Bordeaux, France - 3 day tour of the Dordogne July 22nd 2008 Our arrival at Bordeaux Airport went without incident. One hour later, during the evening rush hour, Angela and I were sitting in the hire car on the motorway exit road causing mayhem. “The bloody clutch pedal is stuck,” I shouted at Angela as I tried in vain to get the car to move. “I can't get the thing in gear.” I pointed at the gear stick which refused to budge. Underneath my foot, the ... read more
Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info