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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By marfee7 | Views 
Friday 31 May 2013 Tullamarine, Melbourne, Australia.
Well, all is ready for this year's adventure........ apart from the fact that, as per previous years, our this year's tenants have decided to break their lease. And ... Read more >
Thu, 30 May 2013 | By lambotte | Views  | Comments 
Am I absolutely barking mad? I'm leaving my 9-5 job in this current economy to travel the world with nothing but my backpack and a one-way ticket. Surely, this must mean I have a screw lose and quite possibly require counselling? But wait a minute, ... Read more >
Tags: backpacking asia, backpacking the world, my travel blog, one way ticket
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 | By renaissance | Views  | Comments 
And relax I did! That was a quote I read in the tiny preseved church in the grounds of Gaia House, and pretty much sums up my experience. I have so much to telll you all! So I'll start from the beginning. The first stop was Gaia House, Newton Abbott ... Read more >
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views  | Comments 
Of course, it must be duly noted that each volunteering experience is different, for each person, for each project, location and timespan. In the past, I've had a double bed and a kitchen in an apartment, to then sharing a bed in a static caravan and ... Read more >
Tags: albania, cycling, help, hot, lake, volunteer, volunteering
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By undergroundsurfer | Views  | Comments  | Scholarship Entry
The train pulls onto the platform whilst a dishevelled, agitated and belligerent me pushes my way to the front of the rush hour scramble. I have mastered the art of ‘sway-dominance’ – the ability to refrain from touching anything or anyone in the sardine ... Read more >
Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013
Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
So, I'll try not to make a habit of making a post every day, but bare with me, there are a few good stories hidden within this one!
The day started with a planned cycle to Shkoder and back, which is about 15km. I had the intention of buying ... Read more >
Tags: albania, cafe, danger, lake, market, scutari, shkoder, stallone, sun
Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
Today I went for a massive cycle today through the small Albanian villages nearby, my bosses Niko and Faye said it was fine for me to take a bike. Verdyanna (phonetic spelling) told me it would only take an hour for me to get there and back, it took ... Read more >
Tags: albania, camping, cycle, friendly, irish, mes, mountains, ottoman, people
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 | By jess_dan | Views  | Comments 
It’s 4:30pm on Thursday afternoon and my legs and toes are still recovering from our huge day yesterday….
I should probably go back a few days further before I talk about yesterday. We met our tour group ... Read more >
Tags: el chalten, fitzroy mountains, glacier, viedma
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 | By prerana | Views 
The next day I was so tired, I didn't even hear Nick leave for work! I finally got out of bed at 12.30pm. What plans today? Hmm...I didn't have any plans, and given how sick I feel, don't really want to go anywhere in this cold weather. Davina suggests ... Read more >
Tags: nhs, sick
Thu, 6 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
So, I made it to Albania unscathed!
It was a long journey, but great nonetheless. Firstly I suffered two coaches, one from Northampton to London Victoria, and a second from Victoria to Gatwick. Going through Croydon was the highlight, I never ... Read more >
Tags: airplane, albania, beach, camping, flying, lake, roads
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
Today being Wednesday.
On Monday I was up early to cycle into Shkoder to buy a backpack, I didn't want to spent too long in the city because one of the campers, Lukas, whom I had befriended was leaving and I wanted to say bye. The cycle in was much ... Read more >
Tags: albania, bamboo, building, cafe, camping, construction, cycle, fake
Sat, 6 Jul 2013 | By dez-dez-mick-tony | Views 
Off to Alaska in July 2013. My tour starts from Fairbanks in Alaska, but it takes me four flights to get there!
#1 Leeds/Bradford to London Heathrow (T5)
#2 London Heathrow (T5) to Seattle (overnight stop over in Seattle)
#3 Seattle to Anchorage ... Read more >
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | By davidt | Views  | Comments 
It seems to work for the birds, so when the opportunity presented itself I jumped at the chance. 3 months in South Africa, with side trips, lies ahead of me and this is where I will (hopefully, internet access allowing) keep my diary/journal so all you ... Read more >
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views  | Comments 
I think alot of places lend themselves to a particular soundtrack. Cycling the wide open planes of Lewis with the wind at your back is Josh Homme's Desert Sessions. There are small villages on the edges of the island, which are handfuls of austere concrete ... Read more >
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 | By dez-dez-mick-tony | Views 
Got back in one piece, although the transfer to the Yeadon flight at Heathrow was a nightmare.
Have now unpacked and de-planed, all OK.
Looking forward to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and especially the next 'lads night out'!
Reflecting ... Read more >
Mon, 13 May 2013 | By jessiejames | Views 
They said finding work was going to be hard... and touch wood on this next bit... but I sent out my first CV's on Tuesday and within hours had responses and interviews lined up.
And that's how I found myself on trial in a bar two days later, ... Read more >
Tags: coldharbour lane, evil cab companies, job offers, lobster water, midnight pumpkins, moving house, safari onesies
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 | By renaissance | Views 
Hello everybody, I said I wouldn't do a blog, but what the hell, why not? I still refuse to succumb to facebook or twitter but I've decided to let my guard down for a change and ... Read more >
Mon, 8 Apr 2013 | By keith_ruffles | Views  | Scholarship Entry
“They grow wild, you know” chuckled the grizzled old man, a pipe in his hand and a mischievous glint in his eye. “Oot there. In the hills.” I gazed in the direction of his outstretched arm, towards the mountains. Impossibly steep slopes tumbled into ... Read more >
Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 | By ruthandklas | Views 
We're just back in the Midlands after a perfect little trip to Sweden for a few days to catch up with our family and friends before we head off to India next Thursday.
Our first evening involved travelling between Sweden and Denmark approximately ... Read more >
Sat, 23 Mar 2013 | By agrant | Views 
There's been a lot happening in the past couple of months and I thought it was time I finally put some of it down. Tish and I arrived back to the UK in late January after a great few months in Australia. While at home, we spent two months working back ... Read more >
Mon, 4 Nov 2013 | By aandjadventures | Views  | Comments 
We are sat ready, packed and finally not panicing (ish)all set to go to the airport..Preferably for a glass of wine.. or five..Our flight is due to leave at 22:00 for all of you thinking about us back home!
Watch ... Read more >
Fri, 31 May 2013 | By charline_thomasson | Views 
As I wrote a whole description for the creation of my profile I realise this would better make the opening post, so I am sorry for the copy/paste and hope it will not be very obvious from an external user point of view. Here it is explained, again.
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Thu, 8 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views 
I have attached a rough map of the first part of our Scotland leg. Riding over the sea will be difficult, but if a certain gentleman in history is reputed to have walkjed on water, then we can bloody-well ride.
Some stats from our ... Read more >
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 | By lisaj72 | Views 
Well, been here almost 2 weeks and already done so much! After being ill at home for 2 weeks, developing sinusitis and worrying if I'd be able to fly, I arrived bang on time in Sydney on NYE, went to stay in Normanhurst, a suburb of Sydney, courtesy ... Read more >
Sat, 25 May 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
Is it a story if you only go an hour away? I'd like to think so. Though this is in the Albania story folder, it is actually the last UK trip I will make pre-Albania.
I've just returned from a four day trip to Leicester, UK, with my friend ... Read more >
Tags: canal, leicester, leics, midlands, overflow, river, short break, soar