter fighting, The Great War was finally over. The Armistice was signed at 5am in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiegne, France on November 11, 1918, exactly 100 years ago today. We should never forget and forever be […]

Pilgrims Merv, tomb of an unknown 12th Century dervish

Friday Photo – Colourful Turkmen Pilgrims, Ancient Merv

In the complex of the Mosque of Yusuf Hamadani there lies a tomb of an unknown 12th Century dervish. As is a tradition throughout Turkmenistan, ladies use their holidays to make pilgrimages to important tombs. The ritual is that the ladies, dressed in their finest clothes and jewelry, walk round and round the epitaph asking […]

Mary & Merv

Ancient & Modern Turkmenistan Cities No this isn’t the name of a US sitcom or Australian talk show hosts, but modern & ancient cities a few kilometres apart in Turkmenistan. We arrived in Mary, one of the largest cities in the Central Asian country, by slow train from capital Ashgabat at around 1 in the […]

Train to Provence

When the lovely chaps from Eurostar announced summer travels direct from London to Marseille, I immediately thought “I’ll have some of that!” The inaugural service via Lyon & Avignon was on 1st May 2015 and just a shade over three years later I took the plunge with Mrs Wilbur and our great friend Chris. At […]

The Joy Of Booking

I subscribe to the notion that the joy of a trip should be in the journey as well as the destination or more often than not the destinations. I love getting somewhere by train if possible. For example, SNCF strike permitting, I am off to Marseille by train from London in a few weeks. Eight […]

Taxi!

I share a loathing of taxis with the author of one of my favourite fellow bloggers, Andrew Petcher. A recent post of his inspired me to write this short piece. I find taxis to be over-priced at the best of times and my aversion to them has seen me get hopelessly lost on several occasions when […]

Sunday Photo – Blue Mosque, Yerevan