ESCAPE TO THE SOUTH, FRAMING FRANCE

  A weekend in Marseille, Frioul, Cassis and the hills and beaches of Calanque… Frioul Archipelago Marseille seen from the Frioul and the island of If, from The Count of Monte Cristo Vieux Port, Marseille  Calanque View from the restaurant in Calanque  Calanque de Sugiton Backstreet of charm in Cassis Pastis before brunch All photographs […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, JEJU, PART 5,000

  And finally we fly to Jeju Island, home to blue seas, lava tubes, volcanos, sunsets and tangerines… A fisherman at the beach Blue sea, white sand and volcanic rock Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site Seongsan Volcano, World Heritage Site Seongsan Volcano, we climbed at 4.30am to watch the sunrise […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, GYEONGJU, PART 3,

And further south the camera goes, Gyeongju, ancient capital of the Shilla Kingdom… Coloured umbrellas along the markets streets of Gyeongju Tumuli Gongwon, Park with 23 Tombs/Tumili of the Shilla monarchs  Rice Fields at sunset Polaris Tourist Pension in Gyeongju Our place for two days at the Polaris Tourist Pension in Gyeongju The start of […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, ANDONG, PART 2

The holiday memories continue. Second stop Andong…. Andong City centre ET in Andong How to figure out what the restaurant has to offer, Cow this time 30 limit, 30 degrees and sunset in Andong The UNESCO world Heritage 600 year old Hahoe Folk Village with 232 inhabitants Rice Fields in Hahoe Folk Village Hahoe Folk […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, SEOUL, PART 1

  Looking back at the last 18 days of holiday. And so the journey begins, Seoul, South Korea…  The Dongaemum Design Plaza The Dongaemum Design Plaza The Dongaemum Design Plaza Pink character in the The Dongaemum Design Center   1st night of arrival, we ask a taxi to bring us to the centre of Gangnam and […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 10, PORTUGAL, PEACE AND…

  Scene in Europe, Scene 10, Portugal, Peace and…    Henry spent the first two days of the Portugal leg of his trip in Lisbon, amid a wave of modern architecture in stark contrast with its older, neighbouring terracotta rooftops of charm and a sea of towering cranes best seen from the sleek cable-stayed Vasco […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 9, ABERDEENSHIRE

Scene in Europe, Scene 9, Aberdeenshire, Roses and Thorns        Sophie and Marty were sitting across from an ancient dovecot, amid the topiary gardens of Craigievar Castle, on a hill in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, not far from the Queen’s summer retreat in Balmoral which they’d driven through earlier in the hope of a royal glimpse but […]

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SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 8, MADRID

  Scene in Europe, Scene 8, Madrid and the Reoccurring Scent of a Dream Henry sat on the edge of the bed feeling his burgeoning body cave and crumble. He was exhausted, confused and broken. In Cologne, after a date that proved as evaporating as water, he’d met a group of Spaniards celebrating their last […]

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