Archive of: 2016

  • A Christmas Letter, 2016

    Published by: Valery Collins
    Categories: Tour Manager Tales
  • Tartu, the University Town of Estonia

  • Minato, a Tokyo Time Capsule

  • A Personal City Guide - in Your Pocket

    Published by: Valery Collins
    Categories: GPSMyCity Guided Articles
  • At Peace in a Park in Hiroshima

  • Miyajima Island – Molluscs and Momiji Manju

  • Matsumoto - A Taste of Traditional Japan

  • Corfu - A Tale of Two Fortresses

  • Vlora on the Albanian Riviera

  • Gjirokaster, the Silver City of Albania

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Author, Valery Collins

About the Author - Valery Collins
London, England

I have been addicted to travel since I was three years old and escaped from the confines of the family home and set off for Windsor – on foot. After qualifying as a solicitor I took a gap year and worked as a tour leader on a freelance basis. That was 20 years ago and I am still working as a tour leader. Over the years I have ridden camels, horses and an ostrich, walked and skied in mountains and followed the Inca trail and climbed towers and temples. I write honest reviews of my travels in the hope it will inspire others to follow in my footsteps.

Valery on the Zugspitzplatt above Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria

While travelling I have always kept a diary and that was the basis of my first book about my experiences. Then I discovered blogging which is a great outlet for both my writing and my photography.

Recently I became a regular contributor to GPSMyCity and my city guides have been converted to Guided Travel Articles

Valery Collins