The scenic short walk between Baes de Granada and Granada, Spain
25 Mar 2015

Beas de Granada to Granada: A Scenic Half Day Walk in Spain

“Where are the signs!?” we asked each other as we wandered around the ghost town of Beas de Granada. We had just arrived on the bus from Granada and hoped to walk the 16 km back into town, but we had no idea where to go – the GPS on our

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Skyline Gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand
20 Mar 2015

Queenstown: An Average Town Surrounded by Remarkable Scenery

Imagine this scenario: You stumble out of a cheap hotel room with a head full of clouds and a sharp pain in your back. You realise your kidney has been stolen and you have no recollection of where you are and how you got there. You wander the streets in

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Extreme sightseeing in Paris, France
01 Mar 2015

Two Days in Paris: Extreme Sightseeing

You might not have heard of the obscure sport of extreme sightseeing, so let me give you a brief history lesson before I dive into my story about how I spent two days in Paris, including a record day of extreme sightseeing. Klaus Klein, kicked out of the German bobsleigh team

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4 reasons to visit the Greek islands in winter - Naxos Old Town
18 Feb 2015

4 Reasons to Visit the Greek Islands in Winter

Have you thought about visiting the Greek islands in winter? If you only like swimming and partying then you probably haven’t, but if you’re a fan of unique (and almost entirely deserted) towns, awesome scenery and warmish (but perfect for walking) weather, you should probably skip the high season and

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04 Feb 2015

How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by Taxi Drivers

Sitting in the back seat of a taxi in Fez, Morocco, I knew we were about to be scammed. We had already negotiated a price, but sure enough, about 10 minutes into the ride he informed us that he was going to drop us off way outside of the medina,

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A Game of Thrones day trip to Essaouira, Morocco
28 Jan 2015

A Game of Thrones Day Trip to Essaouira, Morocco

The only people I’ve met recently who have seen Game of Thrones and don’t love it are those who have smugly read the books already, and obviously nothing can ever beat the books! I considered reading them, but my favourite part of the TV show is the fact I have

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Bran Castle in Transylvania - apparently it's Dracula's castle!
01 Nov 2014

Searching for Robert Pattinson at Bran Castle, Transylvania

Vampires used to be cool. Gary Oldman was great in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as were Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire – even old timers like Bella Lugosi portrayed the undead in a far more interesting light than we’ve seen lately. Teenage girls are to blame,

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A pop cultural tour of London - Greenwich (filming of Thor 2)
25 Oct 2014

A (Pop) Cultural Tour of London

London is huge, both in real world terms and also in the influence it has had on western pop culture. Iconic bands, literary geniuses and acclaimed actors have all called London home, as has a little bespectacled wizard called Harry Potter, but more on him later (actually, there isn’t much more

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