Category: European Travels

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An Ode to Spain

Greetings! ¡Saludos! 🙂 OK this is not really an ode; I haven’t written poetry in years. But some of you know that I’ve moved back to South Africa for… well, indefinitely. Who knows what...

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Tour de Murcia: Mula

       At 7 miles from Murcia and situated in a fertile valley, this small town of unique character is found. Mula fuses its Arab structure with noble mansions, a castle, palaces and monuments whose...

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Chilling in Szczecin

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. – Robert Louis Stevenson Szczecin, pronounced “shcheh-cheen”, is a city that...

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Tour de Murcia: Cartagena

I was making my way towards Cartagena, Kindle in hand reading Neil Gaiman’s most recent book and I was struck again by the absolute stark beauty of this desert-like region I live in. One...

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Just Londoning

Yes, London. You know, fish, chips, cup o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary-fucking-Poppins. London! – Dennis Farina I was in this in between state; a week in one of the world’s most epic...

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Voyage Voyage

“Travel, travel, further than the night and the day Travel, in spaces unheard of by love Travel, travel, on the sacred waters of an Indian river Travel, and never come back” – Voyage Voyage...

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Not Alone In Cologne

  “The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey A weekend in Cologne: a place I knew nothing about; simply the name of a German city...