The Scars of Sarajevo

Sarajevo wears it’s physical scars on buildings where bullet holes remain visual reminders of a war that ended little more than 20 years ago, but it is the scars on the mind, hearts and bodies of the people who live here that provide a stark reminder that what I have seen of this intriguing city is merely a scratch on the surface of a city and country which has, and continues to experience extreme challenges. I wonder how it will progress over the coming years and hope that someday I can return to see for myself. … More The Scars of Sarajevo

A traffic jam, two rhino and a fond farewell to Nepal…

Having left Kathmandu we headed south-west towards Chitwan National Park. The journey will go down as one of the longest I have taken – even though we covered less than 100km! Setting off early seemed like a great plan and having left the hotel we navigated the winding lanes of Kathmandu before hitting the main … More A traffic jam, two rhino and a fond farewell to Nepal…

Christmas in Oman

In August I moved to Oman having previously been living in Tanzania. Many people had given me all kinds of warnings about moving to a Muslim country – no pork, no Christmas, and my arms and legs would never see the light of day again. It’s a lot different to the ideas that were projected on to my decision of a ‘new life’ in the Middle East…starting with Christmas! … More Christmas in Oman