Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir Independence can […]
The Scenic Hurt Locker
Alpe d’Huez, France – July 27, 2016 – Triathlons don’t get more scenic than Alpe d’Huez. Though the scenery comes […]
What a difference a day makes
While we train hard for sporting events, they are supposed to be fun, safe, and for some like me, a chance to explore a new location.
Escaping a Kingdom (Amman, Jordan, 1985)
The agent showed me the two cheapest flights to Bangkok. The first was Romanian Airlines, who’s country was still behind the Iron Curtain and communist airlines didn’t fill me with confidence. The second was Royal Jordanian, the more reputable, more reliable and clearly the safest option. Both involved transit through the main airports of their respective capital cities: Bucharest and Amman. I laid down my £20 deposit and said to the agent: “I’ll take Romanian Airlines please”.
Nowruz (Tehran, Iran, 2018)
Anywhere was Samsun (Samsun, Turkey, 1985)
Samsun was a medium sized town on the Black Sea coast. Drawing local tourists for summer. It was a conservative town. A bit shabby. It was plan B.
My Mate Tim
You are the sum… You may have heard the phrase you are what you think about most of the time: […]
Honouring the past. But which one?
A friend posted a link to a blog on FB on Australia Day. For some it’s Invasion Day, or Isolation […]