Monthly Archives: February 2016

First Taste – Douala, Cameroon

I once was planning a trip to West Africa and was telling a friend about it. He told me he really wanted to go to Cameroon, which was not one of the countries I had originally considered. This was back in the early naughties. I didn’t go until my third venture to Cameroon. I’m not really sure why I decided

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Travel Bloggers – Tim Blight

Hi folks! I am starting a brand new series of blogs to grace Sundays – interviews with Travel Bloggers! I will be presenting some questions that are designed to let the bloggers write heaps about themselves, so hopefully the readers will be interested enough to go and see what they have to offer. Today I start with Tim Blight, whom you

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Travel Itineraries – Cameroon

Cameroon – I haven’t written about it in a while, so I thought I’d write a little about this beautiful West African nation over the next week or so. Nestled under Nigeria and above Gabon, it’s a very tropical country which doesn’t see many western tourists, but does have a lot to offer the visitor. Warning number one though –

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Things to see and do in… Oxford

Hello folks! Today I thought I’d share a few thoughts and pictures about Oxford. Firstly – it’s a great place to head in the summer break. It’s obviously a university town, and an historic one at that, and you’ll find people from all over the planet there. What will you find there? Pitt Rivers Museum A wonderful museum full of

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My Top Ten Countries [Part Two]

Or if you prefer, my top five as I started the top ten last week with numbers 10 to 6. You can find that post HERE. But here are, or should I say were, my top five when I listed them a couple of years back. I would (and plan to) revisit the list at some point soon. 5 –

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Seven on Sunday – Budget Airlines

Budget Airlines are an interesting kettle fish, are they not? Fifteen years ago I guess they started up, and today they are everywhere. They are great for the shortish haul flights more than anything. They can get you from A to B really cheaply – if you book on the right day, for the right day, and don’t mind delays

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World Journeys Podcast – Melbourne Travel Expo [Series 2 Episode 10]

It’s the series finale and today I head down to the Flight Centre Travel Expo in Melbourne and grab some interviews from the people at hand. Andrew chats with Natalie from Contiki, Julie from Rocky Mountaineer, Mana from the Tonga booth and Renee from Wendy Wu Tours. They talk about the amazing countries and tours on offer and talk a

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Travel Itineraries – Australia Part Two

Yes, back again on Thursday with the conclusion to my Australia itinerary. Last week I detailed what I thought would be a good east coast jaunt from Cairns down to Melbourne. Take a bus or a plane – domestic air travel is as cheap as it’s ever been in Australia right now (look to Tiger or Jetstar for the cheapest

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