What is a riad? ~ a rather grand traditional Moroccan house. Where are they located in Marrakech? ~ usually in the old city. Why would a traveller be interested in a riad?~ Many riads have been converted to luxury accommodation offering an authentic taste of the area. Where can I find one to stay at? ~ Usual search […]
Beautiful Boston, I knew less about you than I did your brash flash sister New York but your memories live on…..am I the only one to love you more than NYC? Here’s why.. 1 Boston is very much a compact walkable city especially if you are staying central. The Grey Traveller stayed at The Langham in Franklin Street just […]
Walking down Main Road, Tombstone in mid August alone and parching I could be forgiven for thinking I could hear the crack of boot on gravel, the whisper of a desert wind on swinging bar doors and the swish of cheap satin. Only mad dogs and English women go out in the mid day Arizona sun […]
I do not usually review restaurants and hotels on my travel blog but for The Chambers I am going to make an exception! Located in Landport Terrace conveniently on the cusp of Portsmouth city slash Old Portsmouth slash Southsea with nearby parking this genteel eating house and bar is a breath of fresh air in this day […]
Gun wharf Quay is a former naval site which has been developed very much in keeping with the local heritage and culture. I am all for regeneration of this nature as it makes use of previous derelict land and attracts tourists and locals alike. There is nothing better than visiting on a sunny day, sipping wine […]
Further to my recent deliberations about a new name I am now strongly in favour of swapping from The Grey Traveller to Dawn ~ Finding The World. Any feedback greatly received.
Being a geographer and older traveller the subject of climate change keeps popping up, quite frankly its hardly likely to go away. It’s on the political agenda, it frequents the newspaper headlines and here in England we are waiting for summer or did we have it the other day? Certainly we are experiencing earlier springs […]
A good question! There are many reasons why you should visit Egypt and perhaps the most important one is that Egypt needs travellers because the travel and tourism industry has suffered in the last… Source: Why visit Egypt? 5 reasons why you should!
Many settlements have grown up round the bends and meanders of a powerful river due to the transportation prospects and fertile land. So many of the cities we visit now have these strong rivers flowing through and yes they are still the lifeblood and often the very soul of a place….none more so than the […]
The Jim Thompson house is a collection of teak buildings telling the history of this American gent. Well looked after site. The grounds are peaceful and colourful and a great break from the frenetic city of Bangkok. Centrally located easy to reach by all city transport. Great examples of tropical flora. More anecdotes and photos of The Grey […]