Category Archives: Travel

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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MR JUMA’S LUNCH-BOX

WHAT TO WEAR ON HOLIDAY SO AS NOT TO OFFEND THE LOCALS IS A MATTER OF DISPUTE, BUT MY OWN CONSIDERABLE TRAVELS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SHOW IT IS SELDOM THE REVERSE. A good example is Mr Juma, an octopus fisherman … Continue reading

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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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