You can email me here. Travelling
as I do and often away from home, it’s great to get
emails. Maybe you travel yourself and have suggestions and
insights into the places you've visited? If so, let me know.And
remember, it doesn't matter where you are - in Donegal, Dublin
or downtown Manhattan - because with email, geography is
You'll guess from all this that I travel a great deal.
Here are some of the places I've visited, in no particular
order: Russia, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Algeria,
Botswana, South Africa, Sudan, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, the Eastern Caribbean including Dominica,
St Kitts, Nevis, Bequai, St Vincent, Antigua and Barbuda,
Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Tasmania (and other parts
of Australia) Syria, Israel, Slovakia, the Czech Republic,
Lebanon, Iraq, Newfoundland, New York City, Montenegro
and Kyrghistan. ( You can find links to most of these
places under Destinations.)
In October 2001, while Iraq was under threat of a
bombing campaign by the US and its allies, I travelled
700 kms overland from Damascus to Baghdad where I found life
continuing as normal as possible under the circumstances.
Children went to school, doctors to their hospitals, women
to the souks, Muslims to their mosques, Christians to their
churches. During the rush hour, the streets were jammed with
big, red double decker buses. For where in the Arab world I’m
going to next – or
indeed to anywhere – have a look at What’s
My illustrated talk, Travelling Round Syria Digressing
to Baghdad, is about this journey.
If you have connections to a book club, a book shop, a library, a women's group, a walking group or a travel group, a school, an arts centre or a community centre and would like me to give an illustrated talk on any of the places listed on the website, please email me here.