Travel Report: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu.

Mutianyu The Great Wall of China

June 2014. Located just seventy kilometres northeast of Beijing, Mutianyu is a fully restored section of China’s Great Wall ideal for those looking to strike a balance between convenience and authenticity. Having already hiked the stunning and somewhat wild Jinshanling to Simatai section four years earlier, this was my second Great Wall experience and I […]

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Travel Report: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai.

The Great Wall of China Jinshanling to Simatai

May 2010. For visitors to China, hiking  a section of The Great Wall often finds itself planted at the very top of the bucket list. But choosing which part to tackle can be an overwhelming task, with nearly nine thousand kilometers of wall snaking its way across the country. Some of the most impressive stretches […]

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Travel Report: Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary – Kerala, India.

Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary Kerala India April 2004

April 2004. Kodanad Elephant Sanctuary was one of Kerala’s most respected elephant training centers. Set in and around the Malayattoor Forest Range on the southern banks of The Periyar River, I came here at the tail end of my India travels in 2004 to meet, feed and wash Kodanad’s community of loveable elephants. April 2004. […]

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Travel Report: The Kerala Backwaters, India.

Kerala backwaters cruise India

April 2004. Once upon a time… when Leighton was a mere pup… he took a trip to India. The final location of that month-long adventure was a six-night stay in Fort Kochi, Kerala. I’d come to Kerala specifically to tick two things off my bucket list. One was a visit to an elephant sanctuary, the […]

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Travel Report: Otres Beach 1 – Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

Otres Beach 1 Sihanoukville Cambodia

December 2015. It was December the 11th when Wonderboy and I arrived in the Cambodian town of Sihanoukville for a few days of premeditated beach lazing and overeating. Our time in Battambang and Phnom Penh had been very active, so it was high time to kick back and recharge, get some perspective on what we’d experienced […]

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Travel Report: Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley, Berlin.

Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley Berlin

April 2013. I remember Berlin having a thriving street art scene, with murals, paintings and graffiti literally everywhere. A lot of this stuff you’ll discover naturally on buildings, bridges, doors, windows, tunnels, rubbish bins… you name it. There are also a handful of art zones, many of them delightfully under the radar back when I […]

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Travel Report: DDR Museum, Berlin.

DDR Museum Berlin Germany

April 2013. Berlin is home to some of Europe’s best museums, particularly those connected to World War II, The Holocaust and The Berlin Wall. Visit just a few of those sights back to back though and it can all start to get pretty heavy, there’s only so much misery and suffering you can digest before […]

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