Travelling Makes Me Tick

Having been brought up in what could be considered as a multicultural background, this is largely because in the rural Westcountry of England there were not many ‘foreigners’ as you might call them; both sets of grandfathers had met my grandmothers through the war on my mother’s side the Ukraine (as far as we can…

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The Joys of Sharing

Whether I have a little or I have a lot, I always share the things I can. When you travel you meet a whole world of different people, some might make you stop and think for a moment ‘how generous this person is’ and I have been very privileged to be recipient of such kindness,…

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An Indian Adventure – Into Kathmandu

The final leg of our journey was here, we had crossed the border some days ago and after the relaxing atmosphere of Chitwan we were back on the coach to climb the forbidding Himalayas once more. Many of us have heard of Kathmandu (usually for sad reasons – political unrest, child exploitation or natural disasters). I…

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An Indian Adventure – Into Nepal

The drive to Chitwan National Park was a long and slightly scary one, it was hot and then we started climbing into the Himalayas. The traffic was awful (I’m not sure I understand why) and the 100 ft drops to the side of us seem to be awfully close. The journey was however worth every…

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Once again to Glastonbury and the Meaning of Avalon

“Avalon, island to which Britain’s legendary king Arthur was conveyed for the healing of his wounds after his final battle. It is first mentioned in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae (c. 1136), while the same author’s Vita Merlini (c. 1150) described it as “the island of apples [‘Insula pomorum’], called fortunate.” It was ruled by…

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The North Somerset Coast – A Forgotten Gem

When mum messaged me earlier in the week to ask if i wanted Sunday lunch in Porlock this week because she had left her jacket there the night before i agreed on the basis that i was meant to see her anyway at some point this just happened to be an interesting change. I had…

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Belgium to Macedonia & Everywhere Inbetween – The Transport

Once i had decided i was going travelling and that i was determined to go to Skopje in Macedonia (an inexplainable feeling but one that had to be followed) there was the question of how i was going to get there. I didn’t want to just fly…where was the adventure in that? The next logical…

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