Off To Egypt

I am off to Egypt for 2 weeks, a one week Nile cruise with Voyages Joules Verne starting at Luxor and working down to the Aswan High Dam via The Valley Of The Kings and ending in the Moevenpick Hotel in El Gouna. No Cairo, Pyramids or the Cairo Museum »

Day 300 Update

Well, it is day 300 of my 101 goals in 1001 days. So as per meta-goal 101 “Do 100 day updates” here is a quick report on my progress. Completed 66 - Via Feratta in Italy 85 - Visit Pergamon Museum 1 - Teetotalitarianism for 3 months 2 - Cheeseless for »

Borges on Poetry

I really enjoy the work of Jorge Luis Borges. If you have not heard of him, check out In Our Time - Borges. I found some audio of some wonderful lectures on poetry he gave at Harvard in the late 60s. The interesting thing about them is that he composes »

Beautiful Berlin

Last weekend Petra and I went to Berlin, it is a great city. She arranged the trip for my birthday because I am always banging on about the Pergamon Museum and the Ishtar Gate (seeing it was one of the 101 goals). Berlin has a lovely Museum Island that »

Day 200 of the 101 Goals in 1001 days

Well, as per my meta-goal 101 – Do 100 day updates, here is the Day 200 update. Not much movement really…. The Good:- 66 – Via Ferrata in Italy I go on Friday, cant wait. 82 – Visit Egypt I go in October for 2 weeks, 1 week cruise - 1 week sun and »

I am alive

Well, it has been an interesting few months, in brief: Went to Libya to work for a big telco Went to Oklahoma for a mates wedding then drove 2000 miles (or rather, made my girlfriend drive 2000 miles as I lost my driving licence…), visited 5 states »