These blog posts are direct copies of the diary entries I used to make when on holiday – way back before we used (or even knew of) the internet.
Nothing has been changed or missed out as I have transcribed them – the diary/blogs are exactly as they were written. Well, when I say ‘exactly’, I mean, other than some small word exchanges to make reading clearer, some clarifications (in brackets) and a unification of how times are addressed (24 hr).
I have also taken advantage of modern blog writing techniques (such as adding URLs from time to time) to embellish the reader’s understanding and interest. I listed the blogs numerically so that they can be followed easily. I have also made footnotes here and there to reflect on the 26 years that have passed.
I have at least two other journeys to record after this one (this first series of blogs concerns a trip to Saint Tropez in 1993, with my children and first wife Sue). I’m still sorting out old papers we’ve found recently, so there may be more.
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli