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May 1, 2017

10 unusual items I bet you would never think to take travelling!

Over the years either through my own experiences or fellow traveller tips I now have some very strange items in my backpack!  I use them all […]

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Mar 31, 2017

Living off falafel and making hummus in Jerusalem

After saying a fond farewell to our Tel Aviv Airbnb host Val and his K9 co-host Masha, we boarded the train to Jerusalem. I knew […]

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Mar 28, 2017

Israeli breakfasts and flavoured teas in Tel Aviv

The lovely Val and his cute dog Masha were our Airbnb hosts in the seaside city of Tel Aviv. Val was a very interesting guy […]

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Mar 25, 2017

Wigs, masks and leis at the Rio Sambadrome

With our Sambadrome tickets purchased over ten months in advance Matt and I were getting excited. Rio was approaching and Carnaval preparations had already started in […]

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Mar 16, 2017

The Street Art and Uber Taxis in Olinda, Brazil

There is colour everywhere you look in Olinda. Even more colour was being added to the streets in preparation for Carnaval celebrations and parades. The […]

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Mar 14, 2017

The bizarre world on top of Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima is possibly one of the most extraordinary hiking adventures I have been lucky enough to experience. It is one of the oldest mountain […]

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Mar 13, 2017

Piranha fishing and sunsets in the Orinoco Delta

Having paid the bribe to the security official at Caracas airport who saw our daypacks bulging with illegally obtained bank notes we caught our flight […]

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Mar 12, 2017

Bulging day packs and bank notes gone mad in Venezuela!

Imagine having to carry a backpack full of bank notes just to pay for your meal? This is how it is in Venezuela today and […]

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Jan 24, 2017

Lost cities, jungle, quaint towns and beaches…Colombia has it all!

As soon as I mentioned that my next travel destination would be Colombia the reaction immediately was “why?” and “it’s so dangerous…you must be mad!” […]

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Dec 27, 2016

Memories of a detour through Pakistan

As a traveller I have a bucket list of countries that I really want to visit and Pakistan had not even reached my radar. Pakistan? […]

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