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Doing the Laos Loop Without Planning It First

September 14, 2014
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We were fresh from the tranquil surroundings of Si Phan Don and the 4000 Islands. Our first days in Laos were peaceful and incredibly relaxing. But things were set to change quite drastically. I don’t know where we first heard about ‘The Loop’ but it sounded fun and we decided we’d do a little bit of it, in […]

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Doing the Lambeth (North) Walk!

August 15, 2014
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The South Bank has come up in the world. But once you’re past Waterloo, it’s not trendy any more. You end up in Lambeth North, in an area that hardly seems to know what it’s called and that shades imperceptibly into Kennington and Vauxhall. Not, you might think, an interesting place? Think again. There are some fascinating […]

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It’s Getting Hot… London’s Lustful Side

June 30, 2014
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Summer is finally here and with the more relaxed ambience this brings let’s celebrate a bit of London lust. Take a closer look at some of London’s statues and you may find they’re not as strait-laced as you might think. My first stop is going to be that buxom wench, the Venus of Broadgate – […]

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First Tracks Ski Experience, La Plagne

January 21, 2014
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I never get the post holiday blues quite as much as when I’ve been skiing. It’s so invigorating, so otherworldly… and absolutely impossible to even vaguely recreate back here in the UK. But let me share something of a secret with you — the undoubted highlight of my group’s trip to La Plagne in the […]

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What To See & Do in Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2013
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In what will probably be the longest day of our lives, we arrived into Santiago de Chile four hours before we left Auckland. Go figure. Despite the dizzying confusion of the International Date Line to contend with, as soon as we walked out of departures, people were benevolently pointing us towards the awaiting Centropuerto bus […]

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Eight Things to Do in London in the Autumn

October 17, 2013
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London in the autumn can be grim; grey sky, grey puddles, rain that never stops. But when the sun comes out, the rain-spattered streets are paved with gold, just as Dick Whittington saw them, and the trees are aflame with russet and orange. I actually love autumn – it’s my favourite season here in the […]

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5 Tips for Enjoying Florence on a Budget

July 17, 2013
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Ah, fabulous Florence – easily one of the most artistically inspiring and pretty cities in Europe. But cheap? No. While you might manage to get a cheap flight over there on one of the budget airlines, Tuscany is one of the most visited places in Italy – and seeing all that world-famous art doesn’t come […]

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