Pearl Palace Heritage Boutique Guesthouse, Jaipur

There is much competition in Jaipur for the tourist dollar, in all aspects of the industry, but no more so than in the accommodation sector. Most people want the romance Continue Reading →

Agra – Agra Fort, Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri

Our drive to Agra did not begin at an early hour, for which we were grateful. Our driver, Anand, took us along the very new, privately owned Yamuna Expressway (it Continue Reading →

Delhi (Part 2) – New Delhi

Rajpath and India Gate Rajpath, which means “King’s Way”, is a tourist attraction for visitors, but is also considered one of the most important roads in India. It is the Continue Reading →

Delhi (Part 1) – Old Delhi

Arrival Even before we left the terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi we could smell India. It was evocative of home after a bush fire, but with an Continue Reading →


The vibrant pinks, oranges and purples of the sunrise in Belfast greeted us this morning to bid us farewell on our journey to Glasgow. Grand!

Belfast – Crumlin Road Gaol, the MAC & Ulster Museum

Crumlin Road Gaol Having been to Belfast twice before, we weren’t sure that there were still tourist attractions left to see. But musing on this with friends, they immediately directed Continue Reading →

Inverness, Culloden & Cawdor

Simon at The Glenview on the Isle of Skye ensured we were fortified against the cool day with an ample and satisfying breakfast. We had a lengthy drive to Nairn, Continue Reading →

Isle of Skye (Part 2) – the Quiraing, Culnacnoc & Portree

Colbost to Culnacnoc After another restful night’s sleep and a superbly cooked breakfast at Hillstone Lodge in Colbost, we said goodbye to our kind hosts and headed off on the Continue Reading →