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Travel Report: Singapore Botanic Gardens.

May 2015. For me, Singapore’s greatest strength as a travel destination is the copious amount of greenery on offer. In fact, wherever you are in this fascinating city nation, it’s likely just around the corner from a leafy park, a meticulous garden or a sweeping mountain trail. If you’ve only got time for one, there’s an […]

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Travel Report: The Great Wall of China, Tiger Mountain.

The Great Wall of China, Tiger Mountain. In the summer of 2014 my friend Anthony and I embarked on a two week trip across the northeast of China. For me it was yet another corner of the country conquered. One of the highlights of that trip was getting to hike my third section of The […]

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Travel Report: The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu.

June 2014. Located just seventy kilometres northeast of Beijing, The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu is a fully restored section of the wall that’s ideal for those looking to strike a balance between convenience and authenticity. Having already hiked the stunning and somewhat wild Jinshanling to Simatai section four years earlier, this was my […]

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Travel Report: The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai.

The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai. May 2010. For visitors to China, hiking  a section of The Great Wall often finds itself at the very top of the to-do list. However, choosing which part to tackle can be an overwhelming task. Especially as there are nearly nine thousand kilometres of wall scattered around […]

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Car Crash Girl Part II, a short story from Belgium.

In the autumn of 2004 I found myself suddenly relocating to Belgium, at the expense of an attractive job offer in Italy. It was one of those major forks in the road, the kind of big decision that could transform a life. Which, for better or for worse, is exactly what it did. In many […]

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