On The Way to Santiago – What I Packed!!!

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The road to Santiago was a challenging trip for me, as it is the first time in a long, long time, to be exact, over 10 years, since I had to carry everything I needed myself. Over the years I have been very spoilt, especially in Nepal, where porters are by the by, and I have only had to carry the bare minimum. I was therefore quite concerned whether I … Continue reading

On My Way to Santiago – Paris Part 1

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This year I decided to walk a section of the Camino de Santiago for my holidays.  For those who have never heard of it, most people haven’t when I tell them, the Camino de Santiago is a number of ancient pilgrimage routes across Europe that lead to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. So, I’m on my way to Santiago, my journey beginning at Charles du Galles airport in Paris. However, … Continue reading

Itchy feet: The Curse of the Wanderer

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Itchy feet: the curse of the wanderer and only one known cure, getting back on the road. Last year I had a very quiet year on the travel front, so by December I was feeling very restless.  Two days before Christmas my wanderlust got the better of me and taking all leave of my senses, I booked a flight.  It was only a short trip; first surprising my folks in the UK for Christmas; … Continue reading

A Flying Visit to Salt Spring Island

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I have some old friends living on Salt Spring Island, which before going there I knew was somewhere near Vancouver. Therefore being in the ‘neighbourhood’ I just had to say hello, so I drop them an email to say I’m coming to visit.  Then I look at the Lonely Planet, hmmmm it’s actually part of the Gulf Islands and there is a huge stretch of water between Vancouver and Saltspring … Continue reading

#6 Sydneysider – Splashing around on Middle Harbour

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Beep, beep, beep, at 7am I managed to drag my arse out of bed and after quickly getting ready, I leg it and make my bus just on time.  A typical work day? NO – IT’S SATURDAY!!!!! I decided to give up the comforts of my bed to spend a morning on beautiful Sydney harbour. My friend and I decided to do a kayaking tour to see the harbour and all its delights up close. We joined 15 other folks … Continue reading