Egypt Trip

I has been a crazy few weeks, after being in the UK only 2 days after the Egypt trip I went to Las Vegas with Forward and I am just getting my head back together now. You know you are a huge geek when you take as much space for books as clothes. The »

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 »

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 »

Christmassy Shizzle

Last weekend I went down to London again for a Christmas jolly with some great old uni friends, it was a lovely weekend, good wholesome fun. On the Saturday I went to see the Wallace Collection while some girlies shopped on Kensington Highstreet (where »

Byzantium at the Royal Academy of Arts

I was in London a few weeks ago and saw the wonderful exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts. I have been interested in Byzantine history since a historian friend at university described how they were essentially the eastern Roman empire, called themselves »

Tutankhamun and Qin Shihuangdi

At the weekend I went to see the Tutankhamun and Qin Shihuangdi exhibits in London. Tutankhamun is at the O2 (formally millennium) Dome and Qin Shihuangdi is at one of my favourite places in the world, The British Museum. Both are superb, well worth a »