Echoes of the past – a visit to Galle

In 1857, a 22 year old James Gibson would have seen Pointe de Galle (or simply, Galle, as it is now) for the first time some way off in the distance. He would have noticed the large, robust fort on the headland which indicated the harbour beyond. He would, at this stage of the journey, … More Echoes of the past – a visit to Galle

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

Nigel reaches a personal milestone – ahead of target

As I explained in a post earlier this year about my inspiration to travel, I have long  held an objective to go to 50 countries by the time I’m 50. At about 7pm local time on the 12th October 2016, I reached the target, by setting foot into Japan … some 14 months before I’m … More Nigel reaches a personal milestone – ahead of target

Amazingly we end up on popular Tongan radio

Our ‘man about town’, Faupula Saone, was showing us his neighbourhood and knowing that Jane worked for BBC radio, was keen to show us the station that he provides news items for. So we were marched into BroadCom 89.5FM and were met by 4 smiling, welcoming faces, including the DJ who was on air as … More Amazingly we end up on popular Tongan radio

It’s an exciting world out there for empty nesters

It’s the time of year when nests tend to be emptied, so we have been reflecting on what inspired each of us to travel and why this stage of life can be the perfect moment to do it. We have both always been curious about other countries and their cultures. And for us, it has been … More It’s an exciting world out there for empty nesters