Three Years and Counting

June 30, 2010

Like old-aged pensioners huddled around a domino table, we travellers are not adverse to measuring our lives in days. Indeed, today marks the 1098th day — or three year anniversary — since I strapped on my seatbelt and took off from London Heathrow.

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Colour Vision: 663366

June 29, 2010

This week’s Colour Vision feature took me back to China, a country that I immersed myself in for two months (three, if you consider Tibet). Was it the colour of a political movement? Was it the colour of emotion? Find out as I unlock the regal tone of 663366.

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Win! With World Nomads Travel Insurance

June 25, 2010

Can travel insurance be cool? No. Travel insurance is, by its very design, one of the more resented aspects of travel. We complain about buying it, and when it expires, we complain that we did. But there’s one travel insurance company which has drawn a line in the sand, embraced the travel community and celebrated […]

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Colour Vision: 9999FF

June 23, 2010

Continuing the weekly feature of colour vision, a piece of creative writing which explores the emotions and recollections embodied within a randomly selected colour

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World Cup of Tourism 2010

June 21, 2010

Every four years the World Cup brushes aside the world headlines. Oil spills become washed onto the sidelines. Elections become booed off the pitch. And wars are waged over just 90 minutes. As travellers, the World Cup reaps more reward than any other world event. It dazzles the world media, producing some of the most […]

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Colour Vision: 33CCFF

June 16, 2010

The following block is a test base for a new feature idea. I’d like to relate the joy of colour to the art of travel. As a writer, colour is a powerful tool. As a traveller, colour is a loyal friend. Each week I’ll scoop a new colour out of the colour wheel, and scrape […]

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Free for All?

June 4, 2010

I was shuffling through central Wellington yesterday when I came across a concept-store called FREE STORE. If the words FREE and STORE have got you giddy, and you want to rush off without reading the rest of my post; you’ll find it at 38 Ghuznee Street. Be quick. It closes its doors in two days.

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