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El Mezquita de Cordoba

After the scandal caused by my celery post (no, dont worry, it wasn’t visible to most) I have decided today to return to safer ground. A visit to a new city is always fascinating for me and so a trip to … Continue reading

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Pizzo

Not pizza, that’s something completely different, although originating from the same country. Pizzo, in Italian, means something like “a birds beak.” A birds beak is something that dips in and out of many things.  It also means paying a tax … Continue reading

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My five favourite passport stamps.

I recently had to renew one of my passports and when it came back, with its top right corner permanently amputated, I had a sad flick through it, but started to smile almost straight away as memories of previous trips … Continue reading

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One day …

One day, this beaten down strip of sand will eventually be a proper runway. When that day comes, my journey home will be less than 40 hours. Currently, if I fly from the temporary airstrip a few km’s from here … Continue reading

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Will I ever learn?

In the nicest possible sense, I’ve been around a bit. I’ve travelled far more than I ever dreamed would have been possible as a young kid and I’ve seen some incredible things over the years. One thing that I really … Continue reading

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Why do I travel?

Recently I was part of an article in the New York Times (Oohhh get me), the premise being, why do people continue to travel given all the current disturbances and upheavals in the world? The link to the article is … Continue reading

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OH YES!!

Fistpumps and dance round the kitchen. One down, one more to go. Getting excited now, although still worried about my visa for China. No sight nor sound of my second passport coming back from UK yet, just less than three … Continue reading

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Known Unto God

A cold, damp, drizzly day in December is a good time to visit Ypres. As a former soldier, I´ve experienced loss, and understand casualty figures. Time spent in Ypres though, with its seemingly infinite collection of final resting places, is … Continue reading

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Uzhgorod, Ukraine In Happier Times

It was only a short hop to the closest city to Europe, so I did it. A reservation was made at the Old Continent Hotel in Uzhgorod, and there I was. First impressions were of a quiet backwater, more European … Continue reading

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Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

  I’d seen it on National Geographic documentaries and was always blown away by it, so was excited to have the chance to visit the Wieliczka salt mine. I’d read up on Tripadvisor, the verdict seemed to be “worth the … Continue reading

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