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Backpacking Centurions: The Best 3 Travel Bloggers Who Have Been to Over 100 Countries

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As I plot my own personal route to country 100 this year (you can vote for my 99th country by the way!), I have “heroes” in the backpacking world to look up to. Michael Palin, Sir Edmund Hillary, Francis Drake etc. of …

Friday's Featured Food: Dinner in Plaza Real, San Cristobal de las Casas.

Friday’s Featured Food: Panny’s Birthday and Exquisite Mexican Cuisine at Plaza Real, San Cristobal de Las Casas

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Anyone in a relationship knows that a birthday of either of you is the best excuse to have a fantastic meal and relax. There was no better way to do this with Panny, (my girlfriend of almost 4 years now) …

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Kayaking in San Pedro La Laguna, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala

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I finally went kayaking in Guatemala recently. Having already had a few cool water experiences down my backpacking years such as zodiacing in Antarctica, bamboo rafting in China, tubing in Laos and white water rafting in Juquitiba and Bled in …

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5 Tips For Watching Sunrise Over the Moonscapes of Cappadocia in Goreme, Turkey

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I was sat in a bar in Baku, Azerbaijan in October 2013 and my mate Nial asked us if we would visit Turkey on this trip. The answer was a resounding NO. The reasons why we didn’t plan to go …

World Travellers: Samantha Duffield AKA Travelling King.

World Travellers: Samantha Duffield AKA Travelling King

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The latest world traveller to enter my ongoing series is the lovely Samantha, who makes up one half of the Travelling King website. Read Samantha’s story – from Zimbabwe to Australia and now the world… Who are you? Hi, I’m …

Tuesday's Travel Problem: Bus bugs on chicken buses in Guatemala.

Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Bus Bugs

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It’s been a while since I’ve written a post on Tuesday’s Travel Problems and the only real excuse for this is being occupied on other things, such as writing about getting visas, crossing borders, backpacking through villages and jungle tours. …

Backpacking Buddies: Russell Sneddon at Everest Base Camp

Backpacking Buddies: Russell Sneddon from Sydney, Australia

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In backpacking buddies, it’s YOUR TURN to shine  I’m delighted to be able to feature my backpacking buddies from down the years in this new series. Each post will be a short 10 questions and a bit of background to someone …

Giovanni and I at the Teatro Municipal in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

Backpacking in Guatemala: Top 15 Things to see and do in Quetzaltenango (Xela)

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“Hey Xela, stars about to fall so what do you say, Xela” – Noel Gallagher, lyrics altered slightly (Lyla) Quetzaltenango (Xela) is a decent backpacking beast. Factually it is Guatemala’s second biggest city. Though quite where these half a million …

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