Sunday, 12 August 2007

Retro Post - Bern, Switzerland June 2007

Photos from our short trip to Bern, Switzerland up on MySpace. Mhairi had to attend a conference there and it provided an opportunity for us to stay a couple more days in that lovely town. We travelled through with her colleagues from work (a pleasant three hour train journey) and met up with some friends in the evening after the talks. The weekend was ours to tour the shops and restaurants.

Would defintely return to Bern and spend more time exploring further afield, especially La Gruyere where HR Giger's museum is housed and the famous bar. Always been a fan of his work on Alien and have most of his major books. Enjoy the photos. More soon.

Friday, 10 August 2007

Retro Post - Istanbul, Turkish August 2006 Grand Prix photos online.

I have uploaded the photos from last year's Turkish Grand Prix to MySpace.

Mhairi and I spent five short days in the city and attended the race over the long weekend. Unbearably warm ( about 40 degrees ) but thankfully we were under shade for the day on the main stand with a great view of the pits and Jenson Button ( sixth on pole! ) Massa eventually won the race with Alonso third but it was a terrific day and quite a spectacle. Our seats were perfect to capture the whole event and we would definitely return to Istanbul, hoping next trip to spend more time at the Grand Bazaar and visit the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet and the surrounding area.

Thursday, 2 August 2007

Recommend - Marie Javins World Tour and blog.

Marie Javins' blog and World Tour site are by far and away the most entertaining of my regular reads and finally gets a mention. Marie is a writer and editor currently in Cairo working with Teshkeel Comics She also travels and blogs and writes real books. Pop over and have a look at her sites? The photos of her previous travels are so inspiring and have me searching the studio for my passport with every read. I won't be blogging for 24 hours so you have no excuse not to visit. Go now!