West Bengal 1

west bengal 1A tour of West Bengal begins in November 2016 as sudden demonetisation thrusts all of India into economic chaos. We roam the colourful streets of Kolkata, journey by train to see the unusual terra cotta temples of Bishnupur, and visit Darjeeling, with its lingering colonial memories and famous toy train, in the Himalayas. 49 minutes.

West Bengal 2

west bengal 2After a stay at a remote former Himalayan tea plantation, we return to Darjeeling, and take the toy train down to Siliguri. We then visit the neglected temples around Malda, before retunring to Kolkata for a journey through the Sunderbans delta. 50 minutes.

Namibia part 1

namibia part 1A journey by light plane and car in November 2015. 44 minutes.

Namibia part 2

namibia part 2A journey by car from southern to northern Damaraland and the Erongo mountains in November 2015. 46 minutes.

Burma 2012 Part 1

Burma-pt1Burma (Myanmar) is surfing down a wave of rapid change set off just 18 months ago by the release of Aung San Suu Khi and the legalisation of her party. Now tourists are straining the infrastructure. 57 minutes.

Burma 2012 Part 2

Burma-pt2 A return journey up the Ayerawady River from Bagan to Mandalay and onward by rail up into the mountains of Shan State. 41 minutes.
 

Beatrice is 100

beatrice is 100The birthday card from the Queen has arrived. Time for a celebration. 7 minutes.

Burma 2012 Part 3

Burma-pt3 A journey through the eastern states of Mon and Kayan, where the National League for Democracy  party seems to have an office in every village. 37 minutes.
 

Lisbon

LisbonThe plaintive pluck of the guitar and the wailng lament of the Fado accompany us through Lisbon. 28 minutes.

The Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos IslandsAn exploration of the Galápagos Islands to see at very close hand the many animal species which inhabit them, some unique in the world. 58 minutes.

Walking the Pyrenees

pyreneesA trek eastward into the wild and remote heart of the Pyreneean traverse at altitudes between 1000 and 3000 meters.  47 minutes.

On which idyllic Greek island shall we buy our house?

Greek-islandsFollow the dream: a house-hunting expedition through the Cyclades samples the lifestyle, scenery and holiday home opportunities in nine islands: Andros, Tinos, Syros, Naxos, Ios, Folegandros, Santorini, Serifos and Milos. 58 minutes.