Category: Travel Lifestyle

Wales

‘Welcome to Wales Mr. President’

Dear Mr. President, Welcome to my Country, Welcome to Wales, Croeso i Cymru. You may remember me; I was in New York in August 2008, approximately five months before you first became elected. I was in full support of you, what you stood for, your political party and purchased a t-shirt to show my alliance….



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Anywhere In The World – ‘Follow Your Heart’

Writing is an art and like most arts, the more you practice, the better you get. However, for art to exist you need inspiration and the core of inspiration lies within your heart. When you become inspired, it’s because something is appealing to your heart, your heart knows no boundaries and therefore inspiration runs like…



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Gili Trawangan – ‘People Not Places’

I seen it in the little girls eyes when she was trying to sell me chewing gums in Siem Reap in Cambodia; I seen it in the eyes of the lady who lived on a floating island on Lake Titicaca in Peru; I seen it this morning in the eyes of the local Indonesian woman…



Andrew Cotton – ‘Biggest Wave Ever Ridden’

Riding a surfboard down a eighty foot wave at a speed of over fourty mph is not for the faint hearted. One mistake and it could all be over, it’s a risky business. High adrenaline sports are for those who are not willing to live within the limit; they are for those who put their…



Europe – ‘6 Weeks, 11 Countries, 1 Van’

After being away for ten weeks, I had four days at home before heading off again. Four days was just enough time (it was actually too short) for a catch up with my family, few beers with the old man, bit of banter with my mates and a pair of clean boxers. It was then…



Cambodia – ‘The Real Road Trip’

I’m currently sitting on a ten seat mini bus van, it is full of backpackers, the air conditioning is terrible and for that reason I feel awfully sticky. I’ve just left the Thailand – Cambodia border, crossed ‘Friendship Bridge’ and I’m on my way to Siem Reep, and it will take four hours. I left…



Phuket – ‘Why Travel?’ (or F**k It Why Not Travel?)

You could write a whole book in answering the question about why you travel. There’s no right or wrong answer and I’m sure different people travel for different reasons. When you’re backpacking and constantly meeting new faces, the topic of conversation usually focuses on travel. People are eager to tell you about where they’ve been,…



Koh Tao – ‘Backpacker Thoughts From A Hammock’

Lying in a hammock, thinking about everything but really nothing at all… Society pushes this ideology that you need to get educated (in a formalised institution that’s been teaching more or less the same s**t for years), get a career (and don’t you ever think of leaving or changing it!), a house (that will be…



Leaving Home – ‘Stella Fella!’

Every backpacking trip starts the same way; a five hour National Express bus from Port Talbot to Terminal 4, Heathrow. Sometimes I’ve had company, sometimes I’m on my own….this time, January 2014 it was just me, my backpack and a cold Stella. Many would see this first leg of the journey as a drag, all…