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Sandstorms & Bagpipes in Jordan

I confess, I am a history nerd – selective of course; ask me about the House of Plantagenet and you would receive a blank stare, but if you want to discuss the impact of the 365 Crete Earthquake on the Middle East or the lengths young Johann Ludwig (Jean Louis) Burckhardt went to in his […]

Cruising Croatia

I had told too many people I could never be a particularly enthusiastic cruise passenger; there seemed to be something rather too jolly about it for my taste. However, boarding a small but perfectly formed, deluxe cruiser to meander along the Croatian coast risked turning me into a big, fat liar. My Croatian friends speak […]

Addicted to Caprese

No Man is an Island, so travel with friends. I have travelled to Italy many times; often for work, generally alone, usually frenetic, always wonderful. This time I booked a converted farmhouse about 10 minutes from San Gimignano with half a dozen girlfriends, all who have known each other over 20 years. Flying with Qatar […]

A Taste of India

To launch yourself into the sights, sounds and smells of South India is to embark on a very interesting journey indeed! Perhaps the very best way to reach the heart of India is through the all-important sense of taste, on a culinary journey. Travel around India and you will discover an array of delicious and aromatic […]

Driving with Aoife

As a Kiwi visiting Ireland a couple of weeks after an historic All Black defeat, I was prepared for a bit of ribbing. That happened. A lot.  I was also prepared for generous, gregarious, funny locals, plenty to talk about and too much to drink. That happened a lot as well. However, arriving at the […]