I was in awe of the mosaics in the tiled floors in the Roman ruins of Volubilis in Morocco when our tour group visited the UNESCO World Heritage site. They are so well preserved despite the passing of about two millennia.
This town was at its peak in the first century AD, but some of the buildings are much older than that because Volubilis was first settled during the third century BC. That’s old.
Happy New Year.
I trust that 2011 will bring you many blessings and enjoyable times.
I have enjoyed sharing with my many readers some of my adventures as I have travelled the wonderful country of Australia. My articles here have been a little spasmodic over the last three years as I’ve struggled with the demands of my Master of Arts degree and with some health issues. Now that’s behind me, I hope to be able to share with you many more travels in the coming years.
A few years ago my daughter inspired me to accompany her on a trek through the Himalayas. You can read about my adventures in my archives called Travels in Nepal. Later this year she will be teaching overseas for a semester. My wife and I are planning to visit her and so you can look forward to many photos and articles about our travels in Africa. Stay tuned.
In the meantime come back here often as I plan to update this site at least three times a week.
Happy New Year.
Regular readers of this site will notice that it now has a new design.
I hope you like it. My son does all the design work and maintenance on my sites.
The photo used in the banner at the top shows me with Mt Everest in the background. You can read all about my trek there by clicking here.
I’m back again after quite a lull in postings here on my travel blog. Truth is, I’ve been very busy working on my novel for children over the last few months. I wrote the story last year, but more recently I’ve been trolling through it over and over to get it just right. I’m now up to the 8th draft and it’s almost ready to go off to a publisher. You can read about how I went about writing the story by clicking here.
My novel is set in the beautiful country of Nepal. You can read about my travels in Nepal by clicking here.
I’ve recently been on a road trip to Sydney to spend time with family, especially my new grandson. Over the coming weeks I’ll be sharing photos and writing about that trip, so stayed tuned.
The Mongolian Wild Horse, or Przewalski’s Horse was once very common throughout much of central Asia. It is thought that they became extinct in the wild, but conservation efforts by zoos like Monarto Zoo in South Australia have been instrumental in reintroducing this species back into its natural habitat.
The breeding programme here at Monarto just a few minutes’ drive from my home has been very successful, and quite a few horses from the zoo herd have been returned to Mongolia. It is conservation efforts like this that make me pleased to be a supporting member of the zoo.
- You can read more about this horse by clicking here.