A wandering bird's-eye overview of most things even vaguely related to travel, and an opportunity for writers, artists and photographers to contribute the historical, the hysterical, the quirky and quixotic... anything with heart.

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An Arabian voyage

Destination= The Persian and Oman Gulfs -  An inspired, eclectic and rolling visu...read more

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On being authentic in Istanbul

I’m on a whirlwind tour of Turkey, starting in Istanbul. Arriving mid–afternoon on Saturday and h...read more

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Ways of the world

Mirko is a bright-eyed 5yo, peaked cap backwards, in red Tee and baggy blue pants.  ...read more

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Travel bugs biting

Packing a suitcase and flying off into the great unknow...read more

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4 years ago
Something from nothing

With Qatar summer temperatures between 40-50degC, I set out in the early evening from the seethin...read more

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New kingdom, old kingdom

This is the `Southern Shrine’ of the New Kingdom, initially built over 3000 years ago, running fr...read more

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