Category Archives: travel

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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Dubious About Dubai, concluding and flying home #Dubai

The chance to use the metro – I like all sorts of trains, well at least once – and visit the Dubai museum seemed a perfect combo. We – the Lawyer, the Beautician and I – were meeting for lunch … Continue reading

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Dubious about Dubai – day 3 #travel #Dubai

Ok so three days in Dubai is no way to judge a place. But you do gather impressions. This is a place that’s uninhibited in its excess and only limited by its overall size, the need to import everything, few … Continue reading

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Dubious About Dubai day two #travel #thoughts

When I think about the Middle Eastern states I’m thinking Sun, I’m thinking Blue Skies, I’m thinking Sunnies and Shorts – no, maybe not shorts – but I’m not thinking… Mist and Mizzle. Sand storms and swaying trees. But, hey, … Continue reading

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Dubious about Dubai; travelling-lite #travel #thoughts

I’m off to Dubai. Which is near Abu Dhabi and part of the United Arab Emirates. But apart from that I couldn’t stick a finger on the map and say I’d hit the spot. It’s the sort of place I … Continue reading

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A Time In Africa – part one #memoirs #africa #Safari

In 1988, I had turned 30, been married 4 years and been a partner in my law firm 12 months. The Textiliste and I had undertaken a rather crazy project of refurbishing a house in Herne Hill, South London which, … Continue reading

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Finland – walking in among the fungi: A Reprise

Four years ago today, I was on holiday, abroad. How strange those concepts feel now. Still it was lovely to return to the bonkers world that is Finland, if only for a while Finland is full of trees. When it’s … Continue reading

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