Review: Parador De Carmona, Andalucia

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In February, I was travelling on a short trip with my family through Andalucia and we decided to stay one night in the small hill-top town of Carmona, just 20 kms from the city of Seville (see map.) Carmona is home to one of the most beautiful parador hotels. If you aren’t familiar with the […] Read more…

Travels in Mongolia: Tales from the steppe

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In August I spent three weeks traveling round central/northern Mongolia with a group of 25 wonderful people. It was the trip of a lifetime and so much fun was had. Below are a couple of photos of me with my tent (and yurt) mate Fiona, a wonderful dutch girl who I immediately felt like I […] Read more…

A Foodie’s Guide To London Food Markets

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Although famous for its glamorous nightlife and flashing bright lights, London balances it out quite well with its softer side. The smell of attractive desserts and freshly baked goods from around the world flows through the air of Britain’s capital. Dodge the costly tourist activities and forget about the soulless restaurant chains you see in […] Read more…

Throwback Thursday – Angkor Wat 2012

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In March 2012, towards the very end of a nine month round the world trip, I travelled to Cambodia and spent four days in the beautiful city of Siem Riep. There, along with new-found friends, I visited the temples of Angkor Wat. Here a few snaps from my time exploring the temples. I had such […] Read more…

A Midsummer Camping Weekend…

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This past Saturday was the longest day of the year, and to celebrate a beautiful midsummer weekend, I went camping with a group of friends in the Cheshire countryside. We camped on a friend’s farm around a gorgeous creek, with kids canoeing and dogs running around. The field was surrounded by pens of piglets and […] Read more…

Live Below The Line 2014: Living On £7 for one week

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From Monday I will be eating for less than £1 per day for 7 days for The Global Poverty Project’s ‘Live below the line’ challenge. This was partly inspired by my feelings about food poverty in the UK, the support I provide to local food banks, and a programme I saw recently on the BBC […] Read more…

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