The Ark, Khiva, Uzbekistan

Khiva was the third major place I visited in Uzbekistan in 2018 after Bukhara & Samarkand. Despite such fierce competition, the walled city did not disappoint.

Villages of Provence

I visited Lake Ohrid in 2006. The place was legendary for its rare albino peacock, which was living in the grounds of a monastery by the lake. Such was the rarity of the bird that the town of Ohrid contained countless postcards, giftware, posters etc. of the red-eyed beast. We went in search of him, […]

Yesterday I gave an on-line talk for The Globetrotters Club on the theme of Eastern Europe. One of the countries that I talked about was Moldova, amongst Europe’s poorest nations. They still practice traditional farming methods with horses often used instead of tractors. I call the photo below ‘Giant Haystacks’.

Today is of course the 75th anniversary of VE Day, time to reflect on what a wonderful continent Europe is. It still has its difficulties of course, but is a wonderfully culturally diverse continent and a pleasure to travel around.

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As you may know by now I am very partial to overseas train travel, most especially in Eastern Europe. This Saturday at 1pm UK time I will be giving a light-hearted presentation on some of the tours that I have undertaken in the past as part of a free programme on Zoom presented by Globetrotters. […]

Mekong Sunset, Luang Prabang, Laos

I have been introduced to the Sunday Sunsets tribe who post a photo featuring a sunset on the first Sunday in the month. My favourite sunsets thus far have been in Luang Prabang. What do you think of my shots?

Yesterday was Labour Day or International Workers Day throughout the world, a day to celebrate the lot of workers & to reflect on the fruits that their labours bring, whilst also honouring the rights of workers to divide their working day into three lots of eight hours, one for work, one for recreation and one […]