Confessions of a Travel Blogger

I am not a travel blogger. Now, that might sound like a strange thing to say, given that you’re reading a blog on the website of someone who travels around the world, and whose blog entries mostly concern either locations or aspects of travel. However, I’ve been musing over the …

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Older People Can Backpack Too!

It seems to be a given that the travelling community is made up of wide-eyed twentysomethings who want to travel the world, taking advice from low thirty-somethings who used to be wide-eyed twentysomethings who achieved their dream. A combination of articles like Twenty Things To Do In Your Twenties, and …

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“Liebster Award” Chain-Slam Thingy

Right. For those of you who haven’t come across it (I hadn’t!), the “Liebster Award” is one of those questionnaire-type things that you fill in and redistribute. Back in the 90s I had a rather large number of pen-pals, and while by far the most common similar concept was the …

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The £800 mistake

As I write this today (30 April 2015), it is exactly a year since I ventured out into the world to start my year-long career break and go travelling. As it turns out, my initial hopes and desires weren’t to be fully realised, but it’s certainly not something I regret …

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