Featured in an Airline Magazine!

Hey, this is pretty cool y’all. Sorry, I will never use that expression again, I feel bad now… So anyways! What the heck am I talking about? Okay, so ages ago now my good friend, compatriot and fellow travel blogger Tim Blight (of urbanduniya.com) asked me if I’d like to contribute to the magazine of …

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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 …

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Ebooks, Regrets and Not Enough Time!

Hi folks. I thought I’d just do a quick blog today as time is precious and reflect on my ebooks. For those who don’t know, In 2011-2012 I started work on getting some of my writing published – self-published as ebooks. They began with a book I’d started years earlier called ‘Dhaka to Dakar’ about …

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Travel and Hospitals – Delhi and Quetta

Last week I told the not quite romantic story of my brief journey to a hospital in Bangladesh. Today I move a little westward as my 2004 journey from Dhaka to Europe took me to hospitals in both India and Pakistan. Delhi belly. If you don’t get in whilst in India you’ve been very lucky, …

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Sunday Spotlight – Cape Coast, Ghana

Foto Friday featured a shot from Elmina, a small fishing town on the coast of Ghana. When I visited Elmina I did it in an afternoon from the bigger Cape Coast, a short tro-tro ride away. Tro-tros are the local transport, like a mini-van in some ways, packed to the hilt, not very comfortable but …

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My Travel Blogging Experience – Part One

Howdy folks, it’s been a while since I wrote a reflective piece, so I thought I’d actually reflect a little on the process of travel blogging and my experiences over the years with it. The experience has certainly changed a lot. For those who don’t know my history, I began travel blogging back in 2006 …

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A Day on a Lake – Part One

Inle Lake, Myanmar, is one of the country’s busiest tourist spots. People can take a room on or around the lake at several hundred dollars a night, but the backpackers and tourists with more limited funds will head for Nyaungshwe and get a room there. There’s a river that connects Inle Lake to Nyaungshwe and …

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Trip of a Lifetime – The Czech Republic & Norway

Crikey, it’s been MONTHS since I posted on the story of my first ever solo backpacker adventure. Readers may (or may not) recall that I had almost got to the end of my time in Europe, which had seen me through Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Sweden, Denmark yada yada yada. When last I left …

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