Category Archives: Travel

A path of light

In contrast to the last posting, there’s not much colour to be seen today; in fact, the image almost appears monochrome, apart from a fringe of green.  It’s another photograph from my trip to Paris in the spring, taken in … Continue reading

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A long lull

First of all, apologies to my regular readers for what has been a very long lull between postings!  The main reason behind this is that I have been in the process of moving house. Now in fairness, moving house ought … Continue reading

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A brief communion

London, let’s face it, is a fairly frenetic city.  The trade-off for the excitement, buzz and opportunities afforded by living in one of the world’s greatest cities is hustle and bustle, loud noise, and at times relentless activity all around … Continue reading

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Reflections (the tenth and final part of “Transylvania travels”)

Wednesday 23 May 2012, 4pm, Zalanpatak, Transylvania It is our last afternoon in Transylvania.  I am taking a final opportunity to sit in the courtyard of the guesthouse and appreciate the atmosphere of this incredibly special place. Across the sunlit … Continue reading

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Searching for a lady’s slipper (part IX of “Transylvania travels”)

Tuesday 22 May 2012, 5.30pm, Zalanpatak, Transylvania Having been in Transylvania for over a week, I feel as though I am just starting to live at a more natural pace.  Whilst I normally love nature and wildlife, I tend to … Continue reading

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Standing still with time (part VIII of “Transylvania travels”)

Monday 21 May 2012, 5pm, Zalanpatak, Transylvania A freshly cooked omelette at breakfast set us up for the day, and we left Miklosvar at around 10am to drive across country for about an hour to Zalanpatak.  Like Viscri, the village … Continue reading

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A gorge, a cave and a good party (part VII of “Transylvania travels”)

Monday 21 May 2012, 8.10am, Miklosvar, Transylvania The average monthly wage around here, we are told, is about 700 lei. That’s about £140, which gives you a sense of the poverty here which many people are struggling to live with. … Continue reading

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