What to expect on buses in West Africa

Have you ever been tied up? Seriously. Have you ever had your partner tie you, with…

A morning at Pere Lachaise cemetery

Although the breeze was light, and the rain had stopped before sunrise, I was glad of…

Day 23 – Are we there yet?

Friday 19 September 2014 Oh my absolute … today is best represented in a timeline. Be…

Song Kol

Song-Kol Lake, complete with stony beach. Yes I did throw stones into it, because I’m a…

Timor-Leste: Occupation and Independence

Many years ago, when the Internet was in its infancy in terms of general use, I…

Fear of Failure

Every so often, I have a ‘wobble’, usually caused by nothing more than a word, a…

Groups in Hostels

Hostels can be really great for meeting people, especially when you’re travelling alone. Mostly you’d come…

Introspective: Why people don’t travel with me

As I type this, I’ve just spent two days in Minsk, travelling with my friend Ali.…

Barefoot in Chisinau

I mentioned in my everyday blog that I’d ended up having to walk the streets of…

Trains in the former Soviet Union

Travel on trains in the former Soviet Union is a slightly different experience, compared with travelling…

But what happens then … ?

Something I’ve not given much thought to: I’m going for a year travelling, but what happens…

Nottingham, Feb 2014

Pictures taken on a photography workshop (“Shoot the Street”) I went to in February 2014 in…