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The Hottest Place on Earth!

Lucy (my motorcycle) was perched on her centre stand by the main gates of the guest house in Kerman (Eastern Iran). As I fumbled in the darkness  with the fastenings to my bags there was a hint of apprehension in me for what lay ahead that day. Suddenly, the first...

Snake Charmer’s Bluff

A Hike on a Warm Day The heat started to get to me that day on the trail to the waterfall on the hills around Manali (northern India). I could feel the noon sun bite the back of my neck and the uncomfortable sting of sweat in my eyes. The views in the Summer heat...

Transnistria……now you see it, now you don’t!

The Setting People may voluntarily choose not to see issues or deny uncomfortable truths in their lives such as debt, addiction, sometimes love………surprisingly for some, even the lunar landing ! Arguably though, the most astonishing examples of mass denial remain those...