Category Archives: travel

City Rumble – Bishkek versus Tashkent

You know I concentrate the bulk of my city rumbles on well-known places, but I thought it was time to write a bit more about Central Asia so I hit upon the plan to pit the capital of Kyrgyzstan against the capital of its neighbour, Uzbekistan. Bishkek is the pleasant, leafy capital of Kyrgyzstan, a country that when you type

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On the Buses – Ecuador and Peru

If you’re heading to South America for any length of time, you’re going to be spending time on buses. Unless you fly everywhere I guess, but one thing is for sure – it’s not a continent widely connected by rail. Which is certainly disappointing for any rail buffs out there. Like myself. I did get a couple of tourist trains

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Accommodation Review – Hotel La Dolce Vita, Sucre, Bolivia

Well. The name says it all, doesn’t it? Sucre is a delightful city in South-Central Bolivia which is definitely worth a short stop if you’re there. It can be reached in a couple of hours from Potosi by share taxi which was great as at the time I was well and truly sick of the ol’ bus travel by this

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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. So. The tour I took

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