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My own travel writing and other travel articles that interest me and you too I hope.
2023-03-20 22:39
This is a compelling novel about The Gambler, Alexey Ivanovitch, who is working in the household of a Russian General – he was only promoted to this rank on his retirement – who… Read More
2023-03-13 15:58
I added this to the ‘travel’ blog as neutrinos are always moving somewhere. Frank Close is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics, and Fellow Emeritus at Exeter College at… Read More
2023-03-09 16:31
This book is rather different from other books you’ll read. It’s the third novel in a series that began with Barabbas and The Sibyl. Ahasuerus is mentioned in certain Old T… Read More
2023-03-06 16:51
An excerpt from a forthcoming book on Canadian cities. I mentioned I was going to visit Winnipeg to several people and their replies contained either the words ‘Winterpeg’ or… Read More
2023-03-05 16:18
This is an excerpt from my forthcoming travelogue about Canadian cities. For me, Northwest Territories is where the scale and grandeur of Canada hits home. Northwest Territories is 1 mi… Read More
2023-03-04 16:27
The Shipping Forecast is a much-loved part of the British cultural landscape with an avid following of listeners, most of whom aren’t affected by the news it provides. This book des… Read More
2023-02-19 03:46
This is a real page turner and gives some great insights into various places in the UK, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and Antarctica. An old wooden ship is trapped in the Antarctic ice. It se… Read More
2023-02-03 16:02
The first James Bond book that Ian Fleming wrote and I recognised some of the details from the 2006 film of the same name. Le Chiffre is a nearly bankrupt member of the secretive SMERSH o… Read More
2023-01-30 00:30
Lawrence Durrell had a lifelong interest in and sympathy for the philosophy of Taoism. Since he read the Tao Te Ching which contains a description of the great motor of the universe and its… Read More
2023-01-16 00:33
Scholarship. I’m seriously thinking about putting all my other books that I want to read in a massive pile somewhere and just reading this author’s work one after another unti… Read More
2022-12-21 23:42
Extract from the book ‘Travels through History : France” available here Sur le Pont d’Avignon On y danse, On y danse Sur le Pont d’Avignon On y danse tous en rond… Read More
2022-12-18 06:52
There are some fascinating details about Prague in this book, hence this book review is in my travel blog. Nicolas Whistler is a young man who lives in digs in London and spends most of… Read More
2022-11-30 05:19
This is a bit of a stretch for a travel blog but it does provide the background for some of the sights that ca be seen in modern Istanbul . Number 437 in the ‘A Very Short Introduct… Read More
2022-11-27 03:34
Hello: I’ve made some updates to my Alamy portfolio to include recent pictures from Montreal, Powell River (BC), Ottawa, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Yellowknife, Whitehorse, and… Read More
2022-11-24 06:38
Although this book is fiction, there are many accurate descriptions of towns and cities you might like to visit… This is an extremely long thriller at over 550 pages. It needs to… Read More
2022-11-11 22:14
This is number 6 in the ‘Great Journeys’ series by Penguin. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu travelled to Constantinople (now Istanbul) in 1716 with her husband who had been appointe… Read More
2022-11-03 02:35
Zeno of Citium founded Stoicism at the Stoa Poikile – the Painted Porch – a colonnade that stood outside the public market in Athens over two thousand years ago. Zeno’s… Read More
2022-04-22 03:08
This is the sequel to Three Men in a Boat and it is really rather good, especially when the three men – George, Harris and J – are travelling around the middle of Europe interact… Read More
2022-03-12 01:31
For you from some of my recent magazine reading. China Like other middle-income countries China has a debt problem about one third of its GDP is tied up in an indebted property sector… Read More
Travels Through History – Northern Spain
2022-02-17 02:59
This book is a travelogue about the cities of northern Spain. I travelled to Pamplona, Burgos, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Segovia, Leon, Gijon, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra… Read More
House Of Polar Bears
2022-02-04 02:59
Photographer Dmitry Kokh discovered polar bears living in an abandoned weather station in Kolyuchin, in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of the Russian Federation, while on a trip to Wrangel Is… Read More
How To Be Free By Epictetus
2022-01-31 04:56
How to be Free is an Ancient Guide to the Stoic life and comprises The Encheiridion and selections from The Discourses. Epictetus was born a slave and lived from 55AD to 135AD. This Roman… Read More
Favourite UK Permanent Exhibitions
2021-11-21 02:57
From impressionists in Wales to pre-Raphaelites in Yorkshire, a huge wealth of culture is on tap across the UK – and entry to museums and galleries is often free Read More

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