Þingvellir National Park, Iceland

We visited Iceland in January 2015 for my birthday. What a stunningly beautiful country.

Fire Damaged Notre Dame de Paris
Tuol Sleng, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The Rules

On the 7th January 1979, Phnom Penh was liberated by the Vietnamese, bringing to an end over three years of barbarism at the hands of the evil Pol Pot and his feared Khmer Rouge regime. 41 years on, we should never forget the atrocities. I visited in 2015 and here is my account of what […]

Sun Voyager, Reykjavik, Iceland

I went to Iceland to celebrate a big birthday in January 2015. Sun Voyager is a sculpture in Reykjavik depicting a Viking longship. The pictures below were shot early morning and evening – it was mighty cold on both occasions! I hope they help you to beat the Monday morning blues!

Train World, Brussels

This is an unusual post as it concerns a trip not yet taken. If you like trains read on and if you are interested in joining us just leave a comment and I will get back to you. Eurostar We will be travelling by Eurostar train from London St Pancras on Saturday 25th April at […]

Roman Baths, Bath, UK

Bath, Somerset, UK Bath is a spa town steeped in Roman history and much favoured by well-to-do Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian society for its curative waters and pleasant surroundings. It also blossomed for many years as a retreat for the rich merchants of nearby Bristol, a port city that thrived driven by the abhorrent slave […]

The World Heritage site castle was built in the 13th & 14th Centuries in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque styles, initiated by King Casimir III The Great. The views from the top are wonderful, whilst visits to the State Rooms, Armory and the Cathedral situated within the fortification walls are fascinating.

Kaliningrad, Russia - Maritime Museum At Sunset
Baku View

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]