Travels through History – France

Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here Catharism was an austere religion following the gnostic philosophy of God and Satan as two separate beings – God was associated with purity and Satan with every aspect of evil. Catharism encouraged its followers to adopt asceticism and celibacy even after marriage. Those whoContinue reading “Travels through History – France”

Tinos

This is an excerpt from the book Travels through History : 9 Greek Islands , newly available on Amazon. The first inhabitants of Tinos were probably the Phoenicians, followed by the Ionians in the 11th century BCE. Two tombs from the Mycenaean period have been discovered in the area of Kyra Xeni, and about fifty archaeological sitesContinue reading “Tinos”

New beginnings: Zimbabwe, back from the brink

With Mugabe’s catastrophic 40-year rule finally over, there’s optimism on the streets of Zimbabwe.

Postcards from the edge: travels in Trump’s banned countries

‘I firmly believe travel helps break down ignorance and suspicion.’ Kevin Rushby reflects on the warmth and hospitality he has encountered in the countries now on President Trump’s ‘bad’ list