It was our last day in Istanbul and our flight was due in the afternoon. Having done all the sightseeing and eating we wanted to over the previous six days, we were left with the Hamam experience to tick off…Read more
Although I travel a lot, I never really learned to embrace the experience of traveling. I find it tiring, boring, wasteful, dangerous and thoroughly unpleasant. Occasionally though, “stuff” happens that stops me dead in my tracks in disgust, shock, amusement or plain disbelief. This blog is about telling some of these travel stories, which are largely true but with a certain degree of embellishment on my part.
During our “Dordogne Farm Holiday” in France with our two young daughters, we spent the first week enjoying life on the farm pretending to be farmers but mostly wandering round exploring the farm, picking fruit, stroking animals, chasing chicken, watching…Read more
London: The company “Travel Coordinator” went on line and checked the official requirements for visa application to Saudi Arabia and all seemed fairly straight forward, if a little bureaucratic. Must have a valid passport; must provide two identical passport photos…Read more
Bahrain: Early morning scene on an airport transfer bus: Friend (optimistic): Excuse me, do I know you? MP (puzzled): I don’t know! Friend: Are you in the insurance business? MP (wearily): No, sorry. Friend (determined): you look familiar though, are…Read more