• Cambodia,  Travel

    Once Upon a Khmer Empire

    Cambodia in November 2014. A country ravaged by the three-year genocidal terror in the second half of the 1970s, evidence of which is plain to see in Phnom Penh, also captured in the movie The Killing Fields. In contrast, the…

  • Jordan,  Travel

    Surprising Jordan

    For many years, I resisted travelling to the Middle East: too much sand, too hot, no shopping, not modern, and more recently, not safe. Even after Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, which famously featured Petra’s splendid Treasury facade, I…

  • Jordan,  Travel

    So Much More To Jordan …

    Fortresses dating back to the Crusades, the ancient Roman city of Jerash, the ancient city of Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, the Baptism Site, its many nature reserves and biodiversity. So much more.

  • Spain,  Travel

    Four Days in Barcelona

    Mid-Sept 2010. My second trip to Spain, after Madrid in 2004. Already one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, I’m glad I went then. It’s now probably groaning under the additional weight of tourists from North Asia, and…

  • Spain,  Travel

    Colours of Northern Spain

    A selection of photos from 15 days on the road, covering the autonomous communities of Basque, Cantabria, Asturias, Galicia, Castile and León, and Aragón. Just tasting the surface, so much more to uncover. (Road-trip from 7 to 23 Sept 2018)

  • Golf,  Sports

    Ryder Cup 2014: A Non-Golfer’s Perspective

    It’s a fair distance from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to the Scottish Highlands, but the allure of watching some of the best players fighting it out at the Home of Golf proved incentive enough to swap the tropical breeze of Bukit…

  • Spain,  Travel

    On The Road in Northern Spain

    For as long as I can remember, I have held a fascination for Spain. Having visited Madrid, Barcelona, Granada and Sevilla between 2004 and 2013, I had my sights on northern Spain, in particular Basque Country, and by early 2018…