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Scorpions with Hot Sauce

“All I’m saying is,” the Captain said while stuffing another fried egg loaded with rice into his greasy great face “When are we going to be back here again? This could be our last opportunity to enjoy this.” He was of course referring to the excellent aromatic duck to be found in the […]


Marrakesh Please

I’m not going to go into great detail about how I tore a ligament in my ankle. This website is for travel editorials, not general discussions about my life. Suffice to say it was a sports injury (12 hour drinking marathon) and happened one week before my weekend trip in Marrakesh with the […]


Kenya: Better than London Zoo

Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

Having found myself in Nairobi, Kenya over a weekend with very little to do I looked into some tourism options. I was recommended Lake Nakuru national park, a smallish national park with a vast array of wildlife, but no elephants. I was picked up from my hotel at […]


Fizzy Ale?

Whilst on an eight day tour of New Zealand’s South Island, one of the first activities planned was the journey from Christchurch, on the east coast to a town called Greymouth on the west coast. This involved an amazingly scenic ride through the ‘Southern Alps’ on a fairly rickety train. The views […]


Machu Picchu, the Lost ‘City’ of the Incas (and guinea pigs)

Wow, my photo looked just like the brochures

Through another set of uninteresting events I found myself in Peru with (having travelled there via Amsterdam and La Paz, Bolivia). I thought I shouldn’t waste this opportunity by spending all my time in smoky bars and decided to […]