One week in Cornwall

The main reason for me to stay at an Airbnb in Luxulyan was to visit the Eden Project. However, with three days in this little one church/one pub village, I got to be charmed by this area more that I had anticipated. Not only was my hostess, Jo, welcoming and informative, as well,…

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Cappadocia

It is unbelievable to think that just over a week ago I was in central Turkey in the most extraordinary area of Cappadocia, a vastly different landscape to the one I am passing through right now on the four hour train trip to Cornwall. But before I can fully enter my time in England,…

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Istanbul again: the good the bad the ugly!

Today I had one of those quintessentially horrible travel days. It always starts with “the taxi driver ripped me off!” Big time today as it turned out – dopey tourist turns up at travel destination after a 13 hour bus ride on corrugated roads lugging bags and water bottles, tired and confused, not…

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Celestial Cruise

Another boat comes into port. The locals will be happy. The number of cruise ships are way down due to The Trouble, but some of us continue to be a tourist anyway, ever mindful of The Trouble that could erupt, you just never know, it is so random. Many baby-faced, 18 year old,…

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Istanbul

After a 20 hour flight I arrived this morning in Istanbul to the World House hostel near the Galata tower where I am set up in the dining room with computer equipment ready to finally write something with separate keyboard (much better) and iPad/camera thingy as per orders of Mr White Coat! to…

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