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  • 19th January 2017

2016 was supposed to be a year of cutting back on travel, but for one reason and another it didn't quite turn out like that. Now that my first Christmas visit home in a decade is over, all intents are that 2017 will be a quieter year. Let's see if I can hold to that...


Attending six matches of the Super Eights stage of the Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, and exploring this Caribbean island nation on non-match days.

North-West Spain and Portugal

The rain in Spain falls Galicia and Asturias. It was still worth a visit though, as were the northern border regions of its neighbour.

Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Gritty urban streetscapes of the modern and ancient varieties, and one Europe's most sparkling coastal strips.


For anyone prone to travel sickness, you may as well just call the top shelf road-tripping around this island 'Car Sicker'.

In and Around Switzerland (2017)

Annual highlights from the heart of continental Europe.


Out and about during my first Christmas visit home in a decade.