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Table of contents

TitleEntrydate ▾
Zaijian China 01.04.2017
Dinner on the Orient Express 29.03.2017
Farewell to Yangshuo 27.03.2017
Schooldays in the Yangshuo Mountains 24.03.2017
Our Yangshuo Family 23.03.2017
Yangshuo – A Little Slice of Heaven 21.03.2017
Cruising the Yangtze 19.03.2017
It's a Wonderful Panda World 13.03.2017
Our Big Day at the Seaside in Chengdu 11.03.2017
Along the Tea Horse Road in Lijiang 10.03.2017
Women's Day in Lijiang 08.03.2017
A Chinese Buffet 07.03.2017
Dali – Where Have All the Hippies Gone ? 04.03.2017
Kunming's Eternal Spring 03.03.2017
Bangkok Gold 01.03.2017
The Lotus Eaters of Sri Lanka 27.02.2017
Magical Moments 24.02.2017
The Birds of Paradise 23.02.2017
The Fruits and Flowers of Sri Lanka 22.02.2017
The Vegetarians of Sri Lanka 20.02.2017
Taking the Tea Train 19.02.2017
On Our Way to Ceylonese Tea 17.02.2017
Jeep Safari in Northern Sri Lanka 15.02.2017
The Sacred Caves of Dambulla 14.02.2017
Sigiriya - A Place in the Sky 13.02.2017
The Dawn Chorus 11.02.2017
Just Another Sri Lankan Day 10.02.2017
On the Beach in Sri Lanka 08.02.2017
Happy Days in Hong Kong 05.02.2017
On the Trail of Makarios 26.11.2016
Cyprus's Great Divide 23.11.2016
Adrift in the Eastern Mediterranean 20.11.2016
Bucharest's Potato on a Stick. 14.11.2016
Veliko Tarnovo's Big Surpise 11.11.2016
Bulgaria's Best Kept Secret 10.11.2016
Belgrade - A Mixed Bag 09.11.2016
Zagreb - The City of Squares 07.11.2016
Surprising Slovenia 05.11.2016
Getting About in Padua 04.11.2016
A Year in Provence 02.11.2016
The Markets of the Luberon 01.11.2016
The Villages of the Luberon. 31.10.2016
The Colours of the Luberon 30.10.2016
Food Glorious Food 25.10.2016
Budapest - What a Wow! 22.10.2016
A Slovakian Fairy Tale 20.10.2016
Ghost Train to Krakow 18.10.2016
Wasted in Warsaw 16.10.2016
Warsaw - Ancient & Modern 14.10.2016
A Glimpse of Old Vilnius 12.10.2016
Brave New World - Lithuania 10.10.2016
Sausages Rule in Riga 08.10.2016
The Highway to Riga 06.10.2016
“Païkest” from Estonia 05.10.2016
On The Road Again 01.10.2016
Home Sweet Home 17.04.2016
Signs of the Pacific Islands 13.04.2016
Just Another Sightseeing Day 12.04.2016
The Yin and Yang of Japan 10.04.2016
The Sakura of Kanazawa 08.04.2016
Sado Island - Slipping Slowly Off the Map 06.04.2016
Japanese Etiquette 101 05.04.2016
Springtime in Niigata 03.04.2016
Signs of Japan 01.04.2016
Takasaki’s Good Fortune 31.03.2016
Scenic Sydney 28.03.2016
Australia's Blue Heaven 26.03.2016
The Wild Side of Australia 23.03.2016
Blooming Melbourne's Glorious Food 22.03.2016
A Dunny on the Road 19.03.2016
At the Mercy of The Mob 16.03.2016
The Garden of Adelaide 13.03.2016
A Walk on the Wild Side 12.03.2016
What a Difference A Day Makes! 08.03.2016
Hobart's Market Day 05.03.2016
Ye Olde England Downunder 03.03.2016
A Short History of Tasmania's Short History 28.02.2016
Downton Abbey in Tasmania 26.02.2016
New Zealand – Tourism Rules 25.02.2016
New Zealand’s Icy Heart 23.02.2016
