Armchair Journeys via Music, Quotes and Stories


Timbuktu to Kathmandu Stories for forthcoming Book

‘Timbuktu to Kathmandu: Courage, Kindness & Connection Around Our World’ ‘Catherine may set out to go everywhere, but her explorations prove that with an open mind anywhere is as friendly as home’…Tony Wheeler-Founder Lonely Planet SYNOPSIS OF YET TO BE PUBLISHED BOOK : Amid media bombardment of conflict, cowardice, disruption and disease, readers will welcome […]

Lebanon during better times-Bitter Sweet long weekend

‘In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed’…Kahlil Gibran Lebanon is in much need of the refreshment mentioned by author of The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran who was born there in 1883. Its capital, Beirut, no […]

QATAR quietly quells any unrealistic fears of the Middle East

QATAR quietly quells any unrealistic fears and stereotypes that you may have of the Middle East—and you won’t be disappointed. From the moment I first checked in to their national airline, the international crew did their best to put passengers at ease for the fifteen-hour flight from Melbourne to Doha. ‘I hope there are no […]

Mongolian Majesty-At Peace in the land of Genghis Khan

In this vast land sandwiched between China and Russia, discomfort too tamely describes the shivering, bone rattling ride in the relic of a Russian UAZ off road vehicle. The ex-military machine spews petrol fumes and cold air into the rusty cabin as it powers relentlessly across the desolate snow covered plain dotted only with sheep, […]

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