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Travel! ...And other narcotics

Travel is, in so many ways, a powerful drug. This resemblance is one that I’ve always considered, and the analogy seems to hold true with respect to most of travel’s traits, except perhaps for the fact that you can’t physically sniff travel through a crisp fifty after crushing it with ...
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On safari: East African delights

I’ve had the privilege of growing up in East Africa, complete with the staple diet of safaris, beaches, poor roads and corruption. So having been to most national parks and game reserves in Kenya, we ...
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  • Sunday November 24, 2013

Experience: volunteering in scenic Gorna

This summer we spent two weeks volunteering in Gorna, as part of a trip with Imperial College Aid to the Balkans (ICAB). Gorna is a small, picturesque town in northern Bulgaria with just over 30,000 ...
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  • Friday November 1, 2013

Hangzhou: a forgotten pearl from heaven

Hangzhou Hangzhou is the capital city of and largest city in the Zhejiang Province, Eastern China, with 3.56 million people living in its six urban core districts. Lying on the Hangzhou ...
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  • Friday October 11, 2013

Some guys just can’t handle La Paz

Bolivia isn’t exactly a fresh addition to the Latin American gringo trail – it features heavily in countless itineraries (indeed, I even ran into an old Felix editor whilst there) ...
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  • Friday October 4, 2013

To the far West and beyond

When listening to those words in the title immediately we all think of deserted cities with one main road, as these places were presented in the Western movies. This might ...
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  • Friday June 14, 2013

Making a splash in Mexico

Mexico receives such bad press these days that it is hard to believe it has a safe and beautiful peninsula kicking out into the Caribbean Sea. There are white beaches, ...
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  • Thursday May 9, 2013

Dream a little Greek dream

With summer vacations just a stone’s throw away, it seemed ideal for me to think about possible summer destinations. The first thing that crosses all our minds when thinking about ...
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