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

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Travel Report: Roskilde, Denmark.

Roskilde, Denmark. July 2002. One long ago summer I found myself touring Denmark for a couple of weeks. Time was generally tight, thus when I rolled into Roskilde I found myself with just under twenty four hours before my train to Odense. My first stop was the city’s giant cathedral. Dating back to 1170, Roskilde Cathedral […]

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Travel Report: Prague, The Czech Republic.

Prague, Czech Republic. In late 2002 I was living in Bratislava where I worked as an English teacher. Any free time us teachers had went on gobbling up the seemingly endless travel options in and around Slovakia. My first trip to Prague was a particularly memorable one in that I went with a great bunch […]

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Travel Report: Lishui Adventure Island Water World, China.

Lishui Adventure Island Water World. September 2018. Back during my days teaching English in the Chinese city of Ruian, the school I worked for organised a handful of annual team building events. For the most part miserable old me couldn’t be assed with these gatherings. Mostly because I’m an antisocial sod, but also because they invariably […]

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Leighton Travels & The Real Neat Blog Award!

Leighton Travels Real Neat Blog Award. What a cool thing to flash up on my screen a few days ago! Everyone loves a bit of recognition and I certainly didn’t see this coming. I really do have to thank the guy who nominated me, Mr. Emmanuel Eromonsele of the excellent Nigerian travel blog Ericotrips. Things […]

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Earth Day! To celebrate, I’m exchanging articles with the excellent National Parks With T! Check out her piece on John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.

Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of […] […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Singapore.

Cool Spots Around Singapore. May 2015. Singapore can certainly present some challenges for the budget conscious traveler. This is especially true when it comes to finding accommodation. After all, not all of us can afford to book into Raffles Hotel.  Luckily, Singapore does have a solid hostel scene. After much research, I decided on Five Stones Hostel, […]

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Travel Report: Raffles Hotel, Singapore.

Raffles Hotel, Singapore. May 2015. Visitors to Singapore should set aside an hour or so for a wander around one of the world’s most impressive colonial hotels. Located on Beach Road, you just can’t miss Raffles, a colossal, whiter-than-white structure that simply oozes the weight of its own history. The hotel opened in 1887 under […]

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