Category Archives: Voyages

Coming to Terms with Mount Everest

Recognizing that we may not all become generals, CEO of a big High Tech enterprise (people with a singular mindset to begin with), or Junko Tabei doesn’t mean life is necessarily destined to be a failure. On the contrary, it’s … Continue reading

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Wish I could fly like… (Superman)

It’s true. When you settle down for the night and let the brain run free and process whatever tensions or issues the frontal lobe function had been suppressing during the day a portal opens up into the psyche. What follows … Continue reading

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Air Travel: Chasing Elusive Miles… and Smiles

On a recent flight back from the States I half-heartedly listened to the Delta captain as we approached Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, half-heartedly because like most frequent flyers I’d heard it before and was busy stuffing things into my … Continue reading

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Laying the Past to Rest

‘Despair and die’ the spirits tell Richard III before the Battle of Bosworth… ‘Live and flourish’ say the same spirits to the sleeping Earl of Richmond. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity of going [back] to France with … Continue reading

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Tales from Bishkek: Far From the Madding Crowd

Fleeing the turmoil and nonsensicality of recent events in Europe (the UK’s utterly shambolic and farcical Brexit referendum, the ensuing political meltdown and the tragic terror attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport, through which my wife and I had transited, not … Continue reading

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Bucolic Bishkek

Two years after my last trip to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in Central Asia (±3 800 kilometres due east of Turkey) there I was literally winging my way back there for a mid-July break. Two weeks of heat (temperatures are constantly in … Continue reading

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Baiersbronn and inner harmony.

A long St Valentine’s weekend was the occasion to show my wife the Black Forest I used to live and work in years before and had talked so much about. The fact that we’d chosen St Valentine’s to go down … Continue reading

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