Me, on the rooftop of a temple in Penang, Malaysia.

I'm glad you dropped by. Pull up a chair; fetch a cup of tea or a beer; make yourself at home. You'll find pages about my travelling, with photos of course; some of my writing and my thoughts about it; a bit about me; and links to my blog and email. If you want to buy books, you'll find the links here. That should be enough to fill your time while your tea gets cold.

The site has had a recent face-lift, tidying up this front page (which was too cluttered) and moving all the links to the books to a separate page. If I've alarmed frequent visitors, I apologise.

I've also updated some of the other pages - there are plenty of photographs and an extract from the new book about Cuba on the travel writing page (follow the Writing Pages link).

I try to update the blog a couple of times a week (there's a link on the sidebar), if you want my recent ramblings. And do drop by and 'like' me on Facebook, maybe join in a chat or two. Or occasionally you can find me twittering.

Please - if you have thoughts about the site, ideas for other things you'd like me to include, do let me know. You can send me a message via the 'contact me' page.