Hay-on-Wye, a Bookworm’s Paradise

Hay-on-Wye, a Bookworm’s Paradise

For me no trip to Wales would be complete without a visit to Hay-on-Wye. Not just because it is a pretty border village with history, country walks and a few quirks. But also because this is Britain’s Town of Books, its streets crammed with secondhand book shops....

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Eating out in Doha

It is possible to eat very well in Doha, whether you want Arabic or international food. The large number of expat workers in the city means that a cosmopolitan cuisine is available, and there is a wide choice of outlets, from hotels and restaurants, to cafés and...

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Strange goings-on in Wessex

Blogging from a remote corner of Wiltshire this week. Whenever I visit this part of the world I am amazed by the wealth of ancient and prehistoric sites, and intrigued by the stories (and mysteries) attached to them. Yesterday we visited the turf maze near to...

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The roads of Delhi

The drivers in Delhi must be some of the best in the world. Here in the UK all we have to do is to obey a few rules, and look around us to make sure everyone else is following the rules too, but in Delhi it is a whole different ball game... Firstly, there is the sheer...

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Abu Dhabi’s Desert Hinterland

Yesterday we took our hire car and drove through the desert. I say desert, but actually the first part of the journey was on a not particularly interesting motorway between Abu Dhabi and Tarif, with what seemed like never ending construction and industrialisation for...

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Gradil, Portugal

This is the last one from the archives, before we go away again next week.  The pictures are from a holiday in Gradil, north of Lisbon, a few years ago.  We stayed on a quinta, which is a wine producing farm.  We had our own courtyard, with quince and palm trees,...

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