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Stories for the armchair vagabond, from Cape Town to Katmandu

Keukenhof: the ‘Garden of Europe’

Keukenhof: the ‘Garden of Europe’

This post is really more show and less tell, as Keukenhof is one place that really speaks for itself. Situated in the tiny town of Lisse in South Holland (just 35 km from Amsterdam and easily accessible by car of bus) Keukenhof is the second largest flower garden in the world, and is only open ...

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A somewhat scientific, scientific expedition along the coast of southern Africa

A somewhat scientific, scientific expedition along the coast of southern Africa

‘I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.’ – John Masefield Herman is trying to get me to take surfing lessons with him. He has several tactics ranging from blackmail to bribery, to methods ...

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Escape to the Garden Route

Escape to the Garden Route

The birds are only just waking up as I open the door to my room and slip out, closing it quietly, careful not to wake the neighbours. The grass is still covered in dew and glistens in the pre-dawn light that has begun to seep up from the horizon. I realise I’ve forgotten my shoes, ...

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The Journey to Enlightenment (or, the one in which I discover the best potatoes in the world)

The Journey to Enlightenment (or, the one in which I discover the best potatoes in the world)

People go to the Himalayas for many reasons – to find spiritual clarity; to play strip poker with the Dalai Lama; to pit themselves against the forces of nature (who, let’s face it, would obviously prefer for you not to clamber all over Everest with gripons, messing up the pretty ice);

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Come Fly With Me!

Come Fly With Me!

He’s saying something. I think. I can see his lips moving. He reaches out and puts his hand on my shoulder, nodding reassuringly. I focus on his hands, as he tightens my harness for the third time. He continues to speak. I think. I can’t hear what he says. He motions down the 45degree incline ...

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