Travels in the United States

Round the world in 18 days

Shortly after Jersey another work trip took me to Brisbane and Sydney Australia followed by San Francisco, with a stopover in Bangkok en route staying at the Luxx hotel Silom. Gruelling trip and I came down with some ‘orrible lurgy so wasn’t able to make the most of it. Also […]

New Orleans

Off again across the pond to New Orleans on another shortish work trip. Fortunately it wasn’t all work and no play and there was a chance to see a bit of the city. Fabulous place though parts of the city still devastated from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Bourbon Street […]


So I’m in Orlando Florida for a conference. Now it’s all over and I have a bit of spare time on my hands only to discover that if you’re not into Disneyworld or any of its offshoots, besides shopping, there ain’t a lot else to do that doesn’t involve a […]

More culcha then home

Another late start yesterday and a final bit of sightseeing before the flight home. Headed back down town and checked out the Capitol Building. And the excellent Botanic Gardens close by. Then it was back to Adams Morgan and a return visit to the fantastic New Orleans café for a […]

Bit of culcha mate

A couple more free days before returning home so packed in a bit of sight seeing after a late start. After a lovely warm start to the week today it has been snowing and very cold but managed to motivate myself to pound the streets mostly on foot. After being […]


Beautiful warm sunny day in DC temp must be in the mid 70’s. My first full free day before work kicks in so decided to hit the shops. The metro was pretty straightforward to navigate and got a great deal of use out of my $6.50 day pass. The Mall […]

Golden Gate

The sun finally broke out today so took the opportunity to visit Golden Gate Bridge and walk the Coastal Trail to Ocean Beach. Fabulous views of the bridge and the ocean along the way. With the rain and storms of the previous couple of days the HUGE waves crashing thunderously […]

Vive San Francisco

Loving it here, San Francisco is a great city – well mostly anyway. This is my third visit, the last trip around this time last year. I’m thinking I might just have to scam a way of living / working here for a bit or something. Any offers? For the […]