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…

Why I kicked off my sandals in West Africa!

As you may have no doubt noticed by now, I have a slight ‘quirk’ – my…

Why I don’t want to holiday in Australia again!

First, let me get something out of the way. I love Australia, I really do. Obviously,…

How not to cross the border between Benin and Togo

Barefoot and bagless, lost at an international border with just my passport and some money; I…

What to expect on buses in West Africa

Have you ever been tied up? Seriously. Have you ever had your partner tie you, with…

Burkina Faso – in, around, and out

I’ve just spent about six days in Burkina Faso, and I thought it might be useful…

Visit to Pere Lachaise (2014-11-16)

Although the breeze was light, and the rain had stopped before sunrise, I was glad of…

Day 23 – Are we there yet?

Friday 19 September 2014 Oh my absolute … today is best represented in a timeline. Be…

Song Kol

Song-Kol Lake, complete with stony beach. Yes I did throw stones into it, because I’m a…

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…

Groups in Hostels

Hostels can be really great for meeting people, especially when you’re travelling alone. Mostly you’d come…