The Secret Life of a Tour Leader

A felucca is an open-air boat, fashioned with a sail and Nubian river captain at the helm, who chartered our course for the three day trip. We swam, played games and swapped travel stories to pass the time. After mooring…

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Songkran Festival – A Watery Assault

I realise how plausible this sounds in reality however, when I travelled through Laos roughly 15 years ago I inadvertently stumbled upon Songkran Festival in Laos. I literally was without a clue it was occurring. Mind you, this is going…

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Climbing Mt Fuji – A Drunken Oath Fulfilled

The saying goes ‘A wise man climbs Fuji once and a fool twice’, but that degree of true wisdom is generally learned the hard way. Thankfully I choose to follow the path of wisdom for once as opposed to the…

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The Changing Face of China

Think of China and images of crowded cities, cheap goods and sweat shops come to mind, all set in a land of strict government and media censorship. But China is a country full of contradictions; still revering many of the…

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