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  • Château de Montségur

    Montségur: Walking with the Cathars

    I close my eyes and imagine it is March 1244 in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. The great castle of Montségur has fallen and some 200 people are making… Read More»

  • Cathedral Square, Vilnius

    Vilnius: Baroque beauty

    After two straight days of dismal, rain-filled skies, the sun is finally shining on the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius. Which is good, because I’m running out of time to take… Read More»

  • Walking with elephants - Jabu, Morula and Thembi the elephants

    Botswana: Walking with elephants

    Jabulani is tall, dark and handsome with long, lean legs and eyelashes to die for. As soon as I stroke his strong, powerful body, I’m hooked and – I admit… Read More»

  • Hainich National Park

    Germany: Wild cats in Hainich

    As I stroll through the forest in eastern Germany, I decide that dictatorial one-party states get a hard press. The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago was met… Read More»

  • St Lawrence River, Montreal.

    Montreal: River surfing

    Paddling out, it quickly becomes clear that this is no normal morning surf. For a start, the ocean is a long, long way away. Read More»

 

Château de Montségur

France

Montségur: Walking with the Cathars

I close my eyes and imagine it is March 1244… Read More»

Cathedral Square, Vilnius

Lithuania

Vilnius: Baroque beauty

After two straight days of dismal, rain-filled skies, the sun… Read More»

Walking with elephants - Jabu, Morula and Thembi the elephants

Botswana

Botswana: Walking with elephants

Jabulani is tall, dark and handsome with long, lean legs… Read More»

Hainich National Park

Germany

Germany: Wild cats in Hainich

As I stroll through the forest in eastern Germany, I… Read More»

St Lawrence River, Montreal.

Canada

Montreal: River surfing

Paddling out, it quickly becomes clear that this is no… Read More»

Gunung Tujuh

Indonesia

Sumatra: Tracking 'The Boss'

“The mountains you’ll be trekking in are one of the… Read More»

Tsipouro production

Greece

Greece: Tsipouro time

Harvest season in the Mani is signalled by steam. As… Read More»

Karijini National Park

Australia

Australia: Karijini Drive

“It’s that van or no van,” says Pete, the manager… Read More»

Estancia Harberton

Argentina

Patagonia: 40 years after Bruce Chatwin

Her eyes widen when I mention his name. “He’s a… Read More»

Prishtina

Kosovo

Kosovo: Prishtina beats

The high notes of the saxophone solo seems to twist… Read More»