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Hitchhiking in Thailand – don’t be afraid!

This cool guy took me to Um Phang Wildlife Sanctuary. Hitchhiking has been around for quite some time now. It basically involves standing at the side of the road trying to flag down a car to give you a ride to or towards your destination, usually for free. If you’ve ever seen...

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Fun and Games on the road

A spontaneous game of Dama Quite a crowd started to gather around the table. Men of course – We were sitting in a café in Morocco where the sight of a woman would cause quite a stir. My opponent looked flustered as people hailed his next move and what should have been...

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Peculiarities of the Thai variety…

Every country has its signature trend- something that is synonymous with that country and immediately you set sight on it you can pinpoint where that person is from.  Sometimes even down to a town or city.  Think baseball caps; sandals with white socks; towels on sunbed; endlessly photographing the most mundane of...

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Sunday morning in October

I’m gazing out of the window upon the tree that I’ve known since I was a child. Red, yellow and green are its colours. Beautiful autumn leaves, swaying in a gentle breeze. October is here and the birds are migrating South to the warmer weather, flying in formation and singing their song...

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Backpacking alone – my thoughts as a solo traveller

I hear questions all the time about backpacking alone. Is it safe? Don’t you get bored on your own? Don’t you get lonely? How do you meet people? The types of people who ask these questions are usually people who struggle to be outgoing without the comfort of their friends. I used...

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Deep thoughts uncovered

Location… I´m sitting here in a small home office just off the beach in Miami Platja, Spain; It´s thundering and lightening outside; the internet has cut off; I´m tired; I´m drinking rum and coke; drum and bass is playing loud; I´ve just consumed a whole chocolate bunny proving I still have a...