May 31, 2019

I have just returned from the Philippines which turned out to be one of the most awe inspiring trips in up to 8 years. I have travelled far and wide to 6 continents and 70 countries so it's getting a little harder these days to impress upon me and top previous adventur...

April 8, 2019

Peru is perhaps the favourite South American country among most travellers I speak to. When I consider all the destinations within it and reflect, I can see wholeheartedly see just why. Aside from the fact it possesses Machu Picchu and a whole host of Inca sites, there...

March 25, 2019

In the centre of South America lies a country that gets slightly less attention than it's more glamorous neighbours, but Bolivia has a huge amount to offer travellers. I've visited twice and had my fair share of epic adventures, including some fairly testing times too....

March 18, 2019

A journey along the length of Chile takes you through a mind blowing variation of climates and ecosystems. I am fortunate enough to have done it twice in both directions. For the purpose of this blog I will review the magnificent journey through this long and narrow co...

March 11, 2019

Argentina really does make for massively varied travel destination. The world's 8th largest country has over 1 million square miles of expanse to explore, from the subtropical north to the mountainous and cold southern tip. My travels in began at the Brazil border with...

March 3, 2019

As I gazed down from the Sugar Loaf mountain across the whole of Rio de Janeiro at sunset, I just knew I'd witnessed one of the planet's all time urban vistas. It brought a tear to my eye as the mists below me cleared and then gradually twilight gave way to nightfall....

February 25, 2019

Visiting Cambodia is something I tell people is an absolute 'must do' experience in your life time. In fact, it was so good, I did it twice! Sampling the magical Angkor temples is a life changing event. Angkor Wat itself is the world's largest religious building, a mix...

February 17, 2019

My fascination with Vietnam goes back decades, to when I was a young geography and history student, studying the wars of Indo China. I write this blog with a sense of excitement and an appreciation of what this small but powerful country has achieved during the last ce...

February 10, 2019

Heading to Laos is not something most people 'choose' to do for a trip. Let's be honest, most people go there because they are passing through from Thailand on their way towards Vietnam or vice versa. Nonetheless, I defy anyone to miss Laos out because it has a unique...

February 3, 2019

I first visited Thailand way back in 1995, when travelling wasn't the booming and trendy industry that it's now become. Thailand was still fairly off limits to most people other than a newly flourishing backpacker crowd. However, since the mid 1990s, this beautiful cou...

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