Monthly archives: January, 2014

La Paz – ‘Death Road’

Your heart rate is raised and your mouth feels a little dry probably because of the spike of adrenaline in your system. Your head feels secure but warm in a full face helmet and mentally you’re fully engaged on the road ahead. Fluttering, your eyes scan the surface of the road and the distance between…



Fiji Time – ‘Bula’

Tropical islands so small that you can roam around their shoreline within forty minutes; friendly people with huge smiles; hammocks hanging in the shade; sleepy beach huts situated so close to the sea that the sound of waves sends you to sleep at night and awakes you in the morning; minute fishing boats; Bounty rum;…



Machu Picchu – ‘The Special One’

France has the Eiffel Tower, Italy the Leaning Tower of Pisa, India the Taj Mahal, Australia the Barrier Reef and Peru has Machu Picchu. When you travel, people are always prone to ask you where your favourite place is. It is a difficult question to answer because I’m fond of different places for different reasons;…



Vang Vieng – ‘Angels & Devils’

If I was asked to summarise Vang Vieng after my time there in 2011, I would simply state that it is a place of two extremes. It has its angelic side featuring calmness, culture and an abundance of natural brilliance within its landscape. Yet, it also has a darker devilish side promoting hedonistic partying on…



Maya Bay – ‘The Beach’

As the wooden boat gradually turns into the opening of the secluded bay you can sense the feeling of anticipation amongst the group. The sun has completed its daily show in this part of the world and for that reason the heat is less intense. The gentle breeze from the moving boat quickly dries my…