10 Years of the Tour d’Afrique
11 January 2012 | Media
Crazy, doomed, hopeless, wonderful – my first thoughts when I read about the very first Tour d’Afrique – 12,000km, four months, all the way from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa. It really is the Mt Everest of cycling. I didn’t realise that a few years late...
Madaba & Mosaics
9 January 2012 | Places
▲ Mosaics in the Archaeological Park in the Jordanian town of Madaba.
I spent two weeks in Israel and Palestine just before Christmas 2011. You can check my reports on my travels in Palestine, the problems of Hebron, the Wall, an encouraging visit to Nazareth, ...
Egypt – Get Me Out of There!
1 February 2011 | The rest
The media is full of stories of Egyptian chaos and crowds camped out at Cairo Airport trying to get out of the country. Is there any other way out?
▲ January snow and my 9 year old daughter Tashi climbing Mt Sinai above St Katherine's Monastery.
On my first tr...
Museums & Galleries
19 December 2010 | Culture
OK, it's time to look back over the last year. Starting with Museums & Galleries. Reading through my diary for the past 12 months there sure were a lot of them! Some highlights:
▲ The Alexandria Library right on the Mediterranean Coast in Egypt. An interesti...
Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions
30 November 2010 | Living
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011 stirred up the usual interest on its release. Assorted cities (including Tel Aviv and Australia’s Newcastle – not the British version) noted their inclusion in the ‘Top 10 Cities’ category. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, vis...