Arunachal Pradesh – The Wild East

Grahame and I have just returned to the plains from a six day excursion to the little town of Mechuka close to the Chinese border. It was definitely worth all … Continue Reading →


The Headhunters of Nagaland II

It’s not something many travellers expect to be able to say but this next stage of our journey was my second visit to Nagaland. Our organisers at Jungle Travels had … Continue Reading →


Citizenship in Assam (and a sudden change of plan)

I caught my short, afternoon flight back to Guwahati to be met by my previous guide, Gopal (Baby Imram) with some good news and some bad news. The good news … Continue Reading →


The Green Hills of Mizoram

The state of Mizoram comprises of long, narrow ranges of densely wooded hills and valleys which run along the border with Myanmar. Its small population of a little over one … Continue Reading →


The Princely State of Tripura

Tripura is a small, landlocked state which lies between Assam and Bangladesh. Lacking the spectacular mountain terrain of the other North Eastern states, it is a verdant region of rice … Continue Reading →


Return to the Seven Sisters (North East India)

Here I am on an new, exciting trip with a new, neat little computer so why am I feeling so trepidatious about blogging my experiences? I don’t really regard myself … Continue Reading →



A Series of Unfortunate Crossings (Ireland & Northern Ireland)

Post in preparation. (a short trip to Dublin & the Antrim Coast and a few strange adventures along the way)


The Return of King Arthur to Tintagel

It would be difficult for most people to dispute the ghostly majesty of this statue of King Arthur, particularly when viewed against a backdrop of the dramatic weather for which … Continue Reading →


Spring Travels turn into Spring Travails

Late last year my fishpond began to leak and before too long it became apparent that some serious repairs were going to be needed. Ever since we took charge of … Continue Reading →