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Andy’s Travels – Then and Now

Travel. Backpacking. Both have changed an incredible amount in the last two decades. My first solo trip was 18 years ago now. Early February 1999 and I headed out on my first round the world adventure stopping in Thailand as my first stop. Khao San Road was far more basic compared to today. No fast food chains on the road,

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Thoughts on the Silver Mine Tour in Potosi

Potosi, Bolivia, a pleasant enough town in the centre, but the chief reason for tourists to go is to take a tour in the silver mines in the hills that surround this town. And that’s why I stopped there. Why did I want to visit a silver mine? Well, to be honest, it was something different. I’ve visited mines before,

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2016 – The Highlights

Howdy all, and Happy New Year! Yes, it’s been a whirlwind and incredibly busy time (just like all the time it seems to be honest) since I set foot back in Australia in early December. I managed one post since then and that was already written pretty much. I’ve been working as much as possible too as one tends to

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City Rumble – Vilnius versus Riga versus Tallinn

Time for three cities to step into the ring in the Baltic showdown to end all showdowns! Okay well, not quite. However, the three Baltic capitals are all cities with something special and indeed different to each other. And it’s been ages since I did a city rumble so it was well overdue! The Baltics are a great region of

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