Greece – further adventures in the Ionian

So after my first trip to the Ionian Islands I had been captured by the beauty and the serenity of both the country and the people I had found. My first thought that following summer was to return, and that I did, with my girlfriend at the time. And then I went back again and… Continue reading Greece – further adventures in the Ionian

Mountains and Motivation

There was a time when I would climb a mountain on a whim.  I’m not talking about technical climbing with ropes and equipment.  No what they call scrambling, where you just find your way up even if it means a little free climbing along the way.  I’ve climbed quite a few in my time, Mount… Continue reading Mountains and Motivation

Gunung Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Gunung Rinjani was the first mountain I ever climbed.  And probably the hardest, but not for any other reason than it was where I broke my climbing muscles in so to speak.  Once you have climbed one mountain it gets easier.  Well that has been my experience. The mountain is the main feature on the… Continue reading Gunung Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia

Borobudur, Java, Indonesia

The first trip I did to SE Asia was back in 1996.  I had been living in New Zealand for a couple of years and decided to take the long route back to Europe.  One of the most beautiful places along the way was Borobudur, a 9th Century Temple near  Yogyakarta, South central on the… Continue reading Borobudur, Java, Indonesia