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Garmarud trek, Alamut Valley, Iran.

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We set off on foot from the village of Garamud (1806 m), north west Iran, on an October morning following the directions from the rough map drawn by  Ahmad, the owner of the Hotel Navizar.

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Paris in the autumn.. or a stroll along the river Seine

Colourful bouquiniste stall along the river

Colourful bouquiniste stall along the river

As I wandered along the river today on a cold and bleak afternoon with my iphone as my only companion, I think I managed to capture some of the images Paris is famous for. I feel the first image above especially encapsulates Paris in one picture and I took it without stopping as I was walking past the bookstall…

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Polish mountain trekking: ZAWRAT and Dolina Pięciu Stawów (Valley of the Five Ponds)

small black pond below Zawrat

small black pond below Zawrat

We arrived from Krakow that morning and set out on foot from Kużnice up through the Hala Gąsienicowa, stopping for a nourishing cabbage soup at the Murowaniec Refuge before making our way further along, past the Black Pond and up towards and across Zawrat.

Our initial intention had been to take the cable car up from Kuznice to Kasprowy Wierch and start our trek from there, but due to bad planning (we hadn’t checked that it was closed for maintenance that week) it meant we had to add a few hours more to our day’s trek. We started our trek at 10 am and got back to our hotel at 8.30pm..

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GIEWONT- Trekking in the Tatry mountains, Poland

Giewont seen from across the valley

Giewont seen from across the valley

The best view, or panorama, of the mountain range is from across the valley on Gubalowka where tourists who aren’t in a rush often spend their first day acclimatising and taking in the spectacular views.

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Palm sugar flapjacks

cut into pieces before it hardens too much

cut into pieces before it hardens too much

Finally, a perfect opportunity arose to use the half kilo of palm sugar I had bought some time ago and generally found too sweet for my liking.

I was going to take part in a 5 km run followed by a picnic to celebrate our running club’s fifth anniversary and the idea of making flapjacks sounded appropriate; firstly because they require a lot of sugar, and secondly because they were not known where I live in Poland so I thought it would be something new for my running mates to try out.

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Carribean jerk chicken wings in an original setting

jerk chicken wings ready to go!

jerk chicken wings ready to go!

Laid back hotel on Andaman sea coast in Burma

Laid back hotel on Andaman sea coast in Burma

I’ve never been to the Carribean but the idea of jerk chicken, which was new to me, had been following me around for awhile, until I decided to give it a go.

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Tropical rainstorm in Burma (listen and watch)

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Have a look through these photos and imagine you are sitting right there, on that little veranda overlooking that lake in Inle, Burma as the evening unfolds…

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