Travelling in the 90s – Hadrian’s Wall and a few days in Scotland

Welcome to Travelling in the 90s -- the tale of my adventures in Europe, drawn from my original travel journal from 1993-1994... Our fresh-faced 20-something selves have just been road-tripping through Wales and are now heading north in our trusty Rover towards Scotland for a few days. *** [Thursday 13 January, 1994] Yesterday we drove … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Hadrian’s Wall and a few days in Scotland

Travelling in the 90s – Of Stratford peregrines and Welsh cockerels

I'm continuing with my Travelling in the 90s series today... Excerpts from my travel journal kept during my 1993-1994 grand adventure in Europe and the UK. We pick things up in the Midlands, where H and I have been staying with family friends and touring the region with a hire car. But two is about … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Of Stratford peregrines and Welsh cockerels

Travelling in the 90s – Stratford, Bath, Stonehenge…

More Travelling in the 90s today... and we've arrived at one of the most thrilling weeks of the entire UK road trip. Warwick Castle... Stratford-upon-Avon... Bath... Salisbury... Stonehenge. It doesn't get much better than this. *** [Monday 3 January, 1994] Yesterday we went to Warwick Castle, which is supposed to be the “finest castle in … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Stratford, Bath, Stonehenge…

Travelling in the 90s – road trip UK

Welcome to the next installment of Travelling in the 90s, which comprises extracts of my 1993-1994 first ever overseas travel journal. Many things have changed since then. Many things have not. It's Christmas Eve and we're heading to St Paul's cathedral... *** [Sunday 26 December, 1993] Friday was a cold, windy day, and we were … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – road trip UK

Travelling in the 90s – London!

We return to the tale of my 1993-1994 Great Adventure, which sees me arrive in London, England, for the first time. There I am, wide-eyed and breathless, early 20s and fresh-faced, let loose in one of the grandest old cities in the world... (The Travelling in the 90s series of posts features extracts from my … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – London!

Travelling in the 90s – Mycenae, Mykonos and Delos

It's been a while, so I thought I'd resume the tale of my 1993 journey through Greece. We pick up our intrepid travellers in the ancient town of Corinth with only a handful of days left in the country... (The Travelling in the 90s series of posts features extracts from my original travel journal with … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Mycenae, Mykonos and Delos

Travelling in the 90s – to Corinth

I'm gearing up for more travel in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime here's the next installment of my Travelling the 90s series. What follows is a lightly edited extract from my original travel journal... We've just explored Gythion and Pylos in the southern Peloponnese region, and are now meandering back to Athens. … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – to Corinth

Travelling in the 90s – Gythion and Pylos

It's time for another installment from my 1993 adventures through Greece. Click here for the story so far... We've just left Olympia in the Peloponnese region of Greece and are heading south-east. Here's a map to help you get oriented. *** [Sunday 5 December, 1993] Being on holiday is the most amazing thing -- I … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Gythion and Pylos

Travelling in the 90s – to Olympia

Resuming our 1993  journey through Greece, we pick up our intrepid travellers in the ancient town of Delphi, headed by means of public buses and trains to the equally ancient town of Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games... (The Travelling in the 90s series of posts features extracts from my original travel journal with minimal … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – to Olympia

Travelling in the 90s – Delphi

To resume my Travelling in the 90s series (in which I share extracts from my original travel journal with minimal editing to marvel at how different things were back then), we now head to the ancient Greek town of Delphi. (Here's the first post in the series -- Athens. And here's an introduction.) It's now … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s – Delphi