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The Seaside

Thoughts in 2024 of a waste of time “going to the coast”. When I was young I used to dwell in a heap of nostalgia about “The Seaside”. Specifically, the Norfolk and Suffolk coast. Being that I lived in Thetford,…

Bitten by the Goa bug (1994)

Nothing had quite prepared me for this. The visa office had been a soft introduction to the Indian way, but Bombay international airport was something else. I knew I needed to get to the domestic airport but the map seemed…

In the footsteps of Lawrence of Alexandria

Forget the hippie trail: follow Lawrence Durrell to Alexandria on a literary trail Taking the bus through the dusty yellow landscape of Egypt from Cairo to Alex couldn’t be more, well, Egyptian. You can forget struggling through the desert to…

Neuschwanstein Castle 1992

(2015) I never knew about this castle until 1992, though I had seen it on telly many times without realising. In 1992 I took three weeks or so holiday and headed off around Europe with an Interrail card in my…

Interail Europe 1992

In 1992 I got an Interail ticket from Norwich City (UK) train station a few days later I got on a ferry at Felixstowe bound for Holland and a three week train journey from Amsterdam to Corfu and back again.…

Contiki Coach Tour 1990

This was written in 2008 or so. The trip was in 1990. 3 week holiday travelling around Europe in a bus 18 to 35 year olds. So I had to get from Thetford, Norfolk, UK to Russell Square, London first.…