Older People Can Backpack Too!

It seems to be a given that the travelling community is made up of wide-eyed twentysomethings…

The £800 mistake

As I write this today (30 April 2015), it is exactly a year since I ventured…

The Other Dead Sea

The Aral Sea shoreline. It’s pretty cold; I’m even wearing socks. The sky above, coupled with…

The F*cket List, or Places To Die Before I Go

Everyone has a ‘Bucket List’, a tick-off sheet which itemises all the things you’d like to…

Timor-Leste: Occupation and Independence

Many years ago, when the Internet was in its infancy in terms of general use, I…

Fear of Failure

Every so often, I have a ‘wobble’, usually caused by nothing more than a word, a…

Cambodia: The Killing Fields

This is a direct copy of the entry that I made on my travels at the…