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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Much Better Adventures

October 15, 2013
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This isn’t a sponsored post or an advert, but it is about a travel company. One I’m pretty impressed with and I wanted to share. Much Better Adventures found me on Twitter, while I was asking about where to find a good chalet for this season’s ski trip. Kudos for that kind of proactive marketing, […]

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Hilly Barcelona – seeing the city from up high

March 8, 2013
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As any runner preparing for Barcelona’s up-coming marathon will tell you, Barcelona is not a flat city! The Catalan capital is anything but and several hilly areas spring up around the city, not to mention the slope all the way from the beach to Tibidabo in the north. While the hills may be a nightmare […]

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Salkantay: the alternative Inca Trail

February 27, 2013
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When I travelled to South America, visiting Machu Picchu was a ‘must’ on my list, but I didn’t want to have to book months in advance for the Inca Trail itself. I’d heard great things about the alternatives from other travellers, so was pretty pleased to turn up in Cuzco and book the 5 day […]

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Time flies: Machu Picchu

June 6, 2012
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In the Time Flies series, I look back at whatever I was doing a year ago. There’s nothing wrong with reminiscing in my humble opinion and if you’re at home rather than actually adventuring, then done well, it allows your imagination to carry you elsewhere for a few minutes. In this post, I’m revisiting one […]

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