The Wild, Wild West 21.02.2016
Crossing the Cook Strait Circa 1845 18.02.2016
Island Highlights 16.02.2016
Visions of Hell in Wai-O-Tapu 14.02.2016
Life in the Land of the Long White Cloud 11.02.2016
It’s a Green, Green, Green, Green World 10.02.2016
Kiwiland 07.02.2016
This Topsy-Turvy World 05.02.2016
A Winter's Tale 03.02.2016
All Roads Lead to London 28.11.2015
Syracuse - Sicily in a Nutshell 26.11.2015
The Baroque Cities of Sicily 24.11.2015
Picture the Past 21.11.2015
Hellenic Sicily 19.11.2015
Under the Sicilian Sun 17.11.2015
A Sicilian Miscellany 15.11.2015
Surprising Sicily 12.11.2015
The Italian Way 11.11.2015
The Wrath of Vesuvius 09.11.2015
Postcard from Positano 07.11.2015
Our Grand Tour 05.11.2015
Renovating Rome 03.11.2015
Vienna - The Pleasure is in the Details 02.11.2015
Viennese Royalty 01.11.2015
Holiday in Prague 29.10.2015
Prague’s Split Personality 28.10.2015
Les Marchés de Paris 25.10.2015
The Streets of Paris 24.10.2015
In Flanders Fields 20.10.2015
Gadding About in Ghent 17.10.2015
Sweet Bruges 15.10.2015
If it’s Tuesday it must be Belgium 13.10.2015
A Yorkshire Heartbeat 10.10.2015
A Wet Day in Whitby 08.10.2015
Suffolk Real Estate 06.10.2015
Tempus Fugit. 04.10.2015
Machu Picchu 08.04.2015
The Inca Trail 06.04.2015
A Rainy Day in Puno 04.04.2015
Hitting the Heights in Peru 02.04.2015
El Condor Pasa 01.04.2015
Arequipa’s Big Secret 30.03.2015
Peru's Other Face 29.03.2015
Birthday Bouquets from Peru 27.03.2015
Chavin - Just a Pile of Old Rocks 26.03.2015
Discovering Huaraz 25.03.2015
Lima – A Flying Visit 23.03.2015
Ecuador Farewell 22.03.2015
The Birds of Paradise 21.03.2015
Galapagos -The Enchanted Islands 19.03.2015
Swimming with the Sharks 18.03.2015
Pretty Posers 16.03.2015
The Snows of Cotopaxi 13.03.2015
On the Other Side of The Andes 12.03.2015
Nearing Death in Cuenca 11.03.2015
Stop Me and Buy One in Cuenca 08.03.2015
Our View of the Andes 07.03.2015
Tungurahua - Lost in the Clouds? 05.03.2015
Amazing Amazonia 03.03.2015
Quito in the Sun 28.02.2015
Viva-Colombia 26.02.2015
Up On The Farm in Colombia 24.02.2015
Zipaquira’s Salty Secret 22.02.2015
Cartagena – Different Strokes…! 19.02.2015
Medellin's Many Faces 17.02.2015
Salento Successes 15.02.2015
The Palms of Cocora 13.02.2015
It's Coffee Time in Colombia 11.02.2015
Bogota – All That Glitters… 10.02.2015
Colombia at First Glance 08.02.2015
Cuba - Viva 06.02.2015
Cuba - Fria 28.01.2015
Cuba Libre 17.01.2015
England’s Green and Pleasant Land 25.11.2014
Munich – We’re Not Here for the Beer 21.11.2014
Eine Kleine Popmusik in Salzburg 18.11.2014
If it’s Saturday it Must Be Austria 16.11.2014
Mittenwald – A Town for All Seasons 13.11.2014
The Mysterious Affair of Lonely Ludwig 12.11.2014
Lucerne - Somewhere over the Rainbow. 09.11.2014
Interlaken - No Longer a Chocolate Box 07.11.2014
Bern - Einstein War Hier 05.11.2014
A Letter from Europe 04.11.2014
Japan in the Rear View Mirror 21.10.2014
The Protruding Nail 18.10.2014
Off the Beaten Track in Kawagoe 16.10.2014
Haute-cuisine a la Japonais 14.10.2014
