Tag Archives: wanderlust

  1. Mischievous Kid (first post – revisited)


    Tuesday 16 February, 2016 by Uncle Spike

    To commemorate the 500,000, here’s a look at my very first post 🙂 In the early 1970′s, we were whisked …
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  2. Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright…


    Tuesday 22 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another “Tunes I Love” Groningen, The Netherlands… that’s where my love of Tangerine Dream started, back in the …
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  3. Indian Trains – Sleepies and Scoffing


    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In the first post Indian Trains –Timetables & Travellers, we came across the timetables, the tickets, the noise, the people …
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  4. Indian Trains –Timetables & Travellers


    Saturday 16 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There is something about the railways that is an absolute must when travelling in India. Criss-crossing almost the entire sub-continent, …
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  5. Should We Dare To Dream?


    Sunday 13 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This is a brief departure from my usual collection of short stories from life, I’ll admit. But it does reveal …
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  6. A Bit Of Dutch Hospitality


    Tuesday 08 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Sometime around 10pm on a dark rainy autumn evening in 1987, I arrived in the small town of Hoofddorp, just …
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  7. Me And My Two Wheeled Taxicab


    Tuesday 17 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Who says taxis should have 4 wheels? Mine didn’t… New Zealand; that beautiful collection of islands of the southern hemisphere, …
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  8. My 1987 Greek Island Adventure


    Saturday 31 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Twenty-five or so years ago I was ‘on the road’. Now that narrative could be applied to several lifestyle alternatives; …
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  9. Midnight: Elephant Meets Accountant


    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    The beautiful Serengeti in north Tanzania, is for me, one of the most mind-blowing places on earth. The diversity and …
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  10. Gracias! ~ Thanks! ~ Asante!


    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    ** 2000 Hits ** So not such a huge number for many blogs… But a milestone for Uncle Spike. Many …
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  11. A Guide To Tactical Hitchhiking


    Tuesday 20 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Wanderlust was my watchword, and very much part and parcel of who I was in the mid-late 1980’s. As do …
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  12. Milestone ~ Spike Didn’t Just Spike!


    Sunday 18 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Well, well… who would have guessed? Two months ago I started this blog in earnest, and today I am pretty …
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  13. Dodecanese Days


    Tuesday 13 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Currently exploring a few of the Greek Dodecanese islands, and seem to be accumulating more blog story fodder along the …
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  14. The Gambling Man


    Friday 02 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    During my years in that wasteland otherwise known as an extended adolescence, I was known on occasion to partake in …
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  15. Education, or Travel?


    Monday 15 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Myself, I am pretty much uneducated, well, in the traditional sense that is, having opted out of schooling at the …
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  16. The Arrival, Indian Style


    Saturday 13 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever been to India? Well, for me, the Indian Subcontinent holds a very special place in my heart for a …
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  17. The Wild Rover


    Wednesday 03 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There comes a time in every parent’s life, when it’s time to say to your kids “Why do you have …
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  18. Farming & Guns in the West Bank


    Friday 21 June, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    This takes me back to 1988, a time when I was, hmm, shall we say, bumming around the world, seeking …
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