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MY NEW PROJECT FOR 2018

I find nothing but displeasure in repetitive bullshit. After some introspection, I believe it is founded on fear. I feel consternation at the idea of waking one day to find myself an old man...

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SOME TRUTHS ABOUT PARIS

How does one answer the most common travel question: “Where is your favourite place?”. I assume the person expects a tantalising answer that will fill them with wanderlust. Perhaps a locale accessible only by...

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MY FAVOURITE TRAVEL SCAMS

When I was a child, my mother tricked me by saying “If you tell the truth, I wont get angry”. I believed her of course, and learned a valuable lesson about trust. Despite my...

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COMPUTER SECURITY FOR TRAVELLERS

Like a lot of people I travel with some of my tech gear. My notebook, phone, camera, and an external hard drive are essential parts of my travel as without them, this blog doesn’t...

BATH – MY FAVOURITE PLACE IN ENGLAND

England is in a class of its own in terms of great town names. I can imagine meeting someone in a hostel and telling them I’m from Boggy Bottom. Nether Wallop would be met...

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24 HOURS IN HAMBURG

“We should do something this weekend.” The statement hung in the air for a moment. It was nine o’clock on Saturday morning and we were eating breakfast. “Tomorrow we could go to the beach, though...

2017 ROUND UP

What a year!! 2017 will go down as one of the best years of my life. I’m not saying that because I’m getting older and I feel like I have to convince myself that...

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THE RULES TO BATDOWN

As children in New Zealand we played Batdown throughout summer. As is usually the case with backyard games, people have their own variations on the rules, so there was always a lot of arguing....

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THE BERLIN CHRISTMAS MARKET GLÜHWEIN CRAWL

As a Kiwi, Christmas means hot days at the beach swimming and surfing, and long afternoon BBQs. It means blooming pohutukawa trees and screaming seagulls, greasy sunscreen and crusty salt from the sea. Christmas...

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GILI TRAWANGAN

I’m on board a ferry to Gili Trawangan listening to the crew leader explain the details of the fast boat. I always try to pay attention to the safety briefings. Partly from a suffocating...