Yesterday’s Syria

I don’t watch an awful lot of TV. When I do, it has to be good, or I’ll switch off. Mentally first, then with the remote. I want to be entertained or informed. Or both. I like my imagination to be tickled with...

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Home, Bitter Sweet, Home

Over the last couple of decades, my trips abroad have followed a simple theme. Some new city or country, last minute packing and a brief read up with my Lonely Planet guidebook about the destination whilst flying. My hotel/...

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The Mayapan Video Tour

I’ve already taken you to Mayapan, courtesy of a 360 panorama. I shot some video too. So let’s go back and have another look at the place. The video was shot on my now departed iPhone 6s and edited in iMovie in all...

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Independence Day

It used to amuse me when Mexicans asked when we have Independence Day in the UK. Because we didn’t have one. Now that I’m living in the UK, I’m no longer asked the question. Which is a good thing, because the...

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Let’s play a game. It’s a word game. Specifically, it’s a ‘guess the word’ game. Yes, you do get a clue. The clue is this brief story. There was an ‘incident’, which I mentioned in a...

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For centuries, the Maya built huge cities across southern Mexico and central America, creating towering structures that dominated the skyline of the flat Yucatan penisula. You’re never far from a set of ruins. They dot the...

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Eleven Nine

I’ll set the scene. I’m sitting in my bedroom, on my comfortable high back, swivel chair at my desk. The desk is an Office Depot masterpiece and houses my state of the art computer matched with a fabulous flat...

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Hello Mexico

There you are, right where I left you. 19°25′42″ N, 99°07′39″ W. It’s been far too long. Two thousand and thirty two days since we were last together. But whilst you’ve been out of sight, you’ve never...

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