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Back at Home

It has been more than a month since I arrived home now. A lot of travelers I have met talk about the dread of going home and the post-trip blues. I cannot relate to either of these as being home … Continue reading

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Monty’s First UK Outing

Well, I’m finally home! After more than a year and a half away, travelling overland to Asia and back again with Monty (my bike), Arron and Jessica (his bike), it feels strange to be in somewhere so familiar.  Cycling the … Continue reading

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A Charmed Life

What a wonderfully​ charmed life I live! I sat on a tree trunk with knees bent like those pictures of woodland fairies on toadstools. It had fallen to the ground years ago and was now covered in a sprinkling of … Continue reading

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A New Horizon

Karakol is a small town in the east of Kyrgyzstan, most famous for the largest saline lake in the world after the Caspian Sea, Lake Issyk-Kul. However, it was not the lake that drew us to Karakol, but the mountains, … Continue reading

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Feeding the Rat

“the need to get out, to test yourself, to flush out the system, and, above all, to have some fun…” So Al Alvarez writes in his book “Feeding the Rat” about climber and adventurer Mo Antoine. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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A Waking City

I arrived in Bangkok this morning. To be precise I arrived in Bangkok at 5.45am this morning. I was not dropped in the bus station, but in the middle of a random street in a random part of the city. … Continue reading

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Chiang Khong

I spent my first evening back in Thailand in Chiang Khong, a small border town on Mekong river. It felt amazing to be back in a country in which I felt so at home. I stayed in a small hotel … Continue reading

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