Year: 2016

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Europe
Germany

Cologne Christmas Markets – Guide with Map

If you want magic at Christmas, few nations do this better than the Germans, and when it comes to the beautiful and lively Christmas markets cologne has some real crackers to offer.  These markets host millions of visitors (both local and even international) every year…. There are even plenty of coach tours from the UK […]

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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

Are “Unaccredited” Zoos Worth Visiting?

In this age we know that animals all have very different and specific needs if they are kept in captivity, and many people question whether or not we actually still need zoos and aquariums…  The short answer to this, from my point of view is that there are many zoos around the world which carry […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Visit the Magnificent Turtle Island (Sellingan)

Turtle Island is an amazing place to visit, and I would recommend that anyone who goes to Borneo should make a trip to Sellingan (or Turtle Island as it’s affectionately known) top priority! We were a little concerned about the accommodation after reading a few reviews… However even though the rooms are a little basic […]

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Asia
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Malaysia

Best Places to see Orangutans in Borneo

Borneo has a number of iconic species, including the pygmy elephant, proboscis monkey and of course the incredible old man of the forest, or orangutan as you and I know them as.  During my trip to Borneo I was lucky enough to see all 3 of these in the wild, however the focus of this […]

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Culture & Tips
Destinations
Europe
Iceland
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Culture, Conduct & Customs in Iceland

Iceland is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries in the world, where a trip out of the city can feel like your car turned in to a rocket transporting you to another world.  The geology of Iceland has shaped it in to something I have never seen anywhere else, and can’t wait […]

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Europe
UK

Thames Path Challenge – Getting Through It

The Thames Path Challenge can be done in various stages ranging from 25 km through to 100 km, via a 50 km length… and it is probably the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life.  I wanted to push myself and set myself a challenge…  What I got was certainly nothing less […]

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Europe
UK

Thames Path Training Log

It is now one more week until I will be embarking on my 100 km sponsored walk, taking part in the Thames Path Challenge – in fact as I write this (11:00 am), by this time next week I should be about coming to the end, or already making my way back home…  That’s IF […]

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Europe
UK

London Film & Comic Con

Until this morning I was a comic convention virgin, however a few weeks ago I stumbled across the London Film and Comic Convention which kicked off today.  I have always wanted to see what all the fuss is about and what made my mind up instantly was that Mads Mikkelsen (of the Hannibal TV show) […]

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Asia
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Vietnam

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Please keep in mind how much money Vietnam has at its disposal, to invest in to tourism and animals in particular when you look around Saigon Zoo (it is important to keep everything in perespective)… Enclosures & Animals However even considering this, Saigon is a great zoo with just a couple of enclosures where any […]

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Accessories
Kit Reviews
Tech

iPad Keyboard

This post is being written on my iPad air 2, whilst I am precisely 34,003 feet above Canada travelling with a ground speed of 537 miles per hour… Whilst there is a fair bit to watch on this Delta flight to Atlanta, I don’t like to get stuck watching movies for 8 hours straight. It […]

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