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Sep 28, 2020

Vintage Sleeping Bags and Dodging Flatulence on Mount Toubkal

The Thomas Cook debacle… I do like a good trek up a high mountain so where better than the highest mountain in North Africa?  At […]

Sep 23, 2018

North Korea 70th Anniversary Military Parade and Mass Games

70th Anniversary National Day celebrations Sunday 9th September 2018. The 70th Anniversary of the country’s founding. There was rumour of a Military Parade. “To be […]

Sep 19, 2018


Initial reactions after announcing my intention to visit North Korea When I told friends and family I was going to North Korea their initial reactions […]

Jun 4, 2018

Shaking a leg at the Great Pyramids of Egypt

Meet ‘shake a leg’ Sonia… ‘I need you to shake a leg guys’ was Sonia’s mantra as she took us back in time to the […]

Apr 3, 2018

Walking on another planet in the Danakil Depression

Danakil Depression – One of the hottest and driest places on Earth The Danakil Depression is one of the remotest and hostile places on Earth […]

Aug 28, 2017

Ireland…they don’t call it the Emerald Isle for nothing!

The weather and deaths The weather and deaths. Topics the Irish love to talk about. In Ireland the locals tune into the radio station at 9am, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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