Wine Book Review: “101 Wines to Try Before You Die”


I bought this book in early summer just after release, and a month before our next wine foray to France. I have been collecting wine for around 50 years and thought it would be a good way to add "a bit more cream" to my collection with wines from different parts of the world. Sadly, … Continue reading Wine Book Review: “101 Wines to Try Before You Die”

Wines 101 #2 Did I really put a Gewürztraminer on my Bucket List?


I have to admit, Alsace wines are not my favourite...... I can appreciate a great wine but I don’t necessarily have to like it! But I DO like Alsace the region, especially the strip between Ribeauville and Turckheim and this was our third holiday here. Wines play a big part of daily life here however: … Continue reading Wines 101 #2 Did I really put a Gewürztraminer on my Bucket List?

Start Here!


Where have we been, where are we going? Welcome to our blog about our travels, some far and wide, some local. We write mostly about the cultural aspects of the places we visit including something about the architecture and landscape from a visual arts perspective. We encourage mindful travel, which to us means "understanding as … Continue reading Start Here!

Scribbles from America


Trans USA Rail Tour On Wednesday 19th April we begin our grand adventure of 2017, flying to San Francisco to begin a 21 days Rail tour of the USA travelling from West to East and ending in New York before flying home. Along the way we take in the major cities of Las Vegas, Denver, … Continue reading Scribbles from America

The alternative Kathmandu: #6 Cash, Bean and Fire!


The alternative Kathmandu If this is your second visit to Kathmandu you may be in need of a few thoughts to explore the city further, understand it more, so you don't just have a quick stay before shooting off to Pokhara, Solu Kumbhu etc. If this is your first visit then we hope to help … Continue reading The alternative Kathmandu: #6 Cash, Bean and Fire!