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Photos: Sudan

SUDAN | Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | Photo Gallery

A selection of pictures from my two years as a teacher in the Sudan.
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The Sudan English Teachers Scheme

SUDAN | Tuesday, 1 Mar 2011 | Views [3932] | Comments [2]

In the 1970’s and 1980’s there existed a scheme for English teachers to go out to The Sudan to teach in Higher Secondary Schools. Although thousands of young, well educated British and Irish people took part in the scheme, some of them for years, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, sudan, teaching


Africa by Overland Truck 2010

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | Views [2172]

I first did an overland truck trip in Africa four years and enjoyed the experience so on my recent trip to East Africa I decided to do another one, mainly for convenience and safety concerns but also because on a truck you get a group of readymade friends ... Read more >

Tags: africa, overland, trucks


Photos: East Africa 2010

TANZANIA | Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery


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New Website and New Trip

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 13 Aug 2010 | Views [1137]

On August 17th I’m setting out on a new trip to East Africa, which will see me clock up my 100th country. I will be keeping a blog and writing articles as and when I can which you can read on my new website at: www.grahamwilliams.net .This blog will ... Read more >


My Travel CV

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 5 Jan 2010 | Views [3600]

This CV outlines my travels experience to date and is aimed at prospective employers, to highlight my experience and knowledge and my commitment to travel and the outdoor life. Travelling mainly independently, I have now visited 98 ... Read more >


Staying in touch

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Views [1028]

About a year ago I bought a netbook, a handy sized laptop which I though would be ideal to take travelling, for connecting to the net and writing articles on. I took it on a few weekend trips but didn’t use it much and often found that the wifi zones ... Read more >

Tags: hostels, hotels, internet, laptops, netbooks, observations, wifi


Gallery: Hoi An and Hue

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Hoi An and Hue - Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | Views [2767]

This week I entered Vietnam from Southern Laos, through the small border post of Bo Y, which has only recently been opened to foreigners. My bus then headed down highway 14 towards Da Nang following the valley of the PoKo River. I had heard that Southern ... Read more >

Tags: cities, historic sights, on the road, restaurants, typhoons


Islands of the Mekong

LAOS | Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | Views [3423] | Comments [2]

Southern Laos used to be one of the backwaters of South East Asia and rarely visited by travelers. For me it was one of the few places in the region I hadn't been too but I’d seen pictures at a lecture some years ago of the rapids on the Mekong that ... Read more >

Tags: borders, islands, laos, rivers, temples, travellers places, visas, waterfalls


Gallery: Southern Laos

LAOS | Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Khao San Road - Bangkok

THAILAND | Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [6795] | Comments [5]

More pictures Many travelers have mixed feelings about Khao San Road, the travelers ‘district’ in Bangkok. Its not the real Bangkok, its tawdry and commercial and is pitched only at the Westerns who are just passing through. It’s fairly unique though, ... Read more >

Tags: cities, on the road


Gallery: Khao San Road

THAILAND | Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Back to Malaysia

MALAYSIA | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | Views [1573]

In the mid nineties I traveled all over South East Asia passing through Malaysia several times and I managed to explore most of the country including getting over to Borneo. It has always been a favorite of mine, a mix of cultures with a ... Read more >

Tags: cities, on the road


More Travel Writing

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | Views [1347]

I have created a second blog at TravellerWill which is for shorter pieces of travel writing and general thoughts. Take a look. On my forthcoming trip to South East Asia I shall be jumping between blogs, with the World Nomads blog ... Read more >

Tags: observations


Frey Bentos

URUGUAY | Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | Views [3269]

Years ago, when I was first planning my trip to South America I was looking at a map and saw that on the Argentine/Uruguay border was a small town called Frey Bentos. A name from past, when corned beef was a staple part of the British diet ... Read more >

Tags: museums


Gallery: Frey Bentos

URUGUAY | Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

Views ot the Anglo Meat Factory
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Trekking in Western Crete

GREECE | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | Views [3826]

One of my favourite places to trek in Europe is around Loutro a village/resort in district of Sfakia on Crete’s South Coast. It nestles around a small bay, the only natural harbour on the South Coast and there has been a settlement here since ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, trekking route descriptions


Gallery: Trekking in Western Crete

GREECE | Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | Photo Gallery

Some of the landmarks you'll see if you follow the trekking routes described.
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Gallery: Tunisia

TUNISIA | Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Tunisia

TUNISIA | Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | Views [2639]

Unusually for me I have just visited Tunisia on a package tour, the first bucket and spade package I’ve ever been on. Convenience and cost were a factor of course plus the fact it was a new country only 2 ½ hours flying time away; but Tunisia has been ... Read more >

Tags: arab culture, beaches, cities


Colombia - the real risk

COLOMBIA | Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [3203]

I’ve had a number of mails recently from people asking about safety in Colombia and I thought it would be useful to place things in context. The picture above is a chart in a Colombian bus station, which are displayed in all the bus stations in the country.... Read more >

Tags: Observations


When it's time to head home....

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 30 Apr 2007 | Views [2124] | Comments [1]

There comes a point in every trip when you realize that there are only a few weeks left and you have to come to terms with going home. For most of us that means reconnecting with their previous life and going back to work, the free and easy days of ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel


The New India

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | Views [8917] | Comments [3]

I’ve now been in India for almost three months. It’s always been a favourite country of mine, a place that’s always been very good for the ‘WOW’ factor, always full of surprises. Even in the centre of the cities you can see people on the ... Read more >

Tags: Observations


Namaste – Impressions of Nepal

NEPAL | Sunday, 11 Mar 2007 | Views [3654] | Comments [3]

Nepal has had rather a mixed press over the last few years; countries going through a Civil War tend not to be on the list of ‘must see’ places for most travelers. Since late 2006, the countryside has been quiet with the Maoists now in the government ... Read more >

Tags: Observations


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