Travel Diaries

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

Sharm el Sheikh

Sharm el Sheikh

Chillin’ by the beach. With some diving, sunbathing, and a day out at a historic monastery.

Cairo

Cairo

Very well arranged piles of rock, and some old stuff in glass cases. And a posh hotel.

On Honeymoon

On Honeymoon

Nearly three weeks in Egypt by way of a little honeymoon celebration. It took “hot” to a whole new level.

Crete

Crete

In August 1999 Kas and me spent a week in Crete – our first ever “proper” summer holiday together. It was warm and sunny and very picturesque.

Portuguese Cities

Portuguese Cities

A work based trip to a couple of Portuguese cities, punctuated by a weekend with the good lady wife in the capital.

Round the Matterhorn

Round the Matterhorn

A week of skiing in Cervinia and generally round the Matterhorn with my usual bunch of skiing buddies. Boy was it cold.