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Posts about a life time’s international travel

Abuja Pottery

I have just come across this photograph that I took in December 1965 as I was driving round Nigeria in an old and indestructible Peugeot and passed through Abuja.   This was long before I thought that I’d have a

Posted in Ceramics, Nigeria

A flight to Nigeria. (1965)

On September 29th, 1965 I flew to Nigeria for three months. I was the most fortunate recipient of a Nuffield Foundation Travelling Scholarship in Tropical Medicine and was embarking on one of the most formative experiences of my life. I

Posted in Nigeria, Travel

Another ‘Queen Mary’ anecdote. (1955)

I was a curious and observant young man with a lot of spare time on my several Atlantic crossings. Of course I wanted to explore the whole ship, but class distinction was very strict indeed for, as I mentioned, if

Posted in Travel

Travelling on RMS “Queen Mary” (1955)

When I was a schoolboy I used to travel to the USA to visit the rest of my family for the summer holidays. The only way to go was by sea and however grand or lowly you were, we were

Posted in Travel