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I climbed Skiddaw – Englands 6th tallest peak

For the week of October 1st -8th, I actually had my first days off from giving tours since February.  I was exhausted and quite ill, and a week on, I still am though slightly less on both counts. Longer time … Continue reading

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West Kennet Long Barrow – A 6,000 year old burial tomb

Yesterday I was lucky that I got to spent my Easter Good Friday with two families from Salt Lake City and we went on one of my favourite tours to some of the UNESCO sites near Stonehenge,  Avebury Stone Circle, … Continue reading

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Music of London Rock and Pop Tour

Some of you might actually wonder what I do when I am not blogging or writing some book or other.  Well, I actually give private guided tours to individuals, families and groups from around the world.  My tours generally are … Continue reading

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Barnard Castle and the Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum

Some of you may remember back in October I went on holiday to the north of England and made a number of popular posts on my trip into old mines, behind waterfalls and along Hadrians Wall amongst other places.  I … Continue reading

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Visiting the Trsteno Arboretum

After visiting both Mostar and Montenegro in successive 12 hour trips and many days of hiking up mountains, climbing city walls and the excitement of long car rides and boat trips I felt like I needed an easy day.  I’d … Continue reading

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A Day Trip To Montenegro & Casino Royale

I’ve reached the mid-point of my week long trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia.   Having spent all the previous day out in Mostar, Bosnia I was wondering whether anything could come close to beating that incredible day. With my energy levels still … Continue reading

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Day trip to Mostar in Bosnia Herzegovina 

One of the attractions for me to come to Dubrovnik was not just to see this magnificent city and the beautiful Croatian coastline but because of its close proximity to the other former Yugoslav republics, all of whom are now … Continue reading

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Walking the walls of Dubrovnik 

My first full day at Dubrovnik had a mighty big to-do list even if I were only to visit the highlights. Of course if you come to Dubrovnik and only do one thing, walking the city walls is that thing. … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik Day 1

I remember wanting to visit Dubrovnik even as a teenager. I was a well-read child (quelle surprise) and somehow even in the 1980s I was well aware of it. As a near adult, Dubrovnik hit the headlines for all the … Continue reading

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Living the high life

I’m writing this blog from sunny Dubrovnik in Croatia. For those who haven’t heard of these places, you may know it better as Kings Landing in Westeros.  It’s hard taking summer holidays when you’re a tour guide which us why … Continue reading

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