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India

Mahabalipuram – Proceed with Caution

We went to Mahabalipuram after spending the morning with the Irula from the Madras Crocodile Bank on their snake walk.  We had hired a taxi for the day and even though we were tired and thought about just going back to the hotel he suggested we head over to Mahabalipuram.  On the one hand I […]

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Europe
UK

Fossil Hunting at Samphire Hoe

Samphire hoe is a nature reserve just west of Dover, and whilst its a lovely place to go for a walk and see adders, there’s more to it, if you head out of the western end and walk a little further along the beach.  Bring some tools with you, and have a go at fossil […]

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Australasia
Australia
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Australian Museum in Sydney

The Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the Natural History Museum London and LWL Museum fuer Naturkunde, all have one thing in common…  I have visited each to see their dinosaur exhibits, and every time they were shut for some reason (the NHM London this has happened twice in fact).  I have always wanted to see big […]

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North America
USA

East Coast USA Road Trip Days 3 & 4

On the 3rd day of our USA Road Trip we left New York nice and early so we missed the rush hour traffic, which they say is between about 6:00 am and 10:00 am (although over there pretty much any time feels like rush hour) – however 6:00 am was still fairly clear.  We headed […]

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Europe
UK

6 of London’s Most Macabre Museums & Exhibits

London is home to a plethora of different museums focusing on everything from the history of London to the history of comics, but this article is about 6 of the best museums and attractions in London which have a darker subject matter. 1 – Grant Zoological Museum Rockefeller Building, University College London, 21 University Street, London […]

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Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels, Making the Most of them

Whilst staying in Ho Chi Minh City we did 2 tours with Tiger Tours, and both were absolutely amazing, and I want to start by saying what an amazing company they are!  We actually had 3 tours booked with them (food, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta), but sadly my wife became very ill and […]

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Nicaragua
South America
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5 Things to do in Granada

Granada in Nicaragua is a very beautiful city with a rich colonial heritage which you can still see absolutely everywhere.  There is no hiding from its Spanish past, even if just by looking at the architecture. 1 – Cruise the Islets of Granada This is a collection of islands which the rich and famous of […]

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