Roger Thompson

Spanish Costa de la Luz. Huelva. Jerez. Seville.

On its 70th anniversary, I visited the grave and beach where the body of Major W Martin came ashore at Huelva, Costa de la Luz. This event inspired the war time film, 'The Man That Never Was'! Read the guide

Ypres Salient 1914/18 - making an emotional discovery

Last May I made a journey through France and Belgium following the First World War 'Poppy Trail'. Then, with the help of a tour guide, I made an emotional discovery Read the guide

Manhattan: my "novel" trip

I set my novel in 1950s Manhattan and did all of my research using the internet. Read about my visit to New York checking my settings and facts. Did I get it all right? Read the guide

Remarkable Sarajevo. Recovery after the war

Reflections of a retired Englishman on his experiences during an impetuous visit to Bosnia and the people's recovery after the nineties war Read the guide