A Tourist’s Day in Tokyo 11.10.2014
The Foothills of Fuji-san 10.10.2014
The Morning Train to Kyoto 07.10.2014
Hiroshima and a Thousand Origami Cranes.. 04.10.2014
Japanese Birthdays 03.10.2014
A Tall Tale of Temples and a Thousand Toriis. 01.10.2014
On Track in Kyoto 29.09.2014
A Beginner’s Guide to The Nakasendo Way. 26.09.2014
The Dirt on Japanese Bathrooms 24.09.2014
Walking the Nakesendo Way 22.09.2014
A Slipper for Every Occasion 21.09.2014
Tokyo in a Shoebox 20.09.2014
Chasing the sun 18.09.2014
Carnaval Time in Playa 03.03.2014
More Mexico 28.02.2014
When You Come to Cuba… 25.02.2014
Cuban Cohibas 24.02.2014
Trinidad de Cuba 22.02.2014
Driving Miss Sheila 21.02.2014
Our Woman in Havana 20.02.2014
Mexico Revisited 09.02.2014
Our Christmas World 06.12.2013
God Loves Ghana 03.12.2013
A Ghanaian Folk Tale 01.12.2013
In a Ghanaian Market 28.11.2013
Coming Down from Mole 27.11.2013
All The President’s Men 26.11.2013
Christmas Comes Early in Sunyani 22.11.2013
Accra - Not Recommended by Blissful Adventures 21.11.2013
Farewell to Morocco 19.11.2013
At The End of the Road to Morocco 17.11.2013
Marrakech - Morocco’s Tourist Mecca 16.11.2013
The Winding Road to Marrakech 13.11.2013
Frenetic, Fascinating Fez 12.11.2013
Moroccan Outliers 10.11.2013
Meknes – Fit for a King 09.11.2013
Riad Lahboul - Fit for a Sultan 08.11.2013
Chefchaouen’s Got The Blues 06.11.2013
Tangier – The Doorway to Africa 05.11.2013
Surprisingly Stunning Seville 03.11.2013
The Lighthouse at the End of the World 01.11.2013
Lisbon – Vasco de Gama Iz ’Ere 28.10.2013
Sintra - Castles in the Air 26.10.2013
Picture Perfect Ōbidos 24.10.2013
A Sunny Portuguese Sunday 21.10.2013
A River of Wine 19.10.2013
Poor Porto 18.10.2013
Soggy Santiago 16.10.2013
Rubbing Shoulders with Royalty 14.10.2013
We're Off On The Road to Morocco 12.10.2013
Printemps en Provence 04.03.2013
Memories of Myanmar 01.03.2013
Royal Mandalay 27.02.2013
The Road to Mandalay 26.02.2013
A Burmese Folk Tale 22.02.2013
Inle – the Land Time Forgot 20.02.2013
A Bagan Day 17.02.2013
Beautiful Bagan 16.02.2013
An Irrawaddy Valentine 15.02.2013
Rangoon Days 14.02.2013
Burmese Surprise 12.02.2013
Rangoon at a Glance 10.02.2013
The Many Faces of Bali 09.02.2013
Bali Hi – Almost Heaven 07.02.2013
Breakfast at Raffles 12.01.2013
The Genteel Art of Balinese Fly Killing. 31.12.2012
Paradise in Bali 12.12.2012
When the Nuts in the Milk Incense 10.12.2012
Cambodia’s Future Begins Today 08.12.2012
If It’s Tuesday - It Must Be Cambodia 06.12.2012
The King and I 03.12.2012
Hong Kong Reflections 01.12.2012
China Rising 30.11.2012
The Very Many Faces of China 28.11.2012
The Best Exotic Tea Cozy Hotel 26.11.2012
Shangri-La 25.11.2012
Night at the Museum 23.11.2012
The Luck of the Hakka 21.11.2012
Gŭlāng Yŭ - Recommended by Lonely Planet 19.11.2012
China at Play 17.11.2012
Back to the Future - Part 2 15.11.2012
Back to the Future - Part 1 13.11.2012
Lost in Translation 11.11.2012
Chinese Take-Out? 09.11.2012
Xi'an's Terracotta Army 08.11.2012
Beijing Postcards 06.11.2012
Beijing Twitters 04.11.2012
China's Greatest Wall 02.11.2012
Beijing - A Tale of Two Cities 31.10.2012
Mongolian Yak Herding 28.10.2012
The Fallen Mighty 27.10.2012
Unfathomable Ulaanbaatar 25.10.2012
From Russia with Love 23.10.2012
There’s No Answer for That… 21.10.2012
Wish You Were Here? 19.10.2012
Irkutsk - le Paris de l'Est 17.10.2012
Time Machine 15.10.2012
The Snows of Siberia 13.10.2012
Eastward Ho! 11.10.2012
Russian for Beginners 09.10.2012
Tarting up Tatarstan 06.10.2012
Yo Ho Heave Ho! 05.10.2012
Notes on a Train 04.10.2012
Moscow Life 02.10.2012
Wedding Day in Moscow 30.09.2012
Trotsky Wuz Here 29.09.2012
The Hermitage 27.09.2012
Welcome to Russia! 26.09.2012
A Day in Delft 25.09.2012
Historic Amsterdam 23.09.2012
A is for Amsterdam 22.09.2012
Summer on Paradise Island 19.09.2012
Adios Mexico 29.03.2012
In a Mexican Market 28.03.2012
The Safe Side of Mexico 25.03.2012
Mexican Watercolours 21.03.2012
Name That Fruit! 17.03.2012
A Peek Behind Merida’s Shutters 15.03.2012
Relaxing Under a Banyan Tree 11.03.2012
A Short Sojourn through the Yucatan 09.03.2012
Shopping - Down Mexico Way 06.03.2012
The Great Chichén Itzá Bazaar. 03.03.2012
On The Wild Side of the Yucatan 29.02.2012
Flying Fantasia 24.02.2012
Surviving Armageddon 20.02.2012
Mayan Mexico 18.02.2012
Meridan Meanders 16.02.2012
On The Beach 10.02.2012
The Twin Faces of Progreso 08.02.2012
Our Chicxulub Home 06.02.2012
Touchdown in Mexico 03.02.2012
Home for Christmas 11.01.2012
The Pride of London 17.11.2011
Paradise inn Bologna 12.11.2011
Venice 06.11.2011
Love Letter from Verona 03.11.2011
The Devil Wears Prada 01.11.2011
Party Time on the Cote d'Azure 30.10.2011
Pizza with that? 24.10.2011
Postcards from Picture Perfect Portofino 21.10.2011
Stairways to Heaven 19.10.2011
Nightmare in Perugia 18.10.2011
When in Rome... 16.10.2011
Turkey - Highly Recommended by Blissful Adventures 14.10.2011
Making Mole Hills out of Mountains 13.10.2011
Confessions of a Devious Photographer 12.10.2011
When it Rains.. It Pours 12.10.2011
Thanksgiving Turkey 09.10.2011
Flaming Mountains and Smiling Turks 07.10.2011
Around the World in 200 Blogs 05.10.2011
Beside the Sea Side, Beside the Sea... 04.10.2011
Scroll from a Legionnaire - Hierapolis AD 129 02.10.2011
The Dawn of Time 01.10.2011
Dolmabache Palace - Barely Mentioned in Lonely Planet 29.09.2011
Delightfully Turkish 28.09.2011
Istanbul 27.09.2011
Iceland 25.09.2011
Lazy Days of Summer 22.09.2011
Incredible India 18.02.2011
Indian Footnotes 16.02.2011
Only in India...? 14.02.2011
Jaipur - Just Another National Geographic Day! 12.02.2011
A Walk to Mandawa 10.02.2011
Indian Twitters 07.02.2011
Hobknobbing with Aristocracy 05.02.2011
Another Day, Another Fort and Another Competition 03.02.2011
Jaisalmer Fort - Not Recommended by Lonely Planet 01.02.2011
Jaisalmer -"Highly Recommended by Lonely Planet" 30.01.2011
Down on the Farm in Jodhpur 28.01.2011
The Antiques Roadshow 26.01.2011
Udaipur's Backside 24.01.2011
Udaipur's Shiny Face 23.01.2011
