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INDIA - The Land of Dreams and Romance

I had the good fortune to return to India the land of my birth in 1997 and with subsequent journeys I found sufficient material to write my first book India: the Peacock’s Call.  When that was favourably received I was urged to write another India: The Tiger’s Roar and then another India: The Elephant’s Blessing and so the trilogy of my Indian returns and travels developed. 

This was swiftly followed by Quicklook at India which was commissioned specifically to help business people, diplomats and serious travellers who require researching India rapidly to give them an appreciation and respect for this ancient land.

Annual return to India

Now I return annually and garner information about which I then write and of course photograph.  India will always have a fascination for people from both the West and the East and as it is a home from home to me I am happy to try and help them appreciate this great land and her peoples.

I am the Special Correspondent for IndiaGBNews.com published by Polaris Media, and continue to give my services as Travel Editor for India Link International magazine and guest blog for a number of different travel websites.  In addition I maintain my own blog on this website. My online photographic albums have sometimes hundreds of photographs on a place or event that can help the viewer to really understand and want to visit India to have a similar experience; and indeed to some other beautiful countries.

I remain committed to the conservation of India's wonderful wildlife, and try to help and support worthwhile charities that help disadvantaged children…I am a firm believer in the great Gandhiji’s saying

If we all do a little then together we will achieve a great deal….

View Alines photos albums

World Travel Market 2017
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Aline and Graham Dobbie attended first two days of WTM 2017 in London. This great travel mart is responsible for approximately £3 billion worth of business and is attended by upwards of 53,000 people from 180 countries with 3000 Press.

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Athens: The Antiquity of Ancient Greece
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Athens, it entered my ‘ken’ of course when I was a child learning about Ancient Greece, and even before that when I read avidly about the mythical Greek Gods and Goddesses and kings and warriors…

Thessaloniki: The Glorious Heart of Northern Greece
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Thessaloniki: a name that conjured up an exotic ancient place that was in my imagination for years. Thessaloniki is Greece’s second city with all its antiquity now a beating heart of culture, cuisine and heritage with the diversity of people that have come through millennia.

Ios a magical island
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Magical little island in The Cyclades supposed burial place of the great Homer  the greatest epic poet of all time.