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Japan adventure on the Kumano Kodo pilgrim trail

Japan adventure on the Kumano Kodo pilgrim trail

Japan adventure on the Kumano Kodo pilgrim trail

17 November 2017

The previous Japan adventure was in the cities of Osaka and Kyoto, and from there it is easy to take the “Ocean Arrow” train to Kii Tanabe…


Swiss culture adventure - Champéry and Riederalp

Swiss culture adventure - Champéry and Riederalp

Swiss culture adventure - Champéry and Riederalp

03 November 2017

Switzerland is such a land of contrasts, especially with its four languages. Each part fiercely speaks only its own language, to the exclusion of the…


Unexplored Netherlands - Terneuzen

Unexplored Netherlands - Terneuzen

Unexplored Netherlands - Terneuzen

20 October 2017

There is a surprising variety in the different parts of the Netherlands, if you go off the beaten track. One such area, largely unknown to UK tourists,…


Arnstadt – a German gem

Arnstadt – a German gem

Arnstadt – a German gem

13 October 2017

The central part of Germany, which was in the “East” or behind the “iron curtain”, is not visited much, which is a shame as it…


Japan adventure in Osaka and Kyoto

Japan adventure in Osaka and Kyoto

Japan adventure in Osaka and Kyoto

06 October 2017

From Inverness and Aberdeen we have great opportunities with the KLM flights (3 per day from Inverness and 4 per day from Aberdeen) that connect so well…


On the tulip cruise

On the tulip cruise

On the tulip cruise

08 September 2017

It was civilised to leave Keith on the 8.13 am train for Aberdeen, where a stroll along the platform took me to the Virgin East Coast super train that…


Belgium by train - part two

Belgium by train - part two

Belgium by train - part two

14 August 2017

In Part 1 I told how I and Mrs. Smith had travelled in luxury and style from Keith overnight to London on the Caledonian Sleeper and on to Brussels on…


To Belgium by train all the way

To Belgium by train all the way

To Belgium by train all the way

28 July 2017

Flying anywhere has become very tedious – you can’t carry this or that, you are X-rayed, searched, stood in corridors, crammed into tiny seats…


To Burgundy for wine and food

To Burgundy for wine and food

To Burgundy for wine and food

14 July 2017

The Dukes of Bourgogne (the real French word for Burgundy) used to have splendid names like Philip the Handsome, Philip the Intrepid and so on, and it…


La Charité sur Loire is a French charm

La Charité sur Loire is a French charm

La Charité sur Loire is a French charm

12 May 2017

La Charité sur Loire is Unesco listed as being of world cultural importance because of its Priory.


Vienna – spectacularly grand

Vienna – spectacularly grand

Vienna – spectacularly grand

31 March 2017

To understand just why Austria with a total population less than that of London has such a magnificent city as Vienna, you need to have a wee look at…


On the trail of Empress Sisi

On the trail of Empress Sisi

On the trail of Empress Sisi

17 March 2017

The Empress Elizabeth of the Austro–Hungarian Empire is affectionately known as “Sisi”, as she grew up in a large family in Bavaria,…


On the trail of Martin Luther through Germany

On the trail of Martin Luther through Germany

On the trail of Martin Luther through Germany

24 February 2017

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, as well as Calvin, Zwingli, and our very own John Knox, changed the world for ever. These men not only over-threw…


Begin with the Beguines

Begin with the Beguines

Begin with the Beguines

20 February 2017

This is different from my normal travel articles. During a recent trip to Belgium, I became fascinated by keep stumbling across “Beguinages”,…


Forget the cheesy stereotypes, charming Amsterdam is quite simply sex on wheels!

Forget the cheesy stereotypes, charming Amsterdam is quite simply sex on wheels!

Forget the cheesy stereotypes, charming Amsterdam is quite simply sex on wheels!

07 January 2017

A GUIDEBOOK perused before departure warned that Amsterdammers could be blunt to the point of seeming rude.


Ghent – a city of troublemakers

Ghent – a city of troublemakers

Ghent – a city of troublemakers

06 January 2017

Now I must say at the start that it is not me who called the proud Ghent folk troublemakers, but it is reputation that they are happy to continue. Ghent…


So much to see in London

So much to see in London

So much to see in London

02 December 2016

There is no doubt that London has more attractions than anywhere else in the UK, all in a fairly compact centre. There is only one way to go there –…


Mechelen – a little known Belgian gem

Mechelen – a little known Belgian gem

Mechelen – a little known Belgian gem

04 November 2016

Belgium is underrated as a holiday destination. We tend to pass through, or fly over, but there are many places worth a visit. Mechelen is one of them.…


Utrecht, charming and underrated

Utrecht, charming and underrated

Utrecht, charming and underrated

21 October 2016

Utrecht, in the middle of the Netherlands, is one of those places that you’ve probably heard of, but have never been there. It is certainly worth…


The Red Cross, the Reformation, and the Olympics.

The Red Cross, the Reformation, and the Olympics.

The Red Cross, the Reformation, and the Olympics.

07 October 2016

Lausanne is a great city; it has a town crier, and has had one for 611 years continuously. It has the biggest fresh water aquarium in the world, and a…


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