Category Archives: adventure

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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Burkina Faso – Through My Lens

The country that is the subject of this week’s ‘Through My Lens’ is the dusty, land locked country in West Africa Burkina Faso. I visited twice, now ten years ago. The cities/towns seemed to have fields or basically wilderness in the middle. It’s a wild sort of place, and ever so hot – most days were around the 40 degrees

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Travel Itineraries – Bolivia

It’s been a while since I did a ‘Travel Itineraries’ post, so I thought it was time I looked at some of my itineraries in various places that I’ve been again. And for no particular reason, I decided to start with Bolivia today. Bolivia is a land-locked country in South America, and one that’s mostly at altitude and has a

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Ethiopia – Through My Lens – The Simien Mountains

Howdy all. Another selection of photos for you, basically a selection of photos of my trek in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains. We began in Debark, took a minibus to Sanakabar Camp at the start of the first day, loaded up donkeys there and began the trek. We averaged around 20km a day, staying at three camps. The final day we hiked

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Sunday Spotlight – Rouen

Hello and welcome to another ‘Sunday Spotlight’! This time I go back to June this year, so not far back at all really! To France, to Normandy, to a small city with a past tied up with perhaps France’s most revered woman – Joan D’Arc. If you want to learn about Joan of Arc, well there are plenty of opportunities

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On the Shinkansen

It seems odd that I’ve never done a post specifically on the Shinkansen before. One reason is that I didn’t have ANY pictures despite having used the Shinkansen many times since first visiting Japan in 2011. So today’s Train Journeys is going to look at this Japanese marvel of modern technology getting you from A to B in the blink

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