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Staying in touch

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 3 Jan 2010 | Views [1120]

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 >

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More Travel Writing

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | Views [1465]

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 >

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Colombia - the real risk

COLOMBIA | Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [3416]

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 >

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The New India

INDIA | Wednesday, 14 Mar 2007 | Views [9104] | 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 >

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Namaste – Impressions of Nepal

NEPAL | Sunday, 11 Mar 2007 | Views [3876] | 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 >

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Zanzibar

TANZANIA | Saturday, 16 Dec 2006 | Views [3688]

Zanzibar , even the name has an exotic ring to it and conjures up images of Sultans, Spices and Slaves. One of the great island ports of the mystic east, ships traded the goods of Africa, the Middle East, and India and out across the Indian Ocean to ... Read more >

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Africa by Overland Truck - Two

TANZANIA | Thursday, 7 Dec 2006 | Views [2935]

By chance I caught up with the ATC truck I’d been traveling on when I saw it stopped at lights in Dar es Salaam; I then spent a day with everyone at a beach on Zanzibar. What was surprising was the contrast to the experience I had had and the current ... Read more >

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Argentina

ARGENTINA | Wednesday, 6 Sep 2006 | Views [5612]

Unlike every other South American country I’ve seen on this trip, Argentina is a country I have visited before, on a two week holiday in which I went to Buenos Aires and Patagonia, flying around the country in order to see as much as I could in the ... Read more >

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Paraguay

PARAGUAY | Wednesday, 9 Aug 2006 | Views [4183] | Comments [2]

Paraguay has always struck me as an interesting place to travel too, partly because I’ve never met anyone else who has been here and I wondered why. All the backpacker/travelers routes in South America avoid it, a place where bad things happen perhaps? ... Read more >

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Boat Trip to the Amazon

BRAZIL | Thursday, 6 Jul 2006 | Views [9492] | Comments [1]

There is something special about reaching a place after a long boat trip, especially when it is along a river. One of the places I’ve always wanted to visit was Manaus on the Amazon, having read as a child the epic story to build an Opera House there ... Read more >

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Extortion - Andean Style

BOLIVIA | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [2139]

Having in the last year been marooned in a town in Ecuador for a week by protesters blocking the main roads and having just escaped the same thing near Cusco, I thought that the days of being held hostage by indigenous people was over, especially as ... Read more >

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Pampas tours from Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 20 Jun 2006 | Views [12258] | Comments [4]

Rurrenabaque in the North East of Bolivia has become a major backpacker’s center for organized trips into the jungle and pampas that surround the town. For many travelers a Pampas trip, along with biking the Death Road and taking a tour on the Salar ... Read more >

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Briefing for a descent into Hell

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 8 Jun 2006 | Views [3409]

Posati which at 4000 meters is the highest city/town of it's size in the world. At one time it was the richest city in the world, it's wealth built on the conical hill Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain) which dominates the town and which was mined for it's ... Read more >

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Cusco Peru - Tourist City

PERU | Monday, 22 May 2006 | Views [7192] | Comments [2]

Come to Cusco , all of tourist life is here. Having now traveled in Central and South America for seven months, this is the first town I’ve arrived in that accommodates nd welcomes every kind of tourist. Of course, most of them don t come to see ... Read more >

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