As mentioned earlier in the week my new travelogue Planes Trains and Sinking Boats is now also available as a paperback on Amazon USA and Amazon UK it looks pretty good My first novel, Let Me Help is available free of charge on Kindle format Amazon USA and Amazon UK plus worldwide until the end of Friday 7th June. Why not check it out!
80 Ayers Rock or as it is more known to whose sacred monument is is Yularu is a symbol of Australia and situated almost in the middle of this massive but relatively empty country. Rather out of the way but if I take the trouble to get to Australia, I’m not going to let a thousand miles of outback stop me from seeing this natural wonder.
79 Patagonia located in Argentina is none place I’d like to visit not for any particular reason but to experience the great outdoors. Just like I’d like to visit the Canadian Forests or take a ride on the Trans-Siberian Express.
78 Cape Town Sitting at the base of Africa, this beautiful city is set in wonderous surroundings and with some fabulous Victorian architecture. A hike up the prominent Table Mountain is on most peoples agendas. Just across the bay lies Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for many years.
77 Leptis Magna in Libya. Just like many of the best Greek ruins being now in Turkey, many of the best Roman sites are outside of Italy and this is one of the biggest and best.
76 Bucharest. Capital of Romania and a city of contrasting buildings. Once known as the Paris of the East, sadly it was partially ruined by Ceausescu who decided it would look better with less history and art and more concrete tower blocks including possibly the biggest building in the world. Happily he didn’t managed to totally ruin the place.
75 Stratford Upon Avon. Home of The Bard and surrounded by some great countryside and other sites such as Warwick Castle. Visit the homes and grave of Shakespeare and the old town centre including the house of John Harvard, founder of Harvard University in the USA.
74 Normandy. The northern coast of France, best known for the D-Day invasions. The beaches are beautiful and the relics of war are still present, as are the numerous Allied cemeteries of which I have been to several yet just a fraction of them.
73 Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is most famous for its 16th Century Ottoman Bridge. For a long time it survived the brutal civil war before being targeted and destroyed in 1993. Happily rebuilt in 2004 using many original stones and techniques.
72 Amsterdam. This beautiful city deserves a visit by anyone coming to Europe. Full of canals, tulips, bicycles and the famous Rijksmuseum. Also home to Anne Franks house for anyone who is in the neighbourhood.
71 Vienna. Back in to central Europe now and the old capital of the Hapsburg Empire has to be one of the most beautiful cities anywhere. I particularly want to attend the New Day Concert in the flesh.
Remember, I am running a competition to win a copy of my new travelogue Planes, Trains & Sinking Boats. The book is available on Kindle from all the Amazon UK USA sites and will very shortly be available on the Apple iTunes iBookshelf for use with iPhones, iPod Touch and iPads. A paperback edition is for sale at Lulu and on Amazon USA and Amazon UK and worldwide.
The reader who can guess what is number 1 on my list will receive a free signed paperback copy of Planes, Trains and Sinking Boats. If no-one can guess number 1 then the person whose guess is highest on my list will receive a free e-book. Send me an email with your guess or leave a guess in the comments below.
For the next 100 days anyone who follows my blog and purchases either Let Me Help or Planes, Trains and Sinking Boats on Amazon Kindle or in E-book format from Lulu or iTunes iBooks then I will send you a free E-book of the other title, just email me a screen dump proof of purchase.
Also, anyone who purchases a paperback copy of Let Me Help in the next 100 days and sends me proof of purchase I will send a free e-book format book to you. I would ask that if you buy Let Me Help, you buy it from either Lulu or the more expensive copy on Amazon as the cheaper copy provides me with no royalties as the Publisher has now closed.
Next up cities 70 – 61!