My Travels

Idyll - Tulum Beach, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, Copyright 2008 all rights reservedI love exploring new and exotic places.  I don't do it very often, as I like to do a full immersion, so spend a decent amount of time in a place and often do a lot of research before visiting.  I love absorbing the culture and mythology, placing it within the geography and history.  Places are living breathing entities that need to be fully experienced.  Here you can catch up on some of my favourite travels, both past, present and the future yet to come.

Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory aft detail - Copyright R.Weal 2010

Just over a week and a half ago now I visited Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard with Ben, his son Dylan, Ben’s sister Tessa and her son Ned and my Dad.  Portsmouth is an old stomping ground of mine from my university … Continue reading

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An unusual sweet name!

Manx Knobs - Copyright R.Weal 2010

If you ever get offered a Manx Knob don’t worry, you’re not the subject of a sexually lewd comment, they’re just trying to offer you a boiled sweet much like a mint humbug (and very tasty too). The name of … Continue reading

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Isle of Man hotel bedroom views

Isle of Man view to the left - Copyright R.Weal 2010

Just before I checked out of my hotel last week I took the following pictures on the iphone 3GS.  Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very nice, so it looks a bit grim.  I lugged the Pentax K7 DSLR all the way … Continue reading

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On the Isle of Man!

Just a quickie on the move to say I’m in the Isle of Man for work until Thursday evening.  I’ve got a sea view from the Hilton hotel and the people seem very nice, but the lack of technological advancement … Continue reading

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Places that speak to the heart and draw on the soul

Boca Paila Moonlit Beach Copyright 2008

Firstly I must apologise in advance if any of this blog post makes no sense, as I’m writing it rather late at night in a particularly spaced out mood! Okay on to the topic du jour – I was fortunate … Continue reading

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The Story of India

flower decor - by Swami StreamI've just watched the first three episodes of The Story of India, which is a 6 part BBC documentary written and presented by Michael Wood

21 Sept 2010 – Quick update! I’ve just added a Grooveshark playlist widget to the website and it is currently rocking some classic Bollywood tunes, check it out for a bit of Asian flavour for the audible senses! I’ve just … Continue reading

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