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The proper spirit of travel

Robert Byron writes in The Road to Oxiana (my reference is to the Pimlico edition of 2004, page 317) about the proper spirit with which to engage in the adventurous … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

Calder frame

Framed by Calder #Venice via Instagram

20 February, 2015 · Leave a comment


It was murder to get in… #Venice via Instagram

20 February, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cobras in Cochin

Hooded #cobras dancing in #Cochin #Kerala long before most of you Instagram generation were born. #India (at Cochin)

25 September, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Libya (a lost post)

(I found this tucked away in a corner of my filesystem.  Late, but interesting)   In Libya, Day 3, Saturday, 19 November 2005 Today we have had an absolutely top … Continue reading

15 October, 2010 · Leave a comment

Italian eating in Kyoto: Il Pappalardo

Il Pappalardo is an excellent local trattoria-style Italian restaurant in Kyoto. You really should go there if you are in Kyoto and want a good Italian pick-me-up. Located towards the … Continue reading

8 April, 2010 · Leave a comment

Ski kit that worked: “Pick me!”

On a trip to Courchevel recently, I took three new bits of kit. First, the Mammut Laser hooded softshell jacket, a fantastic item that appears to be sadly hard to … Continue reading

8 February, 2010 · Leave a comment

Fly-fishing in the High Tatras

I was looking to see if there’s any fly-fishing in the remote part of Slovakia containing the High Tatras. This website tells me that It is forbidden in the trout … Continue reading

29 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

The Grand Canyon

Yesterday, at liberty, I went to the Grand Canyon. With the Cadillac Escalade, the 4 hour drive there was reasonably easy and comfortable, with some decent stuff on the radio … Continue reading

7 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

Chez Fernand

While in Paris last week, we dined three times at Chez Fernand- 9, rue Christine, 75006; +33 (0)1 43 25 18 55. It’s great — very simple French cooking, almost rustic in style, with … Continue reading

29 November, 2008 · Leave a comment