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Soldiers silhouette The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - Lest we forget Today, 11th of November, in Europe, is the centenary of the Armistice. It was signed at 11a.m. and marked the end of the First World War. Whilst I am not old enough to have experienced either the First or Second World Wars first hand, I am of that generation born in England… Continue reading →
Old age Old age and a narcissistic personality - I have just returned from England. I hadn’t visited the family since my father passed away in February last year. It should have been a pleasurable trip but wasn’t. My mother is now 94 and still lives alone in her own home. The recent phone conversations I had had with her had taken bizarre twists.… Continue reading →
Bhutan Tourist or Traveller? Which are you? - “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see. – Gilbert K. Chesterton Is there a difference between a tourist and a traveller? I think so but how do they differ and at what point do the two cross over? Tourists, to me, take holidays. They are away from… Continue reading →
Guatemalan Bus Do you love to travel? - “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ― Augustine of Hippo I love travelling. I have scores of travel books on my bookshelves, some describing places I am never likely to visit and others high on my list of ‘must do’s’ (and the list keeps changing!). Even as… Continue reading →