Wadi Rum, Orien’s Sword and of course Lawerence

After Petra we headed out to a jeep ride through the desert.  I was not to keen on this initially, as I had been on one of these in Dubai and it was a ride sliding up and down the dunes full of thrills and spills!  Frankly I felt car sick throughout it and oneContinue reading “Wadi Rum, Orien’s Sword and of course Lawerence”

Petra (Five days before the flash floods)

So sad to hear today that there have been more flash floods in Petra. This blog was written just after we visited. I was sitting in the Hotel at breakfast remembering in Ireland where they so charmingly sit you at the table and ask you what hot meal you would like and sometime have troubleContinue reading “Petra (Five days before the flash floods)”

Confucius say “Learning without thinking is useless, thinking without learning is dangerous”

We’ve just had a taster of everything in Shanghai and it’s certainly a place I’d love to return to. Vibrant. fun, stylish, opulent energetic and varied.  The wonder of Shanghai is that they have managed to create a style that blends the best of Western and Eastern fashion.  The buildings are unique and clothes subtlyContinue reading “Confucius say “Learning without thinking is useless, thinking without learning is dangerous””

Cruise on The Yangtze River and The Three Gorges Damn.

  We were sad to leave Guilin and Ian our guide who took us to the ‘off track’ places where  as Pat would say, we really got to ‘smell the roses’. When we landed in Chongquin, the biggest city in China with a population of 32 million (and I’ll bet no one who is readingContinue reading “Cruise on The Yangtze River and The Three Gorges Damn.”