My 5: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum – Oswiecim, Poland.

Auschwitz entrance gates Arbeit Macht Free Work sets you free

1. April 2003. Many moons ago a bunch of friends and I jumped on a train in Bratislava. Our journey took us east through the centre of Slovakia and then up north through The Tatra Mountains and into Poland. Our destination was the city of Krakow, where we’d planned three nights of sightseeing and partying, […]

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My 5: Fudewan Ancient Village Part II – Cangnan County, China.

Post Office Fudewan Ancient Village Cangnan County China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! Want to get the full context of this article? Why not go back to the beginning with My 5: Fudewan Ancient Village Part I. 1. October 2018. Having strolled down Old Street and stopped by The Tea […]

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My 5: Fudewan Ancient Village Part I – Cangnan County, China.

Fudewan Ancient Village Cangnan County Zhejiang Province China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. October 2018. Spontaneous trips are always fun! I’d actually told myself that I wasn’t going to do any travel for two solid months as I concentrate on publishing as many My 5s as I can from […]

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My 5: Pamplona Cathedral, Spain.

Pamplona Cathedral Calle de la Curia Pamplona Navarre Province

1. September 2015. It was mid-afternoon in Pamplona during siesta time as I made my way down the deserted Calle de la Curia for a truly picture perfect approach to the neoclassical façade of Pamplona Cathedral. All the shops were shuttered up, there were no people blocking my view and not so much as a […]

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My 5: Café Iruña – Pamplona, Spain.

Cafe Iruna Plaza del Castillo Pamplona Spain

1. September 2015. For fans of the iconic American novelist Ernest Hemingway, there is perhaps no greater tribute to the great man than a visit to the Spanish city of Pamplona. An exceptionally well-travelled man, Hemingway fell head over heels for Pamplona and would return here again and again throughout his troubled life to watch […]

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My 5: Rick’s Cafe, Casablanca.

Exterior Rick's Cafe Casablanca Morocco

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. October 2008. I often get asked what my favorite dishes are from around the world. Well, I love Mexican (Chimichanga!), adore Lebanese (Kafta!), can’t get enough of an authentic oven-cooked pizza (cheese cheese, cheese!) and there […]

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My 5: Erawan Falls – Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Erawan Falls Erawan National Park Kanchanaburi Thailand

1. April 2015. Kanchanaburi’s collection of world war two sights is undeniably fascinating, but also pretty heavy and at times hugely depressing. So after a day walking the Death Railway Bridge, the War Cemetery and the Death Railway Museum, I was eager to treat myself to some beautiful National Park scenery to clear my mind […]

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