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The Qing Tombs Mystery, China

The Qing Tombs Mystery, China

One of the great mysteries of the world to me will always be why there aren’t hundreds of tourists flocking daily to the Qing Tombs, outside of Beijing. Until someone explains this phenomenon to me, I’ll be adding this one right under Roswell or how the Egyptian pyramids were built …

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Hobart Australia; An Eclectic Assortment of Experiences

Hobart Australia; An Eclectic Assortment of Experiences

I’m living in Hobart currently – I’ve been here for three months, doing my pre-departure training for a summer of work in Antarctica at an Australian base. It’s interesting, Tasmania doesn’t seem to be referred to much as a ‘must see’ by pending Australia visitors and / or travelers, it’s …

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3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Guide Book

3 Reasons To Throw Away Your Guide Book

This summer will see thousands of travel eager backpackers hitting the shores of Europe and beyond in search of a special adventure and life changing experiences. One thing will unite the vast majority of these wanderers and it will be the guidebook, the all encompassing bible for travellers. It is …

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6 Hotspots of Turkish Delight

When the rain is falling in Western Europe and the drizzle is backed up the Thames River I think of Turkey; iridescent blue waters, ancient ruins, endless summer nights and plenty of cold beer. Hold on tight for a quick run down of my 6 favourite places in Turkey. 1 …

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Recession and the Older Travel Generation

Recession and the Older Travel Generation

6 helpful ways for the ‘elder’ travel generation to seize the opportunities to re-explore their travelling ways One aspect of the credit crunch and the financial crises that have exploded around the world is the increased availability of free time to a huge swathe of educated workers either made redundant …

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Stuck In The Mud In North Queensland

Stuck In The Mud In North Queensland

Softly-spoken and unrehearsed, Linc is an anomaly amongst Australian tour guides. Far from the Aussie larrikin, he shares his Aboriginal knowledge with reverence, a respect which seems befitting of our surroundings and his attitude toward them. After all, we are on Kuku Yalanji Land, where his people have lived for …

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A Month In Tallinn, Estonia

A Month In Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia – land of the tall, blond men, or so it seemed. Estonia is the northernmost of the three Baltic countries, interestingly, it’s also the most expensive. I found some prices comparative to London, which seems odd, considering the vast difference in the worth of the ‘krona’ versus the pound. …

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Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Tikal, Guatamala

Discovering the Ancient Ruins of Tikal, Guatamala

It’s a jungle out there! For the adventurous traveller nothing is more exciting than hacking through the jungle in the early morning mist to discover a lost empire with towering pyramids and ancient city streets. Like Indiana Jones you swashbuckle your way through crocodile infested swamps, past crazed howler monkeys …

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Wimbledon – More Than Just A Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon - More Than Just A Tennis Tournament

Wimbledon is more than a bad film starring Kirsten Dunst and it’s more than just a two week Grand Slam tennis tournament. There are three essential parts to this lush little corner of London: the tennis club, the village and the common. It’s a charming little triumvirate which gives visitors …

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Ways To Travel With A Purpose

Ways To Travel With A Purpose

I’ve been planning a road trip across the USA to follow my favourite band on tour, The Black Keys. I figure it will be a great way to link a personal interest (the band) with catching up with friends and seeing the sights along the way. I’m going to be …

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