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Month: August 2018

From West to East, Across the Bosphorus

From West to East, Across the Bosphorus

There are many different ways to cross the Bosphorus, from taking a train through the newly completed tunnel or a car across the bridge, I’ve even heard some try and swim it, but for my money, the only, and best way to do it, is by good old-fashioned ferry. Working out where to get the boat from first though is trickier than it should be, both the lady in the tourist office, the man in my hotel and the random…

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First Impression Of Thailand

First Impression Of Thailand

Here’s something a bit new, in celebration of visiting 46 countries, I am going to write up a blog post about my first impression of every single one, written in a more stream of conscious style, this is my first one, my first impression of Thailand… Thud! Like most of you, my arrival in a new country was accompanied by the jolt back to earth of the wheels hitting the tarmac. Thailand was to be my second country in south-east…

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Smashing Stereotypes in Bucharest

Smashing Stereotypes in Bucharest

Bucharest is one of those cities that rarely ever seems to get any good press, from violent street demonstrations to extreme poverty and squalor, but after spending nearly a month there, to paraphrase the late great Mark Twain, ‘reports of Bucharest’s death are greatly exaggerated. First off, I was in Bucharest during the summer, with near wondrous sunshine every day, and highs of 30 degrees. I have a feeling if I went during the depths of winter, this post may be slightly different. I…

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Vising Taiwan

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Vising Taiwan

Taiwan is a country of contrasts, far away from the legendary banana and pancake trail, it’s a fabulously mysterious island, with a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese culture, here are the 5 things I wish I had known before visiting Taiwan. 1. Taiwan Is Not China Yes, this might seem obvious, Taiwan is not in anyway connected to mainland China, but they both speak Mandarin and have wonderful countryside and high-speed trains that crisscross the country, so you can…

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How To Stay Safe On The Road

How To Stay Safe On The Road

The world is a pretty safe place really, but it’s always good to take precautions, here are a few tips & tricks and how to stay extra safe while on the road. Do Your Research Now, most governments have a website for their citizens where they can look up the country they are going to, and have a quick read through of everything from your nearest embassy to the current political situation. Do bear in mind though, they can make…

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