Tag Archives: Arabia

WAJID & The Perfect Pearl: Tales from Old Araby

The old axiom a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ asserts that a single striking image conveys a sense of place more effectively than a lengthy description; in Wajid & The Perfect Pearl I have reversed this belief in writing a ‘thousand’ … Continue reading

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YEMEN & THE WAR THE WORLD IGNORES

The terrible war over who rules Yemen drags on to its third year. Yemen was always one of those off-the-beaten-track places, totally untouched by tourism. When I first visited the country in the early eighties, there was no national newspaper, … Continue reading

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WHAT IF AND WHY? Jeremy Hoare interviews Christine Osborne, former nurse and author of TRAVELS WITH MY HAT- a lifetime on the road – with 78 photos and 7 maps.

 1  Why did you quit nursing? NURSING IS NOT REALLY WHAT ONE MIGHT CALL A HAPPY PROFESSION. YOU ARE DEALING WITH SICK PEOPLE.  AND I DID NOT LIKE THE DISCIPLINE. OBVIOUSLY IT WAS ESSENTIAL, BUT THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE BULLYING BY … Continue reading

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