Childhood Memories, Roller Coasters & Melbourne’s Luna Park

A new day, a new week. I’m going to try and publish an Australia-based post each week. And today I am taking you to a place from my childhood – Melbourne’s Luna Park. It’s an amusement park in the area of St Kilda, almost on the beach in one of the most popular parts of …

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Little Places – Kampot, Cambodia

Hi all. 'Little Places' today is taking me back to the year 2000. It was November-December and I was on my second ever solo backpacking trip, and first stop was South East Asia. Cambodia was the country to be explored, and I had met up with three random travellers who had connected on the Lonely …

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Little Places – Ouahigouyah

Border town. (well, actually still a wee bit from the border) Dry. Dusty. Hot. The last town in Burkina Faso before I moved on to Mali over ten years ago now. I don’t remember much, perhaps because there wasn’t much to remember, but I do remember that the streets were wide, and I didn’t see …

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Pensive in Peshawar

Have you ever been to a place and you never quite felt settled? I’m talking in travelling terms here – where you spent your few days there somewhat unsure about the place and the people you met? And the experiences you had? Well, that was how I felt in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Now …

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A Morning on the Ganges in Varanasi

It was very early in the morning, well before six o’clock. A guesthouse by the Ganges, no sign of the sun. I knew I’d have to get up early, which meant naturally that I couldn’t sleep when I needed to because of the thought of waking up. Still, the alarm went off at not much …

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A Day in Croatia

Let me tell you about a day I had back in 2004. I had been in Montenegro for the best part of the week on the cost in Budva, and visited Kotor from there, and let me tell you, it’s so beautiful and a wonderful place to go and I had a brilliant time. 30 …

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