Monthly Archives: June 2015

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Despite what some might think, the title of this post was not created by me randomly wandering around my keyboard. It’s actually a real place in Britain. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village on the island of Anglesey in Northwest Wales. … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Lure of Venice

There’s something about Venice I just can’t get enough of. It keeps pulling me back. Sometimes literally, sometimes through my blog posts. Some people describe Venice as smelly and overcrowded, but I frankly don’t get it. Surely, the same can … Continue reading

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The Pyramids of Giza

“There they are!” We’d been making our way through rush hour traffic on the outskirts of Cairo, when Rich spotted a colossal shape looming over the buildings and trees (yes, trees) to our right. Almost five years later, I still … Continue reading

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The Hills of Valparaiso, Chile – UNESCO City of Colour and Steps

In the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries, Valparaiso was the most important port on the Pacific coast of South America. However, the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, changed all that. As Valparaiso’s commercial significance faded, its economy … Continue reading

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Pachacámac & Pantanos de Villa, Peru: Archaeological Marvel & Wildlife Refuge

On our second day in Lima, our guides Vanessa and Marek introduced us to two completely contrasting sites, within a stone’s throw of each other, on the south side of the city. After battling through Lima’s early morning traffic, we … Continue reading

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Iceland In The Off-Season

If you’re exclusively a sit by the pool of an all-inclusive resort in the sun sort of person, then Iceland probably isn’t for you. However, if you love the great outdoors and a bit of adventure then you should definitely … Continue reading

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Aconcagua, Roof of the Americas

In August 2007, I saw Denali (aka Mount McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. In March of this year, I topped that (pun intended!) when I laid eyes on Aconcagua. Standing a mighty 22,837 feet (6961 metres) tall, Aconcagua … Continue reading

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