Haven't used this blog in a while, but now back! Hi y'all. Just had a great few days walking (and some heavy uphill!) at Maria Island, a natural jewel off the…

I was moaning about the weather in Granada? The weather has its compensations. Not only did we find the end of the rainbow in the olive groves at Ubeda, but it…

More religion! The breathtakingly spectacular Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood is built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated in St…

A week in St Petersburg is about three weeks too short! Through the shabbiness of the city, for anyone who knows its history, comes a glimmer of the triumph of…

Just outside Moscow is the famous walled monastery at Sergiev Posad, named for St. Sergius who in the 14th century built a small church here. The successor of…

Many of us in the west associate the Kremlin with cold-war politics, horrendous stories of political black arts, purges and larger-than-life deadly dictators.…

A few posts from Russia before we head off to Andalucia in May. Let’s start at Red Square in Moscow, which is a lot smaller than it looked when as kids we saw…

The Melbourne International (sic) Garden Show was held earlier this month in the Exhibition Gardens, near my house. On the opening day a savage windstorm ripped…

This is the post you have when you haven't got a post! Down here we'd call it a ‘Claytons.’ It's an emu in the wild, by the way. I'm not against taking images…

The last post from Morocco (does anyone have a bugle?). All that driving was to bring us to Merzhouga on the northern fringe of the Sahara. A revelation for me…

The highest vehicle pass through the Atlas is at 7,500 ft at Tizi N’Tichka. Not far from there is this interesting looking Kasbah at Telouet, which is on the…

From Marrakech we cross the Haouz Plain by 4WD before starting the climb into the Atlas Mountains and eventually meander down the Dades Valley to get to…

Could go on with posts on Marrakech, but we’ll make this the last one before heading into the Atlas mountains for something completely different. Again, we…

From Fez by the Marrakech Express. Each of these two Moroccan cities that we like a lot is very different from the other. Marrakech is a sophisticated 11th…

Volubilis was a thriving Roman town from 46 BC and was still a Roman town for some time after the empire lost its grip on this area in the 3rd Century. The town…

Meknes was once the seat of power of the Moroccan sultanate. It has less buzz than Fez – but great historical significance and wonderful architectural elegance.…

OK, for the Fez-ters, this is the last one before we move on to other exciting and photographically alluring corners of Morocco. I thought to include a couple…

Being hosted inside the Medina in Fez by Mireille and Christian Laroche at the Riad al Bartal, an old house which they painstakingly restored from dereliction,…
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