Stories of people & places, festivities & traditions from my travels around the world
Tucked away among the cedar forests of Kyoto's northern hills lies the tiny village of Kurama - a superb place to relax after taking in Kyoto's sights.
Taking part in the olive harvest was a real highlight of our out-of-season travels in Greece.
Hiroshima's World Friendship Center is a peace-orientated guesthouse offering hibakusha A-bomb survivor talks & guided tours for interested visitors.
South Korea, Seoul
At N Seoul Tower love locks are not just permitted but positively encouraged!
Spain, Canary Islands
The cultivation of cochineal insects, which are processed into red food dye E120, is being revitalised in the prickly pear fields of Lanzarote.
Exploring the Etruscan 'city of the dead' that lies just outside the lovely walled hill town of Tarquinia, an hour and a half from Rome.