Luca’s humour and enthusiasm for all things archaeological was like a glass of the best prosecco you have ever tasted compared to some of the earlier tour guides who were more like the dregs from the previous night’s bottle of… Read More ›
Pompeii : Forget the guidebook, just wander.
There are times when guides and guidebooks are a hindrance to mindfulness in travel. Each of these drives you in a direction of THEIR choice and at THEIR pace, something we have suffered from in the past few days in… Read More ›
Archimedes, and the rest of us, screwed at Syracuse!
When I was a postgraduate student doing research for my PhD in chemistry, one highly competitive aspect amongst fellow researchers was to cite/quote from the earliest historical reference to anything connected to your work and insert it into your doctoral… Read More ›
A tale of two cities with knobs, knockers and knights!
After a fantastic dawn entrance to Valletta harbour, watched almost in silence by a stunned crowd on the balconies of Oriana our cruise ship, I boarded the coach taking me to Mdina then Valletta for a guided tour. Not part… Read More ›
Sardinia, certainly ancient but not so interesting!
The ship has docked at Cagliari for the day on the island of Sardinia; our trip is the exploration of “Ancient Sardinia” and it’s turning out to be more ancient than we imagined. The coach departed from the quayside at… Read More ›
The secrets of Mindful Travel ….. do you know them?
These women were about as mindful of their surroundings as a fart in a lift! What’s the point in travelling if you crave home foods and luxuries from day one!
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