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The islands of Scotland

I am delighted to welcome Lindsay Armstrong to our list of writers. Lindsay’s various jobs have included being an oboist and cor anglais player in the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra here in Ireland, the first general manager of Dublin’s National Concert Hall, and the first director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He was Co-FounderContinue reading “The islands of Scotland”

A Caribbean Cruise Diary

I’m delighted to welcome our second female writer, Anne McLoughlin (the author of the historical novels ‘Lives Apart’ and ‘Lives Without End’), who has very kindly written a delightful travelogue entitled ‘A Caribbean Cruise Diary (2005)’ for us. It is a lively account of a week-long cruise, with a group of friends, around the CaribbeanContinue reading “A Caribbean Cruise Diary”

Part 3 of ‘In High Places: Tibet’ added

Join me for my crazy overland trip from Beijing to Tibet and ten-day stay in Lhasa back in 1987! Highlights include visits to the famous Potala and Norbulingka palaces on the outskirts of Lhasa, as well as trips to the nearby monasteries of Sera, Drepung, Ganden and Samye.

Bhutan trek added

Chomolhari mountain, eastern Bhutan I have now added Part Two: Bhutan of ‘In High Places’ to the Travelogues section of the website. Come back in time with me to 1986 and join me on a trek up the mountains in the secretive Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan – the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’.

Introducing Tim Thurston

Piazza San Marco, Venice The latest contributor to Trips and Travelogues is the respected broadcaster Tim Thurston, who presented programmes on Ireland’s music radio station, RTÉ FM3, which later became RTÉ Lyric FM. You can read all about Tim in the About section of the website. Tim has written a piece on the city thatContinue reading “Introducing Tim Thurston”

Two more travelogues

The ‘capital’, Mount Athos, Greece Two more travelogues, both by Julian Walton, have been added to the ‘By other authors’ section on the website: Croatia, 1966 and Mount Athos, 1969. Julian describes the joys and pitfalls of travelling around Europe by car in the 1960s, and the various adventures – some of which are quiteContinue reading “Two more travelogues”

Some more photos added

I’ve now added a few more pictures to the Photos section of the website. These are shots taken during a short stay in Estonia back in May, 2004. At that time the country was using its own currency and had not yet changed to the euro; consequently everything was very cheap. A friend and IContinue reading “Some more photos added”

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