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

#3 Guest:Travelling with In-Laws – Problems Faced

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Last year I bravely took my parents and their friends to India, it is always hard planning travel for other folk.  Read the latest blog from Guest blogger Andrew, about the fun and games he had travelling with his Russian in-laws.  Many a comedian has written, performed and been admired for the quality of their mother-in-law jokes. Very much a genre of joke from a bygone age now, but for me the comedian … Continue reading

My Tips on Booking Hotels

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For years my parents have been nagging me to take them to India, well this year, is the year their dream comes true – gulp!!!!! The way I travel and the way my parents travel are at very different ends of the spectrum. I usually jump on a plane with a rough itinerary, wander completely off the beaten track and stay in the 1st cheap, clean and cheerful hotel I … Continue reading

Drugs are good!!!

Before you go check if you need any vaccinations.  Unfortunately some countries health standards are lower than your body may be use to and there are lots of evil diseases out there, so it is important to consider getting immunisations before your trip to protect yourself from the likes of hepatitis, malaria, yellow fever etc. This web site is helpful in determining what vaccinations you need and provides great advice … Continue reading

What to Pack

What to pack depends on the type of trip.  You may need to take special equipment and the type of clothes is dependent on climate.  Nepal will be warm when I go, I may do some small treks, so my plan is to pack as lightly as possible.  I have started planning on what I’m taking, so any missing items I can purchase before I leave.  I will update this list … Continue reading