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Desert Castles – Jordan

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Off the Dubai plane at ten in the morning feeling like I’d been through a washing machine and the driver who meets me says, “I’ve got an idea”. His idea was to change the whole itinerary for the next two … Continue reading

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In 1812 the remarkable site that is Petra was ‘rediscovered’, this actually means that Europeans first explored the area. The native Bedouins knew it was there all along. How incredible to walk and wonder here! This has always been one … Continue reading

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On roses

  From my garden – Double Delight Today I was thinking about the roses that I have seen in my travels.     There were some roses in Rome the ones I particularly remember were on the walk down from the Palatine Hill.  … Continue reading

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In the ghetto

In her novel People of the Book Geraldine Brooks uses the ghetto of Venice as a backdrop for one of the stories.  Without actually going there it is hard to envisage exactly what the ghetto is like.   Once it was … Continue reading

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Gondolas and vaparettos

Where else in the world can travel be so romantic? The watery main streets of Venice are like no where else. The vaparetto chug from stop to stop, sometimes wheezing and croaking so much that it is surprising that they … Continue reading

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