SPAIN - BARCELONA - SAGRADA FAMILIA June 19th 2012 I'm not a religious man in any sense of the structured organisation of spiritual beliefs; I was brought up Christian/Anglican and looked seriously at Buddhism (which I sbscribe to as a philosophy of life) and (here's where I offend a huge number of folk - true to form!) I've seen Islam first hand in Pakistan and Afghanistan, not to mention the Mid-East, even northern Nigeria - [ ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
I could be described as a flaneur - Dictionary definition: "an intellectual and physical wanderer, observer of life".
I travel extensively in Asia, the Middle East and East Africa.
My tales, stories and rants here are part fact/part fiction but, I hope, always stimulating and sometimes irritating. PLEASE don't take them too seriously - they are meant to inform but also to amuse and to get under your skin. I hope there's a bit of an "edge" in what I write sometimes.
For those that take themselves over-seriously: it's a BLOG! Not "the Truth"... just my weird personal take on... full info