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Abel Smith Journey to Jordan and Jerusalem

2nd Feb to 12thFeb, 2019 It is not the best time in the Wadi Rum, if star gazing is your wont. The weather is unsettled. We had cold days with rain and some thunderstorms with hail the size of sugar … Continue reading

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The Third Transylvanian Book Festival

13th to 16thSeptember, 2018 The sun shone on Medias and the villages hosting the festival, permitting at least eighty of us to eat ‘au plein air’, even in the evenings.  The meeting and chatting over delicious food is an important part … Continue reading

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Szeklers and Saxons

12th to 16th October 2017 Out journey began with one night in Sibiu. The visit to this capital of the Saxon area was necessarily short as the few days were concentrating on the villages to the West and East of … Continue reading

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Bosnia and Herzegovina – October 2015

Bosnia and Herzegovina has been in the limelight in the 20th century for, mostly, the wrong reasons; yet this is an extraordinary, beautiful and interesting country which Bosnians are doing their best to rebuild. Forbiddingly sparse in parts, lushly wooded … Continue reading

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A Glance at the Life and Times of Miklos Banffy

Budapest and Transylvania 26th September to 3rd October 2015 “In a brown velvet jacket and wide trousers he walked a little self conscious from one desk to the other… ‘I am drawing here, am writing there, at the third one … Continue reading

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Krakow and Lviv – September 2014

Until 1919, Krakow and Lviv (Lemburg) were Polish and part of Austro Hungary’s province of Galicia since the partition of Poland in 1772. Lemburg was the capital. Now Polish Krakow is in Nato and the EU and Lemburg (Lvov/Lviv) is … Continue reading

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The Lofoten Islands, Norway

Everyone has their favourite coastline that causes wonder and longing. For what it is worth, mine are the coasts of North West Scotland and Albania. Or rather were. The Lofoten Islands have surplanted all. They are an intense scattering of … Continue reading

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