The World in Ivan's travelogue



An overview and introduction to my travels including world maps, extent of my travels and list of trips and holidays.


 The extent of my travels

Hello again, I assume you have read the overview. On this page I want to give you an insight into the extent of my travels in the context of the whole of the world.


Despite all of the improvements in mobility and ease of travel, the world we live in is still a huge place. Travel for pleasure used to be the preserve of the rich and famous. However, with continual reduction in the cost of flights to the far flung paces of the world, it has become ever more accessible. Add to that the impact of television, travel, wildlife, documentaries, and dramas that bounce around the World as if catching a bus. In fact there was recently a programme on the BBC called Planet Earth Live which made a point of jumping around the world, in different time zones, to show us wildlife, night and day, all by the wonders of satellite technology.



Below is my travel timeline

It starts when I was just a small boy, holidaying with my parents.

On to my "Travelling" or "The Grand Tour"

Then onto holidays with my family.

I may include the odd significant event to give the timeline some context

It can be found in the blue background area below.


Removed. To be reformed elsewhere.





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News Flash

Repairs following hosting move


Spending some time this May repairing links and photos damaged in the move to the new website host. Particularly the articles transferred form the previous travelogue to this, the current Travel website. 

Change of host Sept 2023


Change of host Sept 2023


In the begining of August 2023 I transfered my sites, including this one from 123-reg to IONOS. It was meant to be a simple task. However, that was to to be the case. The reason for the move was primarily the hugh increase in price that 123-reg was applying regarding email boxes. Previously, the upto 500 of the boxes were included in the various hosting packages I had. Now they were going to charge for each mailbox based on size, and as far as I could make out, this was going to cost me nearly £2,000. This was not acceptable, and I did not get satisfactory answers from support. So I turned off all the auto renews and stated to move sites and domains accross to IONOS.

Travel data problems


Travel data problems

This is where it starts to get a little technical.

The site is built on a content management system, CMS, using Joomla. Joomla is moving forward and version 3.10.?? is being discontinued. Future developments are for version 4.??

Similarly, PHP 7 is being replaced with PHP 8.

Part of the migration is relatively simple, I have already changed to a new template which works on the new platforms.

However, some of the helper applications, which work within Joomla are not yet ready.

Fabrik is one of those applications, if fact a significant 'Joomla Custom Website Application Builder'.

Refresh 2021


Site refresh Easter 2021

I decided to give the site a bit of a refresh over Easter 2021 and install a new template and some additional functions. One of the things I didn't like about the old site was the delay in text appearing which probably meant some people left before the content appeared. This has been disabled now.