Round the world in pictures: China, Vietnam & Cambodia

While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Day 39 was our first full day in #Beijing and it was off to the #ForbiddenCity. … More Round the world in pictures: China, Vietnam & Cambodia

Round the world in pictures: Hong Kong & Japan

While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers Hong Kong and Japan. Day 27 and it’s #HongKong time. We arrived with Nigel’s brother, Dan, (2nd left) and his … More Round the world in pictures: Hong Kong & Japan

Round the world in pictures: Australasia

While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers New Zealand and Tonga. Day 13 and a fabulous first day in New Zealand. This pic is from #muriwaibeach on … More Round the world in pictures: Australasia

Round the world in pictures: North America

While we were on our whizz round the world, Nigel published a daily picture on Instagram. For those of you who are not Instagrammers, we’ve reproduced the photos in 4 blog posts. This one covers USA and Canada. Our first day finds us in #chicago and after a fabulous pizza (what else?) we had a … More Round the world in pictures: North America

Midge and Mozart: musical notes for our wintry mini-break.

OK….what links Mozart, Schubert, Strauss…and Midge Ure? Answer: our next destination. Midge, as part of Ultravox, memorably sang about this beautiful city. The other three, along with Beethoven, lived there. Its rich, classical music heritage is, we’ve heard, just a part of what’s earned Vienna the unofficial title of Europe’s cultural capital. Add to that … More Midge and Mozart: musical notes for our wintry mini-break.

Round the world round-up in 10 questions

With a few hours to kill at Singapore airport on the way home, we devised 10 questions about the round the world trip and answered them separately. We’ve purposely omitted photos because we’ve included lots of links to posts that we’ve written, that give much more detail. What surprised you the most? J: The way that … More Round the world round-up in 10 questions

Review: Dragon Legend II, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Introduction: Time of year: Late October 2016 Purpose of trip: As part of our round the world trip, we were determined to see Halong Bay. In reality, that is best done by an overnight junk cruise. Why we chose this place: Halong Bay is unlike anything else, with thousands of limestone mountains rising from the … More Review: Dragon Legend II, Halong Bay, Vietnam