Europe

One Blind Summit. After. Another.

March 31, 2011

Tapping these keys conjures up a mental image of a heavy-footed walker, shlepping his way through the misty English wilderness. One blind summit, after, another. You might wonder how I nailed such a mighty image, so early on in my opening paragraph. It’s because I’ve deleted more words than you will ever read in your [...]

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Where’s Your Paradise?

January 17, 2011

Paradise. It’s 2011, and with travel being so inexpensive, most of us have found paradise already, right? Its streaks of blue and white; sandy in all the right places and desperately empty. Its daubs of warm and balmy; soft on your ears, yet tangy on the tastebuds Walk with me, traveller. Pad slowly through paradise [...]

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Travel Shooter

August 24, 2010

I had a whole post, buffed and polished for today. It’s full of good advice and hearty opinion, which will help us all look after ourselves while on the road. I made a coffee, swilled it around my mouth, then gargled a little bit before delving around a few travel blogs. A rush of blood [...]

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Fans of the Sport

July 8, 2010

The World Cup is one of the world’s best parties. It helps if your home nation is represented on the pitch, and it’s better if they’re good. I had planned to make it to South Africa 2010 but as tricks turned out, I didn’t. Instead, here’s a quick story from four years ago, when I [...]

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England: Til I Die

September 23, 2009

Why do we travel? Do we travel so we can accrue experiences to take back to our homeland, or maybe we prefer to see if foreign folk find us as funny and charming as our compatriots? Perhaps it’s both, however one thing is true of my own travel experiences; you can take the boy out [...]

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Elland House, Glinton Road

September 1, 2009

The grey, veinlike road would have been perfectly straight, if it weren’t for a curious kink. Although it was a fantastic kink; it reminded me very much of a giant’s finger knuckle; especially as it doubled as a rare and joyous bump in the road.

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