I have written a travel book about nine Greek Islands. It’s available here – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DR300NY This is a journey through Mykonos, Rhodes, Symi, Patmos, Samos, Syros, Paros, Tinos, and Delos. It’s a short book, easy to read, giving the essential history of the islands and some of their sights.
The UK countryside comes alive in spring and these breaks – everything from seal-spotting to cycling and even wine-tasting – make the most of it
From fiesta-mad Seville to buzzing Montpellier and blossom-filled Berlin, spring is a blooming marvellous time for a short break
A trip to Piedmont, famous for its truffles, cheese and fine wine, is a robust test of anyone’s appetite
From historic Santiago to boho Valparaíso and into staggeringly beautiful mountains and desert, this is a pulse-racing trip.
New York’s Halloween bash is a wildly creative party – and it’s easier than you think to become a part of it
William Hazlitt, one of Britain’s finest essayists, discovered the ‘natural mysteries’ of this part of north Wales more than 200 years ago. Henry Eliot follows his lead
Outside, in the area between the museum and the cliff, you will find totem poles of the Kwakiutl, Haida, and Gitxsan people as well as two Haida houses, one for the living and one for the dead. From here you get a good view of the main building of the museum, a unique design ifContinue reading “UBC – Vancouver – Part 2”
Surrounded by lush rain forest, the campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) protrudes into the Pacific Ocean. Most of the Point Grey peninsula is given over to the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, an area of Pacific red cedar. Some 34 trails meander for over 50 kilometres through this park. When hiking here, youContinue reading “UBC Vancouver”
Back in Cape Town, the most poignant symbol of the apartheid regime is the District 6 museum. District 6 was a vibrant community of Cape Malays, Indians, Blacks, and a few Whites until 11th February 1966, when the apartheid regime declared District Six a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act. By 1982 60,000 people hadContinue reading “District 6 Museum”