Travel Itineraries – Laos

Laos is a wonderful, wonderful country to visit for the traveller. Really, it’s hard not to fall in love with the place. It’s often bundled in with other South East Asian countries, in fact I think it’s fair to say I didn’t meet any traveller when I was there who was JUST going to Laos. …

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Burkina Faso – Through My Lens

The country that is the subject of this week's 'Through My Lens' is the dusty, land locked country in West Africa Burkina Faso. I visited twice, now ten years ago. The cities/towns seemed to have fields or basically wilderness in the middle. It's a wild sort of place, and ever so hot - most days …

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Cologne’s Amazing Cathedral

Europe is not short on cathedrals and churches, it must be said. From the grandiose, gargantuan cathedrals such as St Peter’s in Rome to the tiniest little countryside church, spanning centuries of building, there are so many to visit when you go to Europe it’s no wonder we all get sick of ‘oh, another church’ …

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Georgia Through My Lens – Part Two

Continuing from last week's look at my Georgian pictures, I present a selection from November and December of 2011. The weather changed quickly in November, with rain, freezing temperatures and snow seemingly coming from nowhere. I made a few trips into Batumi from the village I was living in, Jikhanjuri, including for a wedding where …

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Rob Lloyd – Travel 2017 and his new Fringe Show!

In today's blog I present an interview with Rob Lloyd - friend of the blog who was away from late April to late August visiting the States, Canada and the UK performing at various festivals in those places. Enjoy! Hi Rob! You’ve had a really busy year in 2017 – and it’s not finished yet! …

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Estonia’s Island of Saaremaa

It was TEN whole years ago now that I visited the Baltics. And I realise, like Slovenia, I have written precious little about them on this version of the blog. What can I tell you? I really liked all three countries. They were cold. Especially Estonia. But it was October and Estonia is the northern …

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers at Melbourne Fringe

Hi everyone. The Melbourne Fringe Festival is on again! Friend of the Blog Rob Lloyd has another amazing one man show running this year, an adaptation of the 1955 book by Jack Finney. I thought I’d do a little post to plug his show. The setting is Santa Mira, and Rob portrays Dr Miles Bennel, …

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