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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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St Valentine’s in Rome

As the plane landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, one sunny Thursday lunchtime in mid February, I turned to my wife and started chuckling, in fact we both started laughing, firstly because we were happy to get there, at last*, and … Continue reading

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Dubai: Towers and Malls

 I recently travelled to Dubai and Qatar on a business trip and being the inveterate traveler I am it would have been a shame not to have made the most of what was supposed to be a working trip, which … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan 2012 – A journey, a wedding, an adventure!

Context To set the context the 2012 trip was, as the title suggests, in reality several trips rolled into one… and if you would like to read more there’s a cute little book that’s just been published on Amazon that … Continue reading

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Paris in Spring

Ah Paris in spring! A furtive weekend for two lovers, walking hand in hand in the scented, fragrant streets of gay Paris, watching the charming and “ever so friendly” Parisians go about their business, like industrious squirrels cleaning their nests after … Continue reading

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