Review – Intrepid Tour to Galapagos. Pretrip, Days One & Two

So here it is, a step by step record for anyone who might be interested of my ‘Nine Day’ Intrepid Tour to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. I’ve written about this tour before but I really wanted to get down to some details in not quite ‘diary’ style but I wanted to cover it well. …

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Post from South America to Australia

I used to love the whole postcard sending thing. It was a cheap way to send a ‘hello’ back home and let people know you’re thinking of them. You’d gone to all the trouble of selecting a postcard, buying a stamp before writing on it and posting it across the oceans. Even when email became …

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Accommodation Review – Hostal Los Uros, Puno

Puno seemed like an interesting little place, between Machu Picchu and the Bolivian border. It was just a one night stop over for me on my journey across South America. So, I wanted a cheap bed for the night. I arrived after dark and left early in the morning, so it didn’t need to be …

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City Rumble – Budapest versus Bucharest

I guess it was only natural that eventually I would pit these two Eastern European cities against each other in a ‘City Rumble’, and so today is the day! The capital of Hungary against the capital of Romania. Two cities with similar sounding names (just ask Michael Jackson who called Bucharest Budapest to his fans …

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Dhaka Daze – Study Tour of Bangladesh Part Four

The Bangladeshi capital was visited three times in our three week study tour to Bangladesh. At the start, between Bhola Island and Rajshahi, and then finally at the end too. It is one of the maddest cities on Earth, and really has to be experienced to be believed. As I mentioned I stayed at the …

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Around Melbourne – Melbourne Sealife Aquarium

In 2015 I went to the Sydney Aquarium, which wasn’t too bad all said, but earlier this year I had the chance to visit the Melbourne Aquarium and compare the two. I’ve got to say I think Melbourne has Sydney covered in this regard. The Melbourne Aquarium is pretty well located in Melbourne. There’s a …

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Accommodation Review – Hotel Jerusalen, Potosi, Bolivia

Sometimes you don’t get to stay at the place you want to. Sometimes, that turns out to be a blessing in disguise, sometimes… not so much. This was one of those times. The second one that is. Not to say that Hotel Jerusalen was a horrible hotel, it wasn’t. But neither was it amazing, or …

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