The Joys and Escape of travelling to Palermo

I was intrigued by this city I knew so little about, and after watching Godfather II, I decided to explore further.

We arrived in Sicily airport on a plane from Malta. The night before was a successful night for my boyfriend, introducing the only one “ the mellow cellist” from Cyprus. Oh, I’m so proud of him. read more

Visita al British Museum


Trovare la propria strada all’interno del British Museum non è facile, anche con la mappa ufficiale utilmente dettagliata che si dovrebbe prendere immediatamente. L’ingresso è gratuito per il museo e le sue collezioni principali, anche se è necessario pagare per visitare le mostre temporanee. Per evitare le lunghe code all’ingresso principale si può optare per l’utilizzo dell’ingresso posteriore in Montague Street. Ci sarà comunque da passare attraverso un punto di sicurezza ma ci sono sempre molte meno persone qui. read more

Winning Ways to Share Travel Photos

Winning Ways to Share Travel Photos

Once you have made a Bucket List of the Best Locations for your travel journey, you will start to plan. You are off on your trip of a lifetime. After taking a million photos of everything, you saw now what do you do with the pictures. Sharing on Facebook is fine, but, with the political chaos on Facebook Anti-Trump and hate speak – who wants to go on Facebook these days. Not me! So what do you do with all the wonderful memories caught in your photos? Share your travel photos on the best 2017 Travel Blogs for Sharing Travel Photos and learn the Winning Ways to Share Travel Photos. read more


Travel Burma

We took a break from travelling for a month in Bangkok as a base to spend Christmas and plan travels for 2015. We stayed for a few nights at the excellent Lub’D Hostel and then rented a condo (with gym and swimming pool) in the suburbs via Air BnB.




Our first destination in 2015 was Myanmar, a country which only recently started to open up to tourism and is still doing so. read more

Reverse Culture Shock

Reverse Culture Shock

The first half of May I spent in Bishkek where among other things I was to be a guest speaker at various places including universities and a private language school. Now I know many of you would take this sort of thing in your stride but for me, despite jumping at the opportunity, it was something of a challenge. I am not a teacher or lecturer, I have never been much of a public speaker and, despite having done some acting, I suffer from stage fright. For these reasons I requested an informal setting and asked that the stress be on question and answer sessions. Armed with some photos, a guitar, my book and a vague plan I embarked upon my ‘college tour’. Each venue was different, some had taken my request more seriously than others but the atmosphere was mostly relaxed. I began most sessions with a short series of photos, then went on to talked about my book and ended with one of my own songs. In between a fair amount of improvisations was called for depending on the group. On the whole though there was plenty of room for dialogue. For three of the most frequently asked questions I had no answer: read more