Vignettes from a lifetime of travel

F is for FCC   ‘Of all the gin joints in all the towns….’  If I had to choose one spot for a sundowner,  out of all the places I’ve ever been,  I wouldn’t opt for a cocktail overlooking a glorious tropical beach or an iconic natural landmark.   No.  I’m heading back to Phnom Penh. By […]

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Those were the days…….

Seemingly I’m (yet again!) way behind the times.  My holy trinity of skyscanner,   tripadvisor and booking.com is no longer considered sufficient for the inspired travel planner.  The choice of technical travel planning tools out there is honestly terrifying!! I’m not about to start lamenting the ‘good old days’ because travel has certainly become a lot […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

E is for Early Mornings   I’m not an early riser – in fact I’d rather not do mornings at all  – they’d be banned if I’d my way!   However,  I have been know to drag myself from the bed before sunrise when the occasion begs it and wow – what a world there is […]

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A Date in the Irish Calendar – St. Patrick’s Day!

Its March 17th and its a great day to be Irish!   Today we celebrate the arrival of Christianity into Ireland.   And what a celebration it is!  This festival is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other national day.  No matter where you are,  you’re bound to be near enough to an Irish […]

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