A Guide to East London Markets

One of the cheapest (could be free) and nicest things to do on a weekend in London is to visit one of its many markets. Whether you're a local looking for some decent sausages, a bunch of flowers and a new spot to meet friends or a tourist looking to see what London is really … Continue reading A Guide to East London Markets

Walking The Line of Piracy

The imaginary line which divides our planet in half is between our two poles, is approximately 40,075km long (some 78% of which is ocean), passes through 11 countries and is represented as 0°0'N. Facts galore. But is visiting the equator fun? Yes... yes it is! Ecuador is one of the 11 countries which straddles the … Continue reading Walking The Line of Piracy

You’re a Wizard, Harry

Since it was World Book Day it struck me as a perfect opportunity to tell you about the time I visited Harry Potter World! The one in London that is... If you're from across the pond you might want to check out 9 ¾ Things To Do in Harry Potter World Orlando. Anyone who knows me … Continue reading You’re a Wizard, Harry

The Mission – Paraguay’s Jesuit Ruins

Paraguay is a country often skipped off a South American adventure. People go to Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina but always skip tiny Paraguay. I nearly did the same thing but since I had a short period of time to get from La Paz in Bolivia down to Sao Paolo for a flight, I decided to … Continue reading The Mission – Paraguay’s Jesuit Ruins

Five Fabulous Things To Do in Fes

Fès or Fez is the second largest city in Morocco and was the capital city from the 13th/14th century until 1912 when Rabat took over the title. I've put together a list of 5 things that make Fes fabulous (and better than Marrakesh) in my opinion. For more ideas, and more of the useful but boring … Continue reading Five Fabulous Things To Do in Fes

Quilotoa Crater – A Wobbly Walk

One of the most beautiful places I visited in Ecuador was Quilotoa. A tiny village with a small population consisting mainly of farmers and a few people working in tourism. Quilotoa has a few B&B's and a few little shops flogging alpaca gear but that's about it! Incredibly cold (at least it was in June … Continue reading Quilotoa Crater – A Wobbly Walk

Into the Sahara on a Camel

An Appraisal of Auberge Les Roches and its Camel Excursion I arrived in Morocco with one main plan. To visit the Sahara Desert. This is the largest desert in the world (covering around 3.5million square miles) and is arguably the most famous. The Sahara has held a fascination for me for around 10 years so … Continue reading Into the Sahara on a Camel

Getting Wet in Baños – The Adventure Capital of Ecuador

Everyone who visits Baños seems to be a serious adrenaline junkie - and they love it! You couldn't really call me an adrenaline junkie… I mean, I like outdoorsy stuff - I love skiing and horseriding and I did once try out the Olympic Bob Sleigh run at Salt Lake City! BUT, I do not … Continue reading Getting Wet in Baños – The Adventure Capital of Ecuador

Mesmerising Mindo: 5 Top Things To Do

Mindo is one of those places that hardly anyone seems to visit. Ecuador already seems to suffer from tourists skipping it and travelling directly between Columbia and Peru but those that do make it to Ecuador can’t seem to be bothered to visit teeny tiny little Mindo. But, whilst the other tourists are out chasing … Continue reading Mesmerising Mindo: 5 Top Things To Do

Where I’ve Been…

A list of places in the world that I have visited thus far (discounting places I visited as a small child but have no memory of e.g. Australia). Hopefully this list will grow rapidly in the coming months with plans for this year including travelling around North West Africa, Israel and Palestine. Please leave any … Continue reading Where I’ve Been…