Is Colombia safe

When we announced to our family and friends that we were moving to Colombia for a new job posting, almost everybody´s reaction was: “Isn’t it dangerous?”, or “Be careful you don´t get kidnapped”. I can see why people say these things. Colombia is officially still a conflict zone and has been so for the almost Read More →

gana clothes packing

Since publishing my ultimate Ghana travel guide, I have received quite a few questions about what kind of clothes to pack for a visit to this tropically corner of West Africa. Having lived in Ghana for over a year, I developed a pretty good idea about what type of things would be useful and not so useful Read More →

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Having lived in Ghana for just over a year, and having arrived without really knowing exactly what to expect, I thought I’d write this Ghana travel guide to give you some realistic and up-to-date information about travel logistics, as well as information about what to do and where to go should you be considering visiting this tropical Read More →

the salisbury london historic pub crawl

The mission:  When the good people at GPSmyCity.com asked me to review their London walking tours app, it gave me the perfect excuse to visit my former colleagues during my spring break in the UK. The app covers a wide range of different walking tours. For example we could have chosen Shakespeare’s London, Bridges of London, Buckingham Palace Read More →

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Have you ever grown tired of bog-standard leggings and wished you could design your own? Then look no further because the new clothing brand Pins to Kill offers a wide range of custom-made leggings that will help you show off your shapely legs in any situation. I have been asked to review one of their leggings to see if they are travel Read More →

cotopaxi

One of my greatest travel pleasures is visiting the world’s mountain ranges. Sadly, whilst I love trekking, my body seems to completely break down at around 5,000m above sea level where to date I’ve managed three fairly serious bouts of acute mountain sickness, one which could easily have cost me my life! My first experience Read More →

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There seems to be a fairly widespread feeling that by and large, 2015 wasn’t one of the world’s best years. Which makes us all the more excited that this sorry excuse for a year is now behind us, and 2016 lies tantalisingly before us. In an effort to make the most of the year we Read More →

GHEI

As another year away from home edges towards its festive conclusion, Chris and I find ourselves reflecting upon John Lennon’s famous seasonal question, ‘and so this is Christmas, and what have you done?’. As always working in international development, the answer for us this year seems to be ‘what little we could, which is sadly Read More →