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Iceland is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts who have a craving to explore rugged landscapes which could be straight out of a Tolkien book. Whether it is mystical waterfalls, hotsprings, or active volcanoes, Iceland won’t disappoint anyone in search of a true adventure holiday. If this all sounds like your kind of vacation, then read Read More →

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Having lived and worked in the UK for eight years, it breaks my heart to see the division and hostility increasingly rampant in a country I still have such fond feelings for. As such, and in a slight departure from our usual travel blog, may I offer a few humble thoughts which might reduce tensions before Read More →

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As in many other South American countries, Halloween is a big deal in Colombia. Parties took place across the country, and even offices weren´t exempt with colleagues coming into work fully made up in fancy dress. In Bogota, there is one place where Halloween gets taken to a different level though – Andres Carne de Res Read More →

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Chris and I have always been keen hikers so when Colombia4U asked us if we wanted to join their trek to La Chorrera waterfall, the answer was a foregone conclusion. The Chorrera waterfall is Colombia’s highest waterfall, measuring a whopping 590 metres in height. The falls are located just outside Bogota, so anyone lucky enough Read More →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →