Category Archives: travel

On The Road To Nowhere #travel #humour

As a youngster I loved a pre Python TV show aimed at children called ‘Do not adjust your set’. Palin, Jones and Idle starred alongside Neil Innes and the Bonzo Dog Band. Denise Coffey also played many a part. One … Continue reading

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Singapore Stories: the finale

  We are packing for home. The same amount of clothes that we came with seem bigger. Or maybe the fact they’re dirty means they have grown. Whatever the reason it’s difficult to push down the lid. Perhaps there’s a … Continue reading

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Dick Head Tours (In Liquidation) #travel #bloggingholiday

People who have read this blog for a while will be aware of my inability to organise a holiday without any administrative cock-ups. My father, famously, described my vacation planning as being akin to ‘Dick Head Tours’. As the holidaying … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 6 Iquitos and the Amazon #Peru #travel

In 1987 the Textiliste and I travelled to Peru for a three week holiday. In the last instalment we had visited the beautiful and beguiling Manchu Pichu. Now back in Cusco we have a rather long winded journey ahead of us before … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 5, Manchu Pichu #travel #Peru

In October 1987, the Textiliste and I holidayed in Peru. It was eye opening, extraordinary and full of the usual daft moments that follow me when I go away. Last time out, here, we were in Cusco, before travelling by … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 4, Cuzco #travel #Peru

I have been posting occasionally about a trip to Peru I took in October 1987. So far we have visited Lima, Arequippa and Puno, with a side order of the Colca Canyon. I suffered the most appalling altitude sickness. This picture … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 3, Puno and Lake Titicaca #peru #travel

For those following our travels in Peru in the autumn of 1987, you may wonder where we have got to. I suppose, after the tranquillity of Arequipa which we visited here it was inevitable that we would find another gear as … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 2, Arequipa and altitude #travel #Peru

Last time we found ourselves experiencing the highs and lows of long distance travel and how altitude sickness is no match for a mild cocaine bevvy. By now we were adjusted to the time difference from home but I was … Continue reading

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Hunting the Inca: Part 1, Lima and the Colca Canyon #travel #Peru

When a Condor comes to call, you need to be ready. Otherwise you might get more than you bargained for. Continue reading

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Slipping Down the Slopes #travel #skiing

Day One   Funny this skiing lark. You travel miles to obscure valleys and mountains that clever engineers have criss-crossed with wires and metal stanchions. You put on clothes in colours normally seen in Farrow and Ball paint charts (pistachio … Continue reading

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