African shoestrings – Zambia Day Eighty Four Livingstone

Victoria Falls (known locally as "the mist that thunders") is one of the great natural beauties of the world. A quirk of political geography has put just over half of the falls in Zambia but three quarters of the viewing area in Zimbabwe. Consequently the views from both countries are a lot different. After having … Continue reading African shoestrings – Zambia Day Eighty Four Livingstone

African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy-Six Botswana/Namibia

At Rundu we saw for the first time since the Fish River now some 1200 kilometres south a riverbed that actually had water! The Okavango River separates Namibia from the infamous Angola and was at the time experiencing its highest water levels for fifteen years. Considering that no other river in Namibia, except for the … Continue reading African shoestrings – Namibia Day Seventy-Six Botswana/Namibia

Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds photo

The village of Upper Slaughter in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds is one mile away from Lower Slaughter and sits on a gentle grassy slope above the stream that connects the two villages. Once the village was dominated by a Norman castle but all that can be seen of it today are the remains of the motte … Continue reading Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds photo

Plaza de España -Seville, Spain

Built for the Spanish-American Exhibition of 1929, the Plaza de España is one of Seville's top tourist attractions and why wouldn't it be! With stunning architecture, inticate tiling and a calming semi circular lake, its just the place to go for a restful afternoon in the sun (provided it's not too hot - Seville can have … Continue reading Plaza de España -Seville, Spain