Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ghosts in Gower and Environs, South Wales, UK

  Do you believe in ghosts? I do as I have seen at least one, although this sighting did not happen in the Gower! However there are many reported sightings of ghosts on the Gower Peninsula, some have been haunting … Continue reading

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Pakistan: after the May 2013 Election

  Although I left Pakistan almost a year ago now, I am still in contact with people there. I followed the run-up to the recent election (May 2013) with interest and noticed that many people had placed their hopes in … Continue reading

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Hindhead, Surrey, UK

  If you are in the Guildford area of Surrey in the UK and are wondering how to spend a day or two, then you might consider going to Hindhead Commons and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. It is one of … Continue reading

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The Ancient City of Ephesus, Turkey

  Ephesus is an ancient Greek city on Turkey’s Aegean coast. It is the most incredible place, especially in winter when you can walk down the marble street to the old port and be the only person there. However I … Continue reading

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Sirhowy Valley Country Park

Today I was almost dragged kicking and screaming out of the house and bundled into a car to go for a drive. Let me say that the last time I ventured “out for a drive” it was April, there was … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Spa, Gloucestershire, UK

  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK began life as a market town. It became the fashionable place it is today in 1716 when the spa waters were first discovered; by people who noticed the behaviour of pigeons, it is said. Like Bath … Continue reading

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Chepstow, Cas-Gwent, South Wales, UK

  Chepstow is on the Welsh side of the England-Wales border. William the Conqueror ordered Chepstow Castle to be built in 1067, the year after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. The castle was to keep the Welsh inside … Continue reading

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Bath, Somerset, UK

The city of Bath in Somerset, UK is about 13 miles south-east of Bristol, and has been a venues for tourists since Roman times.  Prior to the Roman occupation of Britain the Celts found the hot springs there and dedicated … Continue reading

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Caldey Island off the Pembrokeshire Coast, South Wales

Caldey Island lies about 3 miles off the Pembrokeshire coast and faces Tenby. It’s a small island which, for centuries, has been the home of monastic orders. It was a Celtic holy island and that tradition has continued, first with … Continue reading

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Lundy Island, off the Devon Coast, UK

  Lundy Island lies off the coast of Devon in the UK.  It is located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Bristol Channel. There is archaeological evidence to demonstrate that Lundy has been inhabited since Neolithic times and it was … Continue reading

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