Blog News

1. Comments are still disabled though I am thinking of enabling them again.

2. There are now several extra pages - Poetry Index, Travel, Education, Childish Things - accessible at the top of the page. They index entires before October 2013.

3. I will, in the next few weeks, be adding new pages with other indexes.

Travel Writing

One of the original purposes of writing this blog was to collect together my travel writing.  Over the years I've broadened the scope quite a lot but the travel writing remains.

This index collects the posts over the years together.


How I like to travel
The House On The Rock And Other Strange Places
Guilin:Another Point of View
Guilin:The Prequel
Beer and Cheese
More Death In The Afternoon
Hotel Trinidad
What Makes A Perfect Trip
Ifleague Arties
Vegetarians and Camping
If They Asked Me
Some Musings On Archeology
Sleeping On Helvellyn
Sun Comes Up, Sun Goes Down
Sun Goes Down, Sun Comes Up
Camera Trouble
An Indelicate Matter
My Favourite American City
Military Encounters
Buried By Rubbish
An Untold Story of Peruvian Plumbing
Doesn't Sound Like Fun To Me
Travelling Light
More Effort Required
These Things Redefine the Day
A Traveller's Guide to Eating Out
A Green Unpleasant Land
A Painful Pleasure
The Best Christmas Ever
Las Vegas: The Final Frontier
(Note: I am reliably informed that this attraction is no longer there. Pity.)
A More Dangerous Place
Waiting For Pichincha

Peloponese And The Ionian Islands

Part 1: Athens
Part 2: The Day That Nothing Happened
Part 3: Further Adventures On Peloponese
Part 4:Kefalonia
Part 5:Ithaki

DPRK: Volume 1 - The Plan 

Part 1 
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11

DPRK: Volume 2 - The Reality

Prelude In Beijing (Arrival)
Prelude In Beijing (The Great Hall of the People)
Prelude In Beijing (The Forbidden City)
Prelude In Beijing (Lunch With Mr Liu)
The Great Study Hall of the People
A Brief History Lesson, Mostly Inaccurate
The Hotel
The Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum
Another Brief History Lesson
Kumusan Memorial Palace
Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetary
The Drive To Mount Myohyang
Korean Lessons
Pyohun Buddhist Temple
The International Friendship Exhibition
The Korean State Circus
The Concrete Wall
Kaesong Children's Palace
The Kongmin Tombs
Kaesong Folk Hotel
Various Monuments
The Korean State Symphony Orchestra
Flower Show
Back To The Border
Back In China
Postscript:Rumours of War
Postscript 2: Tourist Choreography

Philippines 1995

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17
Part 18
Part 19
Part 20
Part 21

Very Much Delicious: Travels in Malawi and Zambia,1996

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 15
Part 16

Great Travel Experiences

Helicopter Over Iguassu
Under The Stars In The White Desert
The Midnught Sun
Doing Nothing In Yangshuo
Morning At Machu Picchi
The Buying And Selling of Saints
Chess In Lijiang
The Samaria Gorge
Not The Samaria Gorge
Great Railway Journeys
Krak de Chevaliers
Iceland:Northern Lights