Granada

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It’s a long way from Valencia to Granada – a bit over¬†five hours on the countryside route I followed. Beautiful views everywhere,¬†fairly easy driving, a delicious lunch at a small restaurant half way, and I got to the hotel in …

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Valencian Street Art

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Tarragona and Valencia, ancient and modern

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Tarragona I scooted down the coast from Figueres in the rental car, past Barcelona, and on towards Tarragona. Described in the books as an old city, full of Roman ruins, it seemed like a good place to go after the …

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A European interval – Barcelona and beyond

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My first trip to the United States had come to an unexpectedly premature end (for reasons discussed elsewhere), so I was left with a summer interval, and no plans. I could have tried to find some work, but that idea …

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In a change to the published schedule…

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Ok, so I’ll start off by apologising for the woeful rate of updates. I’m currently six months behind realtime with my posts, and some people apparently have no idea where I am. Florida. There you go. I had another three …

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Chicago

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The Transport For the American part of my travels, I wanted to travel in a typically American style. Many people suggested that a Harley-Davidson motorbike would be a great idea, but to be quite honest that would not be my …

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The Land of Fire and Ice

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Iceland was the first stop on my second big excursion. Located almost on the direct route from the UK to Canada, and being somewhere I’d always wanted to visit, it would have seemed rude not to stop by. So, after …

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The Next Step…

I arrived back in the UK in June 2013, and immediately started planning the next phase of my travels. During the first trip, I’d planned to go to the Middle East next, which changed to North Africa, and then South …

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Indonesia – Diving and dragons

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After the Rinjani Trek, some relaxation was definitely called for, and Gili Trawangan (Gili T) provided that in spades. An island with no motorised transport, where the sole activities available were drinking, eating and diving – well, I’m sure there …

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Asia – Things I’ll miss, and things I won’t

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I thought I’d do a quick post on the things I loved, and the things I hated while travelling – and while titled with Asia, this does cover Aus/NZ too. I will miss Cute Kids There’s something unique about Asian …

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