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The Time I Was in Tibet…

January 31, 2011

Don’t blink. What you’re about to see is Tibet, in full-fat Pummelvision*. Surprisingly, Tibet was one of the most calming regions I visited along The Trail, and memories of my time there are proving some of the most indelible of my life. I concede this is a big claim; and you should know, I am [...]

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The Secret Shot

November 25, 2010

Hands up if you like surprises? Hands up if you like travelling? Hands up if you’ve got three hands? I’m constantly trying to inject creativity into TrailofAnts.com. I do it because I love the genre, and while I do receive some wonderfully humbling comments about my writing, I have also accepted that if I am [...]

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Gallery: Trans-Mongolian Railway

November 17, 2010

I thought twice about showcasing today’s video montage. It features the world famous railway route, the Trans-Mongolian. Many people don’t realise, but the Trans-Siberian Railway is actually made up of a few different lines, of which the Trans-Mongolian is one. Other options include the Trans-Manchurian line, which slopes off to Beijing and the Trans-Mongolian line, [...]

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“A Monotonous and Lonely Life”

November 11, 2010

I like most places of worship. I grew up in the shadows of spires, sprinting through the graveyard’s of England’s old cathedrals and churches. Since then, I’ve found meaning when meandering through Tibetan monasteries, marvelled at mighty mosques, and the spicy smells which pervade the world’s Hindu temples will never stop inspiring me. I’ve schlepped [...]

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A Malaysian Lipsmacker

November 9, 2010

I had planned to write a long, juicy, drawn-out post about the delicious food in Malaysia, and in particular, the food in George Town, Penang. Then I suffered acute Mini Syndrome*. *Mini Syndrome is a curious affliction which happens when one drives a Mini. As a former Mini owner, I could only see Mini’s, when [...]

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Gallery: Moscow, Russia

October 25, 2010

TrailofAnts.com is well known for its letters and lines, and poetic prose, but I’m equally passionate about photography. It’s usually plays second fiddle to my writing here on the travel blog, so I felt it was time to let some of my travel photography shine. As this is the first slideshow, I thought it was [...]

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Malaysian Bacon

October 21, 2010

What’s this? Pork? Bacon? From pig? Oink, oink, grrrunt grunt. Curly tail, a bit fat, snuffle snuffle? Bit of a stumpy waddle? A quick-fire combination of my porcine charades and foolish mutterings drew me from George Town’s back streets, into the aromatic heat of my hesitant new friend’s kitchen. I could wring out a story [...]

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