Ebao or E Bao or Ebuzhen, Qinghai Province in China
11 September 2017 | Places
It’s always interesting when your travels take you somewhere which doesn’t turn up on an internet search. In English at least, there’s probably lots to be said about Ebao (or E Bao or Ebuzhen) in Chinese.
We stopped for lunch in Ebao on Day 47 of my recent Silk Roa...
Silk Road by MGB – Days 84 to 88 in Turkey
21 July 2017 | Places
My 103 day, Silk Road Odyssey from Bangkok to London in an old MGB is all over. ‘Burgundy,’ my 45-year-old car is safely in London and I’m looking for a new home for it, anyone want a well looked after English sports car? Comprehensively overhauled and then used for o...
How to Land a Plane
20 July 2017 | Media
In Skyfaring - his 2015 best seller on the mystery and magic of flight - BA 747 pilot Mark Vanhoenacker told how he did it. Now in this 64-page addition to the Quercus series of ‘how to do it’ books he tells us how to do it ourselves. Land that is.
Taking off is no...
Silk Road by MGB – Driving in Iran
27 June 2017 | Transport
I’m now in Turkey on Day 88 of my Silk Road with an old British sports car journey and I’ve just posted on how friendly the Iranians were on my trip across that intriguing country, with my daughter Tashi often at the wheel.
◄ And shopping for bread when we stopped ...
26 June 2017 | Living
I’m in Turkey on Day 87 of my 102 day Silk Road drive in an old MGB from Bangkok to London (and on to Abingdon where MGBs were made, many years ago). From Day 76 to Day 84 we drove through Iran. Friendly Iran as almost any visitor to Iran will attest.