Category Archives: Memoir

On a Wing and a Wave

¬†Many years ago, wanting to break the long flight from Sydney to London, I decided to stop in Goa, on the west coast of India. The Oberoi Hotel at Bogmallo Beach had been a comfortable base and while Goa was … Continue reading

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WATCHING CNN IN DAR ES-SALAAM

  CNN was part of my old travelling life. I have watched its broadcasts in everything from five-star hotels to Uzbek tea-houses; even in Bedouin tents on a television plugged into a generator. CNN provided entertainment when it was unsafe … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF RANGIROA, sans touristes.

One of my most treasured travel memories is of a visit to the great atoll of Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia. It was 1969. There were no tourists because there were no hotels. I stayed with Tahitian-French … Continue reading

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