I’ve Never been skiing

Water skiing maybe Moving on from Tangiers,  I must confess I have never been skiing,on snow at least. I water skied a few times in my 20s at Gosfield lake. Baggage When I worked briefly at Stansted, as a baggage handler I loaded a lot of aircraft off to the piste as well as sunnier climbs. …

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Tangiers, a lesson in culture for a twelve year old

In.Where in the world and in Just one place in morroco I detail the cruise I went on with my mother and father in 1984 as a twelve year old. The thing that day trip showed me looking back was a completely different culture, a culture in which a base ball cap was currency, a culture which commanded …

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Just one place Japan 

I know it’s another country, but apart from being one of the Technology centres of the world, Japan is home to the ancient warrior code of Bushido and it’s Samurai practitioners of old at least but had influences as recently as world war 2, Failure is not an option! Failure would most likely see the …

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Just one place Amsterdam

This week’s just one place is a country again, sorry my rules so I can change them! That country is Holland or the Netherlands.  Whether it Amsterdam or Rotterdam or the alegedly open attitude to cannabis or the sex trade.  Most dutch people I’ve ever met seemed so laid back if they were any more …

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Just one Place Valparaiso, Chile

On hundred and fifty years ago Valparaiso, Chile was one of the world’s busiest ports.  Located half way along the Pacific coast of South America it was an essential stopping point for vessels rounding Cape Horn on the way to California from the East Coast of the United States and from Europe.   Wealthy with the …

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Just one place in Iceland 

This time in the series, just one place the whole country of Iceland is making my list. The fact that the country has a population similar to that of Reading or Sweden is one thing. The fact that there is government office for the fairyfolk is brilliant or that a possible fairy habitat could be …

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My bucket list, 10 places I want to visit before I go 

First is Ularu Some call it Ayers rock, but others and the Australian aboriginals call it uluru im.not sure why but I find the draw of the too awesome. New York So good they named her twice according to Frank Sinatra and of course the gateway to the new world, passing the majestic statue of …

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Just one place in India, Holmes and the sign of four 

Why is Agra the next in my series Just one place in, because i’m a self confessed fan of Sherlock Holmes, and one if the most famous stories and Conan Doyle’s second outing for Holmes “the sign of four” in which Jonathon Small and his small but lethal Tonga an Andomon islander companion are chased …

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Just one place…..breaking the rules 

The next in my series Just one place will be England in which I can break my own rule, as it is my home country, therefore I can go anywhere unchecked.  I offer London with its many attractions, including the houses of parliament, Westminster Abbey and the Tower. London is also becoming a diverse city …

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Just one place in Scotland, Inverness and Loch Ness

Loch Ness Having chronicled a few of those places i have either seen or would like to see, and would be the one place in each country i would like to visit, in this series Just one place  I come to Scotland, and there can only be one place of extreme interest Loch Ness, just outside Inverness. …

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