Visit to the Mt Everest Base Camp
 

Mt Everest – a life changing visit

The drive was a testosterone-fuelled race along a two-lane motorway no wider than a country lane in Buckinghamshire. The driver, a stocky Chinese with a short military haircut and thick neck was high on adrenaline, his lips fiercely sealed in sheer satisfaction, his fat and sweaty hands Read more…

 
 
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IT’S A CITY QUIZ TIME!

Can you identify today’s city?   Noel Coward stayed in the city while writing “Private Lives”, comedy about divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new partners, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel.  Here is a quick reminder of Coward’s magnificent Read more…

 
 
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Autumn on the Yangtze River (photo album)

Not too hot, not too cold – now is the perfect time to book a cruise on the Yangtze River.   Qutang Gorge is 5 miles long, the shortest but also the most scenic section. At its narrowest points, sometimes no more than 165 feet wide, Read more…

 
 
Visit Tibet
 

Tibet the Land of Gods

Tibet has long been a place of spiritual importance and religious wonder to locals and tourists alike. Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, was the former home of the Dalai Lama, the Spiritual Leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the history of Buddhism in this special region has Read more…

 
 
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Taj Mahal by MoonLight 2017

Full moon dates in the 2017 are as follows, so you can apply to see the Taj Mahal by moonlight on these dates plus 2 days before and 2 days after; 11th January 2017 10th February 2017 12th March 2017 10th April 2017 10th May 2017 Read more…

 
 
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Walking on the Great Wall of China

Wrongly convinced that the Great Wall of China is visible from the Moon I was expecting it to be just here, in front of the car which dropped as at the base of the Wall. Overexcited and tired from the long flight, I was searching around Read more…

 
 
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Altitude Sickness in China

He looked like a genuine doctor with the all props: white coat, stethoscope, thermometer in his left hand and pressure gauge in his right. I could be at any hospital in the UK except that I was at a hotel room at 4000 metres suffering from Read more…

 
 
Aubergine a la Chinoise
 

Aubergine a la Chinoise

We all have our favourite Chinese meal – number 18 from the local takeaway which, let’s be honest here, doesn’t taste the same as in China. Another problem is when your local take away doesn’t have your favourite dish on the menu and you could kill Read more…

 
 
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What do the following have in common?

Last week we went to St Francis Church for a service dedicated to a well-known local parishioner. After the service we gathered for tea and cake and many of them mentioned with pride their “famous” church whose photo is here. Now the question is, what does Read more…

 
 
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ITS A CITY TRAVEL QUIZ TIME!

Can you identify today’s city?   Join us on Twitter  to tell us your answers: Clues: 1) You can taste pelmeni (Russian dumplings) in this city. 2) While in this city don’t miss visit to the Siberian Tiger Park which is the biggest in Asia. 3) The city hosts China’s chilliest Read more…

 
 
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10 things you didn’t know about the Ming Dynasty

The British Museum is celebrating the Ming Dynasty which shaped China influence on the world, with an exhibition fit for an Emperor. Here are 10 facts about the Ming Dynasty: 1) Ming means ‘brightness’ and the name was chosen by the founder, Hongwu, to contrast with the Read more…

 
 
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Zica Monastery

Zica Monastery is situated around 25 km outside of Vrnjacka Banja which is in central Serbia, 200 km south from Belgrade and the Monastery is an endowment of King Stefan the First Crowned and built between 1190 and 1124.  Zica was the first seat of the autonomous Read more…

 
 
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The Railway Museum in Belgrade

This is really easy to find – it’s centrally located, just outside the main train station, with a big grey and green locomotive displayed outside, built in 1917 by Maschienenfabrik L Schwarzkopff in Berlin and it used to run between Gostivar and Ohrid in Macedonia until 1965. Today Macedonia is Read more…

 
 
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History and Volleyball in Arandjelovac, Serbia

The First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire took place in a small village near Arandjelovac called Orasac on the 15th February 1804. On that date a local man, Karadjordje, was chosen to be the leader of the uprising, and after its success, the first Serbian Government and Parliament were established after a Read more…

 
 
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Taj Mahal by moonlight 2014

Visiting the Taj Mahal by Moonlight involves bureaucracy, tight security, the risk of fog in January and February and you aren’t even allowed to get very close, but the silvery gleam of the white marble and the shimmer of precious inlay stones through the darkness makes it Read more…

 
 
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Chengde not Chengdu!

It was the end of November and the first snowflakes were starting to fly around just as we set off from the airport in Beijing. By the time we reached the motorway the snow was getting serious and I began to wonder if we would be able to get to Read more…

 
 
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A few days in Sibenik, Dalmatia

We were based in Sibenik for a few days, it’s a smashing little town half way between Zadar and Split  – historic and quaint, with narrow streets opening into shady squares, shops with mysterious opening times, cosy cafes and bars, and an astonishing church, the Cathedral Read more…

 
 
Black Swan at the Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire
 

Have you seen a Black swan?

We have seen black swans at Spade Oak Nature Reserve in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire.  The black swan was originally introduced into the UK from Australia to brighten up ornamental wildfowl collections and there are only a few places in the UK where you can spot them. We have been going to Spade Oak Lake Nature Reserve Read more…

 
 
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Wine Tasting in China!

The Chinese don’t really care much for wine – so why do they drink so much expensive Bordeaux and Champagne? And why are they hosting their own wine festival? The Chinese people don’t drink in amount the Western world do but Chinese have a taste for Read more…

 
 
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Weymouth

What a lovely seaside town! Wide beaches with golden sands, calm blue water (there are no tidal currents within 2 miles of the shore), a charming esplanade of slightly faded Georgian buildings of guesthouses, once-grand hotels and cafes with an ornate clocktower in the middle of Read more…

 
 
Graffiti-Number-2-train-ReadyClickAndGO in Belgrade, Serbia
 

A tram ride through Belgrade, Serbia

There are 12 tram lines in Belgrade and the most famous line is tram number 2 which goes in a circle around the core of Belgrade. It’s a fun and cheap way to get an orientation tour of the city. It’s not a touristy place either so you get to see real life in Belgrade. The Read more…

 
 
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Marlow to Temple lock walk

Length: 3.90 miles (6.5km) Duration: 2 hours both ways with a break at the Temple Lock Conditions: flat Level of difficulty: Easy. Suitable for beginners. Or people who don’t keep fit. Nice day out for families. Cyclist. Or taking a dog for a nice walk.  Only nag Read more…

 
 
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Happy Birthday to the Magna Carta

Today, 15 June 2013, marks the 798th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. We went to the small and charming Runnymede in Surrey where King John signed  the Magna Carta on the 15th June 1215, prompted unwillingly by the barons in order to protect Read more…