Iguazu Falls – Argentina? Brazil? – or almost Paraguay
14 November 2023 | Places
▲ Iguazu Falls from Brazil – yes they’re wonderful. If you want to compare the Iguazu Falls with Niagara Falls (Canada-USA) or the Victoria Falls (Zambia-Zimbabwe) the Iguaza Falls National Park website has all the comparison figures. I’d also throw the Murchison Fall...
27 October 2012 | Places
Before my recent trip up the Karakoram Highway through northern Pakistan to Kashgar in China I spent a day on a side trip to the Murree hill station and looking around Islamabad. On my last visit to Pakistan in early 2006 I went to the ancient Buddhist site at Taxila,...
Wild Coast – the Dolman Winner
7 September 2012 | Media
I chaired the 2012 Dolman Travel Book of the Year awards, deciding on the best travel book published in Britain last year. I’ve posted blogs about the awards and, as I worked my way through the entrants and the long list and then the short list my thoughts on the book...
Burford in the Cotswolds
19 July 2012 | Places
◄ North-west of London and just beyond Oxford the town of Burford is regularly cited as one of the prettiest in England. Of course it’s well equipped with pubs, like any pretty English village or town, although it’s unclear why there should be a mermaid pub so far...
25 December 2010 | Places
To be honest I’m not really a beach person, I get bored sitting around and even without visiting any beaches I get too much sun during the year. Nevertheless I had several great days on an assortment of fine beaches on the Brazilian island of Fernando do Noronha and l...