It leaves a lasting impression when you first visit a place and fall instantly in love with it. It has that little something that makes you open your eyes just a little wider. It’s the kind of realisation that makes you acutely aware that forever more you will shamelessly talk to your friends and family … Continue reading A Trek to Nepal
In the grand scheme of things, I’m pretty conservative in the decisions I make. I worry about the consequences of actions and look into things far more than any normal person might do. Some say this is good to do whilst travelling. Watching out for dangers and hazards can only prove to be positive, right? In the general sense this … Continue reading The risks of Nepalese paragliding
I was talking to a work colleague the other week and posed him the question: do you prefer to organise your own travel plans or go on a tour? On the surface it seems like a fairly straight forward question, with little brain power required for a response. But the more I thought about it, … Continue reading To tour or not to tour?
Being scammed or robbed is just another part of the travel experience, happy to rear its head any place, any time. If you are switched on, it shouldn’t be a problem. In fact it can be kind of amusing trying to pick whether you are being scammed or if someone is genuinely trying to help … Continue reading Spotting the scam
Looking at the glutton of travel information available in magazines, blogs and via travel operators, making a list of favourite things is fairly common place. Personally, I have written articles and posts about many different aspects. I’ve talked about trains, I’ve talked about food. Hell, I’ve even talked about diarrhoea. But I have never drawn up a list. … Continue reading Where to have a beer in Asia
Wild animals are attractions the world over. People specifically visit countries just to catch a glimpse of them in their natural habitat. With long lens cameras, they dream of that special close up they can stick in a frame and hang on the wall, happy in the knowledge they were there to witness nature in … Continue reading Rhinos and tigers and crocs, oh my
I love my sport, just ask my long suffering partner. I don’t know how many hours I've spent absorbed in any sport found on a television screen. It doesn’t matter whether its tennis, rugby, soccer or basketball. I’ve even been busted watching lawn bowls from time to time. Knowing the rules or liking the sport aren’t prerequisites either; … Continue reading Game On
Travelling on foreign roads has its quirks that make for interesting experiences. Whether it’s because you are on the ‘wrong side’ of the road, on a scooter or because the rules are a bit different, travelling down the highway overseas is never a straight forward event. The application of road rules is what scares people. … Continue reading Ruling the Road