Tea and a Pee at the Taj 20.01.2011
Readers' Haikus 18.01.2011
Your Camel Awaits, Sir... 17.01.2011
Dispatch from Hampi 16.01.2011
Go Goa 14.01.2011
Washday Haikus 11.01.2011
Strangers on the Shore 09.01.2011
The Daily Tweet 08.01.2011
Taxi! Taxi! 05.01.2011
Our Indian Time Machine 03.01.2011
Ice Cold in Kerala 01.01.2011
The Cost of Doing Business 31.12.2010
Down by the Riverside 28.12.2010
Peace on Earth! 26.12.2010
Another Christmas on the Road 23.12.2010
Much Ado About Very Little 21.12.2010
Having a Hippy Holiday 18.12.2010
Haystacks Ahoy! 16.12.2010
Tales of the Riverbank 14.12.2010
God's Own Country 11.12.2010
The Spice of Life 10.12.2010
High Tea in Kerala 09.12.2010
Vasco De Gama Wuz Here 04.12.2010
Confounding India 03.12.2010
A Seaside Postcard from Chennai 01.12.2010
The Dark Side of India 28.11.2010
May I Touch Your Feet Please? 27.11.2010
Hyderabad's Many Faces 25.11.2010
Seeking Calcutta 22.11.2010
Images of Varanasi at Dawn 20.11.2010
Varanasi - Holy C###! 18.11.2010
Lucknow - Past and Present 17.11.2010
War of the Worlds 13.11.2010
Monkey Business 11.11.2010
Happy (Belated) Diwali 09.11.2010
Himalayan Retreat 09.11.2010
Himalayan Hiatus 01.11.2010
India versus Pakistan 31.10.2010
All that Glitters ... 29.10.2010
The Great Indian Railway Bazaar 26.10.2010
Postcard from Old Delhi 24.10.2010
Delhi - Yikes! 22.10.2010
Butlins for Crumblies 21.10.2010
Ship Shape in Bristol 20.10.2010
Cast in Stone 18.10.2010
Tea in Tiverton and Lunch with a Lord 16.10.2010
Life on Dartmoor 14.10.2010
The Queen of the Seas 11.10.2010
The Cream of Jersey 07.10.2010
The Mysterious Affair at Melbury Court 03.10.2010
On the Road Again 30.09.2010
Summer on Paradise Isand 23.09.2010
Rebuilding Wenchuan with Love 03.07.2010
The Rebirth of Yingxiu 01.07.2010
If You Look Closely-Old China is Still There 30.06.2010
Postcard from London 15.06.2010
Toulouse- Today and Yesterday 14.06.2010
Carmen - Queen of the Canal-du-Midi 12.06.2010
It's All Downhill from Here 09.06.2010
Locks of Languedoc 07.06.2010
Life is just a Bowl of Cherries 04.06.2010
Dining Afloat 01.06.2010
Stepping Back in Carcassone 30.05.2010
Une Amuse Bouche 28.05.2010
An English Country Garden 24.05.2010
Friends Forever, Forever Friends 22.05.2010
It's Bluebell Time in England 21.05.2010
Parting is such Sweet Sorrow 18.05.2010
Escape from Luxor 15.05.2010
Egypt - TripAdvisor 12.05.2010
Egypt ..No Pain - No Gain 10.05.2010
Life on the Nile 08.05.2010
Where You From? 05.05.2010
In an Egyptian Market 01.05.2010
The Dawn of Egypt 29.04.2010
A Winter's Tale 27.04.2010
Memories ....Memories 09.11.2009
Our 100th Anniversary 05.11.2009
Ancient and Modern 05.11.2009
Our Cabardes Home 04.11.2009
The Chestnut Lady Cometh ... 03.11.2009
Location, location, location ... 01.11.2009
Over the Mountains and Far Away ... 31.10.2009
A Day on the Canal 30.10.2009
Sunday Market 27.10.2009
The Vineyards of Languedoc 26.10.2009
Two Weeks in Languedoc .... 24.10.2009
Barcelona's Street Art. 23.10.2009
Captives in Caravaca 19.10.2009
