Good day one and all and thank you so much for visiting my site here about my various travels both near and far and my musings on just about everything. If you wish to read my latest entries please go to the one immediately below this and work back as they go in reverse order (most recent to oldest) from there. Alternatively, if you wish to search for something in particular then please use the search panel in the upper right corner.
I have owned this site since January 2018 and have been working very hard trying to resurrect writings from long ago which were previously on other websites.
Eventually I have worked out how to pin (I believe that is the techie term) this page so it remains at the top of my list of entries. I have decided that the only way for me to keep any vague semblance of order is to backdate the entries of my various trips to the relevant dates which may make them hard to find and so I am creating this page to assist you – hopefully! I shall keep you informed below of completed travelogues and those under construction. Please do read on for the latest offerings. Continue reading “This is the place to start – a site log.”
Hello there and welcome back to the second instalment of my latest series which is about a three month trip I took to Sri Lanka in early 2014 and I shall start off with my usual advice if you have just arrived at this post other than having read what went before. The whole story starts here or alternatively just go to the bottom of the page and hit the previous button.
In the last episode I had only got as far as Bandaranaike aiport near Colombo and said that I had a slight adventure. If you want to hear all about it then please read on.
Continue reading “First beer(s) and a fine hotel – SL#2.”
Good day one and all and welcome to my latest little project which is not actually so little. The header image is a bit of a spoiler I suppose as you have probably guessed that this series is all about my first trip to Sri Lanka which lasted a full three months, the longest visa I could get without taking up residency. It lasted from 08/01/2014 – 08/04/2014 and was my introduction to a country I have come to know a little and love a lot. Since then I have had two more three-month trips there and would have been in Greater Colombo now (January 2021) if not for this virus nonsense.
Regular readers will know that my last project was a very short trip to Madrid in late November 2013 and that took me ages to write up so this is likely to take as long to write up as it did to travel. They will also know that I was debating between several long trips in Canada, UK and Europe that I wished to include here so why this particular one?
Read on and all will be revealed.
Continue reading “New country, new adventure – SL #1.”
Hello there and welcome to what should be the final post in the series about my short trip to Madrid in November 2013 but the way I rattle on it will probably go to three different posts! Only joking.
Usual advice here if you have landed on this page other than by reading the previous posts, it will make more sense if you read from the start of the trip which you can do here.
Continue reading “One last tapas and gone – Madrid #9.”
Welcome back one and all to another little episode regarding my November 2013 mini-break to Madrid, it seems like such a long time ago now. I had all good intentions of writing a full day’s experiences in the last entry but as always my verbosity got in the way so this post #8 actually refers to the second half of my third full day in the Spanish capital. I told you I was verbose!
I’ll start off with my usual advice that if you have arrived on this page other than having read the preceeding ones, it may be helpful to start here as it will explain my presence in the Spanish capital.
If you think you can put up with any more of my ramblings, both physic and verbal, the read more button is right below assuming you are on the “front page”.
Continue reading “A monument, Museums and madness – Madrid #8.”
Hello again to one and all and welcome to what is, remarkably, the seventh post in relation to my November 2013 short break to Madrid. So far I have only written about one evening and two full days, I really must learn to be more concise but I do rather enjoy regaling you with useless trivia and various off-piste digressions.
I’ll start off with my usual advice that if you have arrived on this page other than having read the preceeding ones, it may be helpful XXXX to start here as it will explain my presence in the Spanish capital.
As always, if you want to read more then pressing the “read more” button might be the obvious thing to do!
Continue reading “We are sailing – Madrid #7.”
Hello again and welcome to my latest little contribution to the blogosphere or whatever it is called. I am rather enjoying it here it present and with London suffering it’s strictest ever restrictions due to the pandemic I really do need something to do.
I’ll just get my usual little preamble out of the way here for non-regular readers who may have arrived here by whatever quirk the search engine spirits may have decided to throw at you. This post is one of a series describing a short trip I took to Madrid in November 2013 and it will make more sense if you start at the beginning of the account which you can do here.
To give you a little precis of what awaits you if you are kind or curious enough to click the “read more” button below, this entry consists of a short walk, two old buildings, four bars and ham, egg and chips. I know it doesn’t sound like much but, believe me, there is plenty in it.
Shall we go?
Continue reading “Toledo Two – Madrid #6.”
Good day to one and all whatever time it may be in the world when you read this.
This little series of posts is going considerably better than I could ever have hoped and that is due in no small part to me rediscovering my old notes which has been a great help. Strange as it sounds, my insomnia is doing me a bit of a favour for a change as I have been blogging for about 36 hours now and still don’t feel tired. Three posts in just over 24 hours is definitely uncharted teritory for me but I am actually quite enjoying it.
I’ll just make my standard suggestion here for any new readers and that is that this piece will make more sense if you start at the beginning of the series which you can do here. Usual “read more” button for the rest of you if you can stand any more of this.
Continue reading “You went where? – Madrid #5.”
Hello yet again, my usual greeting to one and all and thanks for all the views, comments etc. They are very much appreciated even if they still never fail to surprise me.
Also, I am going to make my usual suggestion to any new readers. This piece will make more sense if you start at the beginning of the series which you can do here. For the rest of you, well I am sure you know how to use the “read more” button by now.
Continue reading “Day 2, Part 2 – Madrid #4.”
Hello again, welcome back to my faithful regulars and thanks for all the feedback. I do hope you approve of my new destination for a short series. For anyone finding this blog for the first time a very warm welcome to you, I do hope you enjoy it. For this to make a little more sense to you it might be helpful if you XXXX started here at the beginning of this trip or else just clicked back two previous entries and you’ll get here. A quick click on the read button and we’ll get going.
Continue reading “I retire to Retiro – Madrid #3.”
Hello again, welcome back and now you know where the latest little expedition on the blog is, the wonderful city of Madrid. I really cannot believe that with my wanderlust I had never visited before but Spain seems to be a country I have sadly neglected over the years despite it’s relative proximity.
If you have read the previous entry you will know that I had just arrived, met my friend at the hotel and within an hour she was hustling me out the door again to go into the centre and sample the culinary delights of that area which she was enthusing about having been recommended several good places by her Spanish colleagues. If you want to join us, click the “read more” and let’s go.
Continue reading “Top tapas tour – Madrid #2.”