Yalta…Does it matter to whom it belongs?

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Rate our ReviewsYalta was, or still is maybe, the premier destination for Russian holidaymakers from the former Soviet Union. They headed for the stony beaches of the Black Sea or the many sanitariums dotted around the area, many of these were sponsored by their workplace.

Morocco…then home to my comfort zone

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Rate our ReviewsI arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco mid-morning, after crossing the Atlas Mountains and it hit me – “ I’ve done it, I’ve crossed the Sahara Desert” My boyhood dream had been fulfilled. It’s big, hot, and has lots of sand!

Crete, Greece- Samaria Gorge

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Rate our ReviewsThe largest of the Greek Islands is Crete and what a wonderful place it is. It’s got something for everyone, from the party town of Malia, the beaches, the mountains; to the historic and ancient Minoan cities of Chania and Knossos. It has a colourful and checkered history, occupied through the ages by […]

Muynak, Karakalpakstan, Western Uzbekistan – The Aral Sea Woz Ere

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Rate our ReviewsI was enjoying breakfast in the early morning sun, in the courtyard of my guesthouse in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, pondering my next move. My intention was to move Northwest to the ancient silk-road city of Khiva. The owner, of my guesthouse, seeing me pouring over a map came over and told me that he […]

The Western Sahara- Mad Max, Bad Debts ,Dakhla

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Rate our ReviewsThe border area between Mauritania and Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara is simply a scene from Mad Max.