Main Street, Jamestown, St Helena capital city of the British Overseas Territory in the south Atlantic on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory-300-11 Jamestown

Postcard from Jamestown, St Helena

This was the high street of the capital city, Jamestown, St Helena and although both sides of the street were lined with vehicles, there were at most fifteen people, strolling leisurely in various directions. His matter of fact tone of voice and the almost absurd nature of his statement brought a broad smile to my face. Jamestown, the capital city …

Napoleon in St Helena; Conquering Memory at the Musée de l’Armée Les Invalides in Paris, France on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Musee-3497

Last days of Boney; Napoleon in St Helena

Stuck for something to do on a rainy day in Paris? The Musée de l’Armée Les Invalides may have the answer; Napoleon in St Helena. Conquering Memory. A fascinating exhibition detailing the last days of Napoleon, while in exile on remote St Helena. In fact, for those that have run out of museums to visit in London, it’s even a …

My Top Travel Experiences of 2014

As the year comes to an end, it’s traditional to review the year, and share the best moments. I’ve often been accused of being premature (don’t ask), so it’s possibly appropriate that I jump the gun, and recall a few memories which made 2014 an especially good year. This may be a risky strategy, the year still has some legs in it, …

Jonathon the giant tortoise, famous resident at Plantation House on the South Atlantic island of St Helena on Mallory on Travel adventure, adventure travel, photography Iain Mallory-300-31 jonathan_tortoise

Jonathan the Giant Tortoise, St Helena’s celebrity Resident

The most famous resident of St Helena steadily crawled over, posed dutifully, then probably weary of travelling paparazzi, disdainfully returned to his dinner. Gary Arndt, and I had been given a private audience with the planet’s oldest known living land animal, leaving me a little star struck. Jonathan hasn’t let his celebrity status go to his head however, and his …