The Independent Adviser

Travel

Persia

Some of you may remember our previous travel blogs… ‘Inspirational Iran’, ‘Surprising Romania’ and ‘Romania to Slovak Paradise’… well, here’s another covering Iran, Armenia, Georgia and Greek Macedonia (much of the old Persian Empire): The ancient Silk Road trade route linked Europe with China and India through Persia via Byzantium...

Romania to Slovak Paradise

Some of you may remember our ‘Surprising Romania’ blog about this time last year.  Well last month, ‘Fitness on the Park’ (a North Adelaide Gym for experienced bodies) took a group of 20 intrepid bushwalkers on a hiking tour of Romania and via Krakow to Slovakia.  It was a great...

Surprising Romania

When I can prise my wife away from our dear grandchildren and ensure our dogs will be cared for, we’re keen travelers. The latest of these escapades included ten days exploring Romania and it was so surprisingly good that I wanted to share it with you. Romania is a latin...

Inspirational Iran

I’ve been an enthusiastic traveller for many years, improving my grasp of history after schooling mainly in maths, the sciences and languages.  Despite concern on the faces of many friends due to regional conflict, I recently spent a wonderful 3 weeks experiencing Iran and its people with their quiet dignity...