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I had chosen the two day ride up-river for three reasons: It was cheap; its slow boat smacked of relaxation; and it would take me directly to Thailand.
“Along The Mekong From Luang Prabang To Huay Xai”
Lady Luck was with me for my final few days in Vietnam. The rain held off, I met some great people and my dhow was accidentally four star.
“Accidental Luxury In Halong Bay, Vietnam”
Searching for the next shining Bhudda in Wat Pho was like panning for gold. I knew there would be another but I had to work to find it.
“An Introduction To Thailand”
On August 24th 79AD Vesuvius erupted. Pompeii, which by then had been an established town for well over 600 years, bore the full force of not lava, but pyroclastic flows.
“Perfectly Preserved Pompeii, Italy”
Some places have to be seen to be believed. During my second month in South America I drove south from La Paz towards the town of Uyuni in southern Bolivia: A base for the world’s largest, and highest salt lake.
“The White World Of Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats”
In a world where few corners remain unexplored, it’s easy to become cynical about well-trodden paths.
“Following In Inca Footsteps At Machu Picchu, Peru”
“Of all losses, time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.” (Henry VIII of England) Continue reading
“Walking Through 500 Years At Hampton Court Palace”
This week, UNESCO added 24 new sites to its ever-growing list of places worth protecting on this planet. The UK’s notable offering was the Forth Bridge in Scotland, a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, which I was lucky enough to see first hand last summer.
“My Twenty Favourite UNESCO Sites Around The World”
We think of deserts as vast expanses of nothingness. No life, no growth and certainly no visible signs of the moments in between.
“Life And Death In The Peruvian Desert”
My very first postcode is, somewhat ironically, one of the few places in the world that I can’t remember.
“The City Of Westminster In London”