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

A Quick Guide To Some Of The Fish You Will See Diving In Phuket Thailand and The Similan Islands V

Thailand Divers Fish and Marine Creatures Guide From Phuket Thailand..

What this will be is a quick guide to some of the amazing fish we see when diving in the waters off Phuket Thailand. Different fish will be featured everyday and as the Similan islands season is about to start too these fish will be for sure seen in these waters too. The scuba diving around Thailand Phuket is some of the best you will find anywhere. From the shallow bays of the Racha Islands that are perfect for people who want to discover scuba diving Phuket is ideal. Then again the sloping reefs are ideal location for people who want to learn to scuba dive Phuket has dive sites for all levels of diver. read more

Ostrich Time

Ostrich Time

It is a widely held belief that when confronted by unpleasantness or danger ostriches bury their head in the sand hoping that the danger will pass. Although this is a myth the concept has past into our languages. The Dutch have named the activity of avoiding inconvenient or unpleasant issues after this large flightless bird: The Ostrich Policy (Struisvogelpolitiek ). In English we talk of ‘ burying our head in the sand’ in order to avoid uncomfortable facts. read more



When I was a boy I used to cycle from my house to Croydon Aerodrome. Not a great distance for an adult but quite a ride for a small boy. There we used to watch the planes landing and taking off. Croydon Aerodrome was once THE airport for London and England. The rich and the famous; politicians, film stars, opera singers, athletes and royalty would pass through the airport lounge. It was a glamorous, bustling, glittering place….. a long time ago. read more

Hawaii: Lush Green, Blue Marine and Volcanic Black.

I visited three islands for my Honeymoon in 2014: The Big Island, Kauai and Oahu. I just came back from a Christmas vacation in Maui so I can say that I have a good knowledge of Hawaii.

BIG ISLAND – The Explorer’s Paradise

The Big Island is the explorer’s paradise because there are countless unique landscapes to discover. Number one must do is the Kilauea Iki Trail in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It doesn’t happen every day to walk on sedimented lava of million years. My advice is to go in the afternoon because you have to wait for the dark to see the caldera of the volcano Kilauea glowing in the night sky. It takes a couple of hours to do the trail (you will be tired) then you can visit the museum waiting for sunset. read more

Goa, Less Travelled

Goa, a tiny state hugging the western coastline of India, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for its sandy beaches, delicious cuisine having a lot of Portuguese influence, and its nightclubs. And I have seen this side of Goa many times. Well, not many…just twice. So this time, my friends and I decided to visit the Goa that we rarely get to see. By the way, one of my friends is a native Goan, so that definitely helped! read more