My mother was the born traveller. Whilst she managed a number of destinations in Europe, Poland (when part of the USSR: I accompanied her on this trip), Russia (when part of the USSR), the West Indies, Haiti, North America and Taiwan (accompanying me) she still wanted to see more but circumstances did not permit it. In contrast, at first I was much more timid.
In business, I had to travel and I made a number of trips to Europe, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and India. The trip to India in 1992 illustrated the problems of travel for business. Whilst I was in India for almost seven weeks, I only had two full days off. Of course, there were periods of free time of a few hours, but never enough to do more than see a little more of Delhi. I made good use of those two full days, travelling by train to Agra, with its Red Fort, Taj Mahal and nearby Fatepur Sikri on the one day and flying to Varanasi (formerly Benares) with the River Ganges on the other. There's an introduction to these early, mainly business, trips here.
After my partner, Daemon, passed away in 1999 I decided it was time I saw a little more of the world, before age, infirmity or poverty precluded such jaunts. With the limitations imposed by the earlier business trips in mind, I decided that, to give me the freedom to visit where I wanted, when I wanted, I would have to pay for my own travel. Let me say at once that I'm aware how fortunate I've been in being able to make these trips. There's an introduction to these more recent (and, I hope, continuing trips) here.
The Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet.
With the advent of inexpensive digital photography, these more recent trips have given rise to quite a number of pictures (of rather variable quality) which you can find on my 'Flickr' site. There's an index of my travel pictures on my 'Flickr' site here or, alternately, you can choose a country from the list below and jump to a list of collections of pictures for that country.
Antarctic Peninsula: here (trips in 2007 and 2016)
Australia (including Tasmania): here
Australia: (Thursday Island): here
Bali (Indonesia): here
2008 (1st trip): here
2008 (2nd trip): here
2017 (1st trip): here
2017 (2nd trip): here
Dubai (U.A.E.): here
Equador (and Galapagos): here
Falkland Islands: here
Hong Kong and Macau: here
Java (Indonesia): here
Malaysia (around KL): here
Molucca Isles (Indonesia): here
New Zealand: here
Pacific Islands: here
Papua New Guinea: here
Sarawak (Malaysia): here
South Africa: here
South Georgia: here
St. Helena/Ascension Island: here
Sulawesi (Indonesia): here
Tristan da Cunha: here
Tibet (China): here
United Kingdom: here
United States of America: here
West Papua (Indonesia):
A rather damp Jan at Victoria Falls.
[Updated 16-Jan-2017: 28-Nov-2017]