"Short stories and travel reports from my life adventures around the globe".

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Snippets of New Delhi, India.

Snippets of New Delhi. March 2004. Photo courtesy of Em_G. Bear with me, dear readers, since we are about to embark on a series that’s… well… a bit different. As long term visitors to these pages know, I’ve been building my travel report library for around five years now. For the most part, I’ve always tried […]

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Travel Report: Burano Island, Italy.

Burano Island, Italy. January 2008. Header image courtesy of Mazzorbo.  The pretty Italian island of Burano sits in the northern Venetian Lagoon, just a forty five minute boat ride from the city of Venice. Home to just two thousand residents, Burano is renowned throughout Italy for its lace production and charming, multicoloured houses. In fact, […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Gibraltar.

Cool Spots Around Gibraltar. March 2017. I will always look back on my visit to Gibraltar with a lot of fondness. I arrived as a somewhat curious traveller keen to hike its famous rock and check out what Spanish Britain looked and felt like. What I found was a tiny territory that is a visual […]

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Hiking The Mediterranean Steps, Gibraltar.

The Mediterranean Steps, Gibraltar. March 2017. I had already enjoyed an amazing day exploring the gorgeous Gibraltar Nature Reserve. There had been so much to take in, including splendorous views over Gibraltar Strait and the ruins of the Moorish Castle. Moreover, I’d gotten a look at the territory’s fascinating World War II tunnels, crossed the […]

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Travel Report: Gibraltar Nature Reserve.

Gibraltar Nature Reserve. March 2017. In the spring of 2017 my yearlong adventure living in the Spanish city of Malaga was drawing to a close. I had accepted a new teaching post in Zhejiang Province, China, thus I was busy tying up a million and one loose ends before I left.  On my weekends, I’d […]

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Travel Report: Prasat Pram Temple, Koh Ker.

Prasat Pram Temple, Koh Ker, Cambodia. June 2020. The final stop of our day exploring Koh Ker’s ancient ruins came at Prasat Pram Temple. By this point we were exhausted, hot and thoroughly drenched in our own sweat. Consequently, we felt more than ready to head home, where a cold shower and swimming pool awaited […]

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Travel Report: Prasat Chrap Temple, Koh Ker.

Prasat Chrap Temple, Koh Ker. June 2020. It was mid afternoon by the time we rolled up at Prasat Chrap Temple. This was our eighth ancient structure of what had been a fantastic day exploring the isolated ruins of Koh Ker. Jumping out of the car, we made our way towards the entrance, where the sound of […]

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