Jordan – Amman, Capital City

In the rush to Petra, Amman is often overlooked, but this is a pity because a day or two in Jordan's capital reveals a wealth of historical sites, most of them dotted throughout the city, part of the daily life of the inhabitants. The city has a well preserved Roman Theatre, a colonnaded street and … Continue reading Jordan – Amman, Capital City

Among my (Japanese) Souveneirs

Having decided that sentimentality has to give way to practicality when one has downsized and lacks room, I am making strenuous efforts to clear away the bits and bobs that one brings back from one's travels.  I’m not talking the sort of souvenir that one puts on the sideboard or has pride of place in … Continue reading Among my (Japanese) Souveneirs

The Best Salmon Restaurant in Sweden

Every once in a while one comes across a really superb restaurant in an unexpected place, sometimes on a main road, sometimes hidden away down a side street, and last week this happened to me. On the long drive between Gothenburg and Oslo, I found Laxbutiken LJungskile by exiting off the main road to this … Continue reading The Best Salmon Restaurant in Sweden