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Weird Vegas – The real Las Vegas!

Las Vegas is a place like no other in the world!  When they call it sin city, they’re not kidding…. It seems to be the city where everything goes.  Whether you want to lose all your money gambling, shoot a sniper rifle, drink an 88oz daiquiri or or eat the most calorific burger in the […]

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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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Misc. Travel Articles & Tips

Surviving Long Haul Flights

As I write this I am actually on the final leg of our longest flight marathon yet…  Adelaide to London via Melbourne and Guangzhou, which due to some delays whilst waiting to land in Melbourne actually ended as a full 24 hours in the air with further transfer times of about 7 hours in between.  […]

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Destinations Holiday & Travel Show 2016

Today I returned from the Friday session of the Destinations show 2016, which started yesterday and will still be on until the end of Sunday 7th January 2016 (opening each day from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm). This was the first time that I have attended the Destinations show (or any other travel show for […]

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Europe
Germany

Culture, Conduct and Customs in Germany

Germany and its people are often very much misunderstood by people other other cultures due to a troubled past.  It is certainly clear that Germany was involved in atrocious activities in the second world war, however that entire generation is getting smaller and smaller, with the vast majority of even those having had no real […]

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See the World with Travelsphere

For many people there is the idea that if you’re not doing it alone, you’re not travelling…  I however don’t agree with this and think that no matter how you see the world, its what you see (and some times who you see it with) that matters – not how you do it.  I know […]

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Illegal Wildlife Trade

The illegal trade in wildlife and its parts is a huge problem, and one of the biggest problems with it, is that often it can be very difficult to know what you can and cannot buy legally.  The over-riding piece of advice to take away with you on holiday is that if in doubt, don’t […]

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Costa Rica
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South America

Culture, Conduct & Customs in Costa Rica

This is known as the greenest country in the world and one of the friendliest places on the earth… and they are not wrong.  In Costa Rica there is a saying which sums up their way of life…  Pura Vida – or pure life!  Live your life to the fullest – what a great national […]

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Asia
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Singapore

Culture, Conduct & Customs in Singapore

What is there to say about the customs and culture of Singapore? I was lucky to visit during its 50th anniversary so everything was really bright and there was a lot going on, however I got the feeling that this was not something unusual but part of everyday life here. Even though it is plopped […]

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Asia
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India

Delhi Belly

Now don’t get me wrong, its not a phenomenon which is unique to India and it doesn’t affect all travellers (although it does with all the ones I know) but it is just unfortunate that its got a catchy name when in India and that it does seem to be more regular there than anywhere […]

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