Tuesday, 8 January 2019


I have long found travel to be hard work, usually uncomfortable, always more expensive than planned, regularly dull and boring, usually dirty and more often than not overwhelming. That's the price of travelling on a shoestring, as I have often done. But the hours sat on planes, crammed onto trains and squashed into long distance cheap-as-chips bus services are totally worth it, no? I’ve convinced myself they are. If you’re undecided and still sat on the fence, reluctant to give up your two weeks all-inclusive in a sunny Spanish resort, please allow me to convince you.
I’ve always felt my travel map has a nice spread of colour, but is in need of a lot more work. It’s no replica of the one painted red by the British Empire. I’ve sold myself short by visiting the likes of Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Morocco and Thailand instead of Russia, China, Canada and Brazil. So work on it I shall.
This year Vietnam and Malta will be added. Perhaps Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and or the Czech Republic. Future adventures that myself and the intrepid Mrs P have in mind include Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Argentina and Chile. A return to Mexico is a must, of course. We’ll see how far we get. Join us, here if not in person.
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Twenty Eighteen

Another year is done, another twelve months of photographs have been taken, processed, tagged, uploaded and sorted into albums.  And as is my custom at the end of each year, I have gathered a collection of my favourite snaps together to form one last album - the best of Twenty Eighteen. Click on the Gallery tab at the top and you will find my personally curated selection from the year for your enjoyment. Indeed, you'll find the collections for each year going back to Twenty Ten.
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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

About the Author

A human, equipped with male appendages, born in London, boasting a French sounding surname and a lost portion of Irish heritage. A proud European for now, who has never found it difficult to be a truly global Brit. Currently hailing from Bournemouth but previously resident in Mexico City. Married to Mrs P, no children, no pets, just a camera and a sense of adventure.

Politically left of centre, economically surviving, optimistic in general. Frequently pick arguments and debates that should be left alone, am never knowingly wrong but regularly revise my opinion in an ever changing world. Have blogged since 2003, but I needed a new start. This is it. Travel, photography, the odd bit of fiction and thoughtful opinion. 

Please shoot me if I ever mention Brexit. Or Trump. I've given both more attention than is healthy - see my Brexit blog, which is a cast off of my original Mexile blog which was published between 2003 and 2018.
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