Good Morning from Britain

London isn’t know for its balmy days but we lucked out. Sunnyish and warm. And the City is beautiful as ever. Probably my 10th visit since my first at age 15. Enjoying my morning at the very British Rosewood London. Off today with Silversea and the Silver Cloud. More on that later. Have a great day.


Kerala | Kochi (Cochin)

Hello from a most interesting part of south India very south east Asian, water centric, great food, friendly people. Ayurveda was invented here.

Mumbai | Bombay

First, it doesn’t matter whether you call it Mumbai or Bombay. Bom bay is Portuguese and as you’ll remember they built a town here first.

It’s a complicated place. Poverty. How poverty is defined. What the government owes its citizens and what it doesn’t. More on that later. These pix attempt to explain a little about it. Gandhi


My last post was on New Orleans which is about as much of a 180 from Dubai as is possible. This place is young, brash, opulent (ok, so is NOLA), conservative and wealthy. Like Las Vegas without sex. Enjoy the pix. Mumbai tomorrow!

New Orleans

Just spent a couple of days in NOLA before going off to India via Dubai. New Orleans is really one of the most beautiful cities anywhere. We did a historical bike ride, walked the French Quarter and drove around the Garden District. And ate well. Enjoy the pix.

Visiting Australia | Sydney Melbourne Pt Douglas

Australia | September 2017

Don’t suppose this picture is what you might first think of when thinking about Australia. We were a bit surprised as well.

If you look through this Flickr album though, you’ll see the usual things to, like the Sydney Opera House, a kangaroo and a tropical fish at the Great Barrier Reef. But you’ll also see pix from Melbourne (like the one above) and that’s a city that’s more like Hong Kong than what you might be expecting. And they have one of HK’s most famous dim sum places too. There’s a pic of that too.

Enjoy the photos.

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Edinburgh & London Report

I visited Edinburgh and London this past November and here is my report, in photos. The hotels stayed in were The Balmoral, a Rocco Forte Hotel, a grande dame set above the railway station in Edinburgh.  And in London, another Rocco Forte hotel, Brown’s Hotel, a classic central Mayfair establishment which has been around longer than any of us.

I flew over in Delta’s quite nice Business Class, Delta One, and back in Upper Class with  Virgin Atlantic.



Edinburgh and London

Seabourn Sojourn | San Francisco Visit

Seabourn Sojourn was in San Francisco and she is as spectacular as ever.  Catch up on my earlier reviews.

Seabourn Sojourn review | July 2013

Seabourn Sojourn

Regent Seven Seas Navigator

Enjoy this pictures from my visit on board Regent Seven Seas Navigator while she was visiting San Francisco.  My clients like on of the line’s original ships, not  to mention our brand new cruise terminal.

Regent Seven Seas Navigator

Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage | Palm Springs