Monthly Archives: March 2011

18 To the Heart of Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is one of my favourite countries in the world, and in Algarve the weather’s amazing, the food is better and the people are some of the friendliest I’ve had the chance to intrude upon. And that’s the precise thing I love about Portugal: I didn’t feel like I was intruding. I didn’t feel like […]

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6 A Chamonix Summer in Short (and in shorts)

My comrades and I were approximately halfway through a hastily-planned road trip to celebrate the end of University and having sampled the best that northern Italy had to offer, we had been drawn towards the highest peak in western Europe*, with Chamonix in summer (mont-blanc) seeming like the logical base to explore the Mont Blanc […]

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10 5 Days in the City of Johannesburg

Much of my (limited) knowledge of South Africa and the city of Johannesburg stemmed from what I had read or seen on screen. As a student of English Literature the likes of J.M Coetzee feature highly on my reading lists and even from a school I remember studying obligatory post-apartheid literature – notably a moving […]

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12 A Natural Wonder: the Fjords in Bergen, Norway

Without a doubt the fjords in Bergen are one of the most attractive natural wonders of the world, and are easily accessible from this quaint town in southwest Norway. Just a 1 hour flight from Copenhaguen, Bergen is that picture perfect Scandinavian town you have seen in travel magazines and brochures: small two-story houses surround […]

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7 Photo of The Week: Lifeguard Tower

After a relaxing day at world famous surf break Snapper Rocks I took ths picture of the sun setting behind a lifeguard tower in Coolangatta, Australia. About 15 minutes before we had enjoyed a show put on by a couple of humpback whales (you can see a picture from a distance here) that were jumping […]

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5 What is Malta Like? A Treasure in the Mediterranean

I was imagining what is Malta like as my flight was descending into this Mediterranean archipelago that lies directly in line with the toe of Italy’s boot, and I felt hopeful. I had long suspected that the Mediterranean was vastly overrated and underrated in equal measures. Overrated as a summer destination; underrated as a winter […]

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14 5 Steps to Finding the Right Travel Deal

Do you want to ensure you get the best travel deal, from cheap car hire to the lowest price accommodation and flights? Many things can be done to save money during the planning stage, but if you follow these simple travel tips you will certainly be on the right track. Plan your holiday down to […]

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26 Riding Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Northern Thailand offers a plethora of travel adventures to travelers, but riding elephants in Chiang Mai is certainly amont the most enjoyable and interesting experiences you can be part of and certainly one of my favorite. It had actually been a dream of Liza for many years, and shortly after arriving to Bangkok we made […]

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