Gone dark

I feel like I have ‘gone dark’, in the words of Jack Bauer (from 24 for those who aren’t familiar). The truth isn’t far from that. I’m currently tapping this blog into a word document ready to upload as soon as – or if I ever – get internet connection again. Ok, I do realise that I am travelling through… Read more →

I feel like I have ‘gone dark’, in the words of Jack Bauer (from 24 for those who aren’t familiar). The truth isn’t far from that. I’m currently tapping this blog into a word document ready to upload as soon as – or if I ever – get internet connection again. Ok, I do realise that I am travelling through… Read more →

Jo Versus the Volcano

Right, where was I…I’d managed to escape imminent death in Quito then headed off the next day for a long journey into the Amazon. Hopes were high and the local bus ride went quickly, helped along by the repeated playing of a wonderful Latin American song ‘I’m sexy, sexy, sexy.’ We arrived at the jungle lodge to the sounds of… Read more →

Right, where was I…I’d managed to escape imminent death in Quito then headed off the next day for a long journey into the Amazon. Hopes were high and the local bus ride went quickly, helped along by the repeated playing of a wonderful Latin American song ‘I’m sexy, sexy, sexy.’ We arrived at the jungle lodge to the sounds of… Read more →

Ferry from Barcelona to Rome

A Decadent Way To Travel: From Barcelona to Rome by Boat

Last night I boarded the Grimaldi Barcelona to Rome ferry which leaves from the port at the end of La Rambla in Barcelona heading to Civitavecchia, a place about 45 minutes outside Rome. When I say ferry, really I mean a small crusie (think I’ve picked up the last leg of a holiday cruise which, for the price is not… Read more →

With low-cost flights and decent trains, it's rare to go slower by boat but the Barcelona to Rome ferry is a very decadent and indulgent way to travel.... Read more →