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Once upon a time in a land far far away there was a train traveller

FRANCE | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Views [1715] | Comments [2]

ok I need to work on this theme some more. The final leg of my adventure was to travel by train around a Europe.   The land of fairytales shouldn’t come as a surprise as it was here that castles surrounded by moats, churches with robed ... Read more >

South America – a truly diverse continent

PERU | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | Views [606]

I wish I could have spent more time in the countries I visited in South America and I also wish I could have made it to some others. From leaving Costa Rica I had decided to spend most of my time in Peru where I was going to explore the Amazon jungle ... Read more >

Beaches, Beers and Hammocks

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 9 Mar 2011 | Views [789]

Hank Scorpio: Uh, hi, Homer. What can I do for you?  Homer: Sir, I need to know where I can get some business hammocks.  Hank Scorpio: Hammocks? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that? Hammocks! Homer, there's four places. There's ... Read more >

I love New York and other clichés

USA | Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | Views [2045]

From the moment I landed New York was one big cliché. But while everything I saw and did felt like déjà-vu I still loved the place and I was excited about getting to the big apple. I checked the weather whilst still in Rome and noticed the daytime ... Read more >

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MOROCCO | Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | Views [781]

In Rome I commented on my outstanding language skills and now feel compelled to retract that statement. After crossing the top of Africa I landed in Casablanca airport having done little to no homework on the place.   Aside from Moroccan Arabic the next ... Read more >

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ITALY | Saturday, 12 Feb 2011 | Views [526]

A lifetime in Rome isn’t long enough as the saying goes. I have just finished a week in Rome and fell in love with the city. I said from the moment I arrived I could live in this place. The city is fantastic and it has a real individual vibe to ... Read more >

Tags: rome

Goodbye Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 6 Feb 2011 | Views [457]

  Dubai is a city that continues to grow at a ridiculous speed even when the rest of the world has taken a breath. I had 4 nights in Dubai and was stoked to hear that Trudgy who is now living in London was going to join me.   We ... Read more >

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Because it’s there...or.. Climbing to 5000 metres in a Himalayan winter.

NEPAL | Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | Views [1842] | Comments [3]

The first title is from the English explorer George Mallory in 1924 who was asked why he wanted to climb Everest.   They found Mallory’s frozen body on the mountain in 1999. I arrived in Nepal via with New Delhi almost 3 weeks ago and it has ... Read more >

Tags: everest, himalayas, kathmandu

Final installment of the Nak Muay (Fighter) series

THAILAND | Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | Views [1370] | Comments [1]

  I have finished my training with a fight last night and now will fly out to Nepal to start the next adventure- Trekking Mt Everest. I will go to around 6000 meters (just above Base Camp) which should take me a total of about 3 weeks… More on ... Read more >

Tags: muay thai

It is fun to be a little retarded

THAILAND | Tuesday, 7 Dec 2010 | Views [579] | Comments [1]

It isn't a holiday but it is fun. I have been in Thailand now for over a month and I am thoroughly enjoying myself but perhaps not in the traditional holiday sense. I dont know about you but a fun holiday for me includes a number of different ... Read more >

Tags: training

A day in the life...

THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | Views [650] | Comments [3]

I wake at 5.45am and eat a large breakfast; ceral, fruit, yoghurt and baked beans on toast before I hit the road by 6.45am. I run down via the beach and up through Nai Harn to the camp which is about 6 km's. This gets me to the gym at around 7.15am ... Read more >

Tags: muay thai, training

Photos: Thailand

THAILAND | Thursday, 25 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Getting Around

THAILAND | Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | Views [380]

I seem to be constantly on the move each day since I arrived at the beginning of November. Phuket Island is larger then I recall and a simple trip which appears only a few centimeters on the map is actually 20 kms and takes half an hour on the bike.... Read more >

Tags: muay thai

Arriving in Phuket

THAILAND | Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [502]

After a 3 hour flight from Honkers I arrived in Phuket on Friday at lunchtime. It took about 30 minutes from the airport to get to the bottom of Phuket Island, my destination and home for the next couple of months is an area of Phuket known as Rawai.... Read more >

Tags: muay thai

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