Author Archives: AndysWorldJourneys

A Visit to Terelj, Mongolia

Mongolia. Before going I had visions of well, steppe steppe and more steppe. Basically a flat, featureless country that was wild and yet exciting and fascinating at the same time. But that’s not the total sum of Mongolia – of course it was never going to be. From deserts to villages, the amazing Ulaan Baatar and its monuments to Genghis

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Sunday Spotlight – Arequipa (Peru)

You might say that Arequipa is the perfect subject for ‘Sunday Spotlight’. It’s a pretty little town, not a big city, and it’s not the most well-known destination in South America, but it’s a rewarding place to stop. I thought it was a very worthwhile stop in Peru, much more pleasant than Lima, and although Cusco is probably more interesting,

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Salar de Uyuni – Through My Lens

Howdy all, another photographic post for you this Wednesday. Today I return to Bolivia and the amazing Salar de Uyuni and surrounds where I did a three-day tour last November. From salt flats, to salty trains, to flamingos and more, it’s one of the world’s most amazing destinations without a single doubt! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by – May the

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A Day on the Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne is regarded as a pretty big city when it comes to terms of physical size, from west to east. The truth is that parts of what are considered ‘Melbourne’ could easily be considered separate towns in their own rights. In fact, it’s really not clear what is technically ‘Melbourne’ and what isn’t! At some point down the Mornington Peninsula,

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Sunday Spotlight – Irkutsk

Today’s Sunday Spotlight is shone at the adorable city of Irkutsk, in Siberia, Russia, not too far from the beautiful Lake Baikal – the world’s biggest inland lake. On the train heading to Irkutsk from Ulaan Baatar I was chatting with several people, including one guy who reckoned that Irkutsk was one of the least impressive cities he’d visited. So

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