The Kingdom of Bhutan: Part IV – Gangtey to Punakha to Thimphu and Home

Saturday 2 March: Gangtey – Sylvia We had a leisurely start to our day, meeting Chimi and Singye at 9:30am after a late breakfast. As with all the other lodges, we started with healthy shots. I have been blown away by the flavours they are able to get into the food here. Every meal we […]

United Arab Emirates and Oman (Rogers 100th Country)

Monday 25 September 2023 On arriving into Dubai late yesterday, we checked into the Fairmount Palms, where Sylvia is attending a conference. This morning I took the shuttle into the Dubai Mall, about 20kms from here. There I had booked a VIP visit to the tower; at 825 meters tall it is still the tallest […]

The Quarries of The Van d’Enefer – 16 September 2023

Saturday 16 September 2023. We were privileged to have a visit from Sylvia’s Mum, Rosie and partner, Lardy, along with her uncle Roger, aunt Wendy and their friend Alan, who had al arrived just before I headed to London. They had spent the week while I was away exploring the local sites and relaxing by […]