Grand Tour #47; The North Coast of the North
I picked up my friend the reclusive poet and we headed west. Towards the setting sun. Towards where the sun was supposed to be setting. We couldn’t see it. So … Continue reading
Grand Tour #45; The Art of Travel
The Art of Belfast. It is there. You can find it if you look. When we travel we go to markets. We go to all sorts of markets. Lots of … Continue reading
Grand Tour #44; A Great Big Sewer in Dublin
It was the last day of a huge Medical Conference in Dublin called SMACC and frankly I had had enough. I was tired. I was emotional. Dr Kass Thomas had made … Continue reading
Grand Tour #43; Inverary & Loch Fyne
It is our last day in Scotland and I am not happy. Scotland has been a treat, a real treat. It is not as if I didn’t know that it … Continue reading
Grand Tour #42; The Caledonian Canal or Avoiding the Wrath of Cape Wrath.
It was mostly pouring rain. We had some nice country to look at when it wasn’t pouring rain. When it was pouring rain we washed ourselves of the smell of … Continue reading
Grand Tour #40; The High Road or The Low Road in The Highlands.
Scotland is heaven. I know it’s not heaven for most people. For those that think it is heaven it’s really not that close for most of the year. I need … Continue reading
Top Ten Travel Tips for Families on Overnight Trains in Vietnam (Grand Tour #24)
Top Ten Train Travel Tips for Families in Overnight Sleeper Trains in Vietnam. Hue to Saigon. We are off again on our fifth sleeper experience. This has become a family … Continue reading
Grand Tour #22; Museum. Peace.
Museum Piece. Museum. Peace. There is no shortage of museums in Vietnam. They have buildings. They have history. They have exhibits. They have largely been set up by the vestiges … Continue reading
Grand Tour #19; Gardening in Tranquil Tra Que
It took an hour of dragging the kids out of bed and out of the bedroom but we got there. We got there later than I had hoped and it … Continue reading
Grand Tour 2015 #15; The Sleeper Bus Episode; One long, long journey into the night.
The kids were excited. I was a little bit scared. 16 hours in a space designed for someone about 16 inches shorter than I was one thing. 16 hours of … Continue reading
Grand Tour 2015 #14; Easy Rider, Top Gear & Pedestrianism.
Easy Rider. It’s more than a movie. It’s a brand. It’s a brand in Dalat anyway. In fact it has become a brand all over the place in Vietnam. Everywhere … Continue reading
Short Trip Report #1; Melbourne
Just back from Melbourne. I’ve been low on Urban Exposure in recent months. It was excellent. 10 days duration. 1 bag. Tom Binh TriStar. Carry on compatible. It was all … Continue reading