The Road to Caravaca 18.10.2009
Cordoba - City of Culture 17.10.2009
Alhambra .... A Tale of Cabbages and Kings 14.10.2009
Home from Home 11.10.2009
Once More Unto the Beach Dear Friends ... 11.10.2009
Ten Fat Ladies and Castles in the Air 08.10.2009
Where on earth is Elche? 06.10.2009
Sheila's Happy Birthday 05.10.2009
Benidorm - Paradise Ruined 04.10.2009
Thoroughly Modern Spain 28.09.2009
The Rain in Spain ... 24.09.2009
Family Matters 21.09.2009
Oh Yeah! Oh Yeah! 18.09.2009
Under a Spreading Chestnut Tree ... 17.09.2009
Next Adventure ... Europe Revisited 06.09.2009
South East Asia Revisited 07.06.2009
Around the World in 150 Days 28.03.2009
The Kite-Runners 25.03.2009
Down to Earth 22.03.2009
The Queen at Windsor 20.03.2009
A Host of Golden Daffodils 16.03.2009
England's Green and Pleasant Land 16.03.2009
A Journey Through the Past 15.03.2009
Jim's Past Life Regression 15.03.2009
A Potted History of Wessex 10.03.2009
London 06.03.2009
Goodbye Bangkok 02.03.2009
Trains, Planes and Automobiles. 01.03.2009
Love Blossoms 27.02.2009
Take only photos - Leave only footprints. 26.02.2009
Safety Second 25.02.2009
The Vivacity of Daily Life 24.02.2009
Safety First 23.02.2009
Paradise Island 22.02.2009
Quiz Answers 20.02.2009
A Bit of a Puzzle 19.02.2009
Great Expectations 17.02.2009
It's Market Day 14.02.2009
Happy Valentine 13.02.2009
It's a Big McWorld 12.02.2009
Dreamland 09.02.2009
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 06.02.2009
It's a Wet, Wet, Wet, Wonderful World! 04.02.2009
The Multiple Personalities of Bali 31.01.2009
Prambanan 29.01.2009
Indonesia's World Wonder 28.01.2009
Yogyakarta - Ancient and modern 27.01.2009
The Orient Express 25.01.2009
From Riches to Rags 22.01.2009
One Country - Two Worlds 22.01.2009
Bali - Close to Heaven 16.01.2009
Anyone for Tiffin? 12.01.2009
Malaysian Monkeys 10.01.2009
A Tropical Oasis 07.01.2009
In Memory of Dennis 07.01.2009
Our Polar Bear Swim 01.01.2009
Our Christmas Holiday 29.12.2008
Reflections on Vietnam 25.12.2008
Christmas is all around us. 23.12.2008
Christmas on the Road 22.12.2008
The Easy Life 20.12.2008
Hoi-An Market 18.12.2008
Rebecca's Backpack 16.12.2008
It's a dog's life on the roads here! 15.12.2008
You Only Live Twice .... 14.12.2008
The Vietnam War 10.12.2008
We Wuz Hijacked 08.12.2008
PDR Laos versus HCM Vietnam 07.12.2008
Bon Voyage Laos 06.12.2008
Same-Same, (but vastly different) 05.12.2008
Lao Adventurers 04.12.2008
Luang Prabang 29.11.2008
Fish and Chips Thai style 29.11.2008
Slow Boat to Indo-Chine 27.11.2008
Hirsute pursuits 21.11.2008
Ancient Capitals-Ayutthaya and Sukhothai 18.11.2008
Last week's quiz/This week's question. 16.11.2008
Spot the fake monk! 16.11.2008
Worthy Causes - first donation 15.11.2008
Loi Krathong-Night of the full moon 13.11.2008
Thailand-worlds collide 11.11.2008
Paradise lost - almost 08.11.2008
Paradise Found 05.11.2008
Bangkok Beginnings 02.11.2008
Goodbye to friends 28.10.2008
Packing Our Bags 21.10.2008
Planning Our trip 15.10.2008
Getting Ready 13.10.2008