African shoestrings – Tanzania Day One Hundred and Ten Zanzibar

We awoke the next morning, still shell-shocked after the events of the last 24 hours; our next challenge to catch the boat to Zanzibar. First however we had to change some money. The hotel didn't accept travelers cheque's or US$ or change money and the nearest bank didn't change travelers cheque's either. So leaving Sue behind … Continue reading African shoestrings – Tanzania Day One Hundred and Ten Zanzibar

Granada and the Alhambra

Granada is located in the province of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is at the foot of the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains. Granada has a deep Islamic history. Muslim forces took over from the Visigoths in 711 and ruled until well into the 15th century and built a large palace which overlooks the city. The Alhambra … Continue reading Granada and the Alhambra

A cat on a step on the Greek isle of Thirasia

Of the idyllic Greek Islands everyone knows Santorini and yeah, its bloody beautiful! In fact watch this space for some images of this famous island. Across the Caldera is the little island of Thirasia which is usually a 1/2 day excursion from Santorini. It's how Santorini probably was before the rich, the famous and the … Continue reading A cat on a step on the Greek isle of Thirasia

Reflection of the Alhambra in Granada

The 13th Century Alhambra in Granada in Spain is a absolute delight. The Islamic architecture is very intricate and stunning and a visit can wile away hours as you explore the different palaces. These same palaces were built for last Muslim emirs in Spain and the buildings are quadrangular in plan, with all the rooms opening on to a … Continue reading Reflection of the Alhambra in Granada