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Route around the Dolomites

The Italian Dolomites are often arguably described as the most scenic area of all the Alps. For sure the Dolomites offer some spectacular views, an interesting mix of Italo-Germanic culture and of course, some of the finest motorcycle rides one could hope for. There...

Brave Women of Nepal

A “man’s job” in European (Western) culture is often understood to be of a physically challenging nature and more often than not may involve the use of heavy tools such as pick, an axe or a sledgehammer. Manual labour in the mining industry, in construction, in...

Earthquake Italia

A Stormy Night I felt rough that morning as I opened my tent and peered out at the grey light with squinting eyes. The endless rain that night had kept me awake and transformed the campsite near Assisi into muddy mayhem. It was camping misery at its finest and I was...

Sasha’s Dacha in Sochi

Learning Russian “Sasha has a Dacha in Sochi”…..these  words taunted me throughout my Russian CD course some years ago. It was a catch phrase, part of a jingle just before the end of a lesson.  Gates to Sochi? Russian is no easy language, even the basics are...

The Hottest Place on Earth!

Lucy (my motorcycle) was perched on her centre stand by the main gates of the guest house in Kerman (Eastern Iran). As I fumbled in the darkness  with the fastenings to my bags there was a hint of apprehension in me for what lay ahead that day. Suddenly, the...

Snake Charmer’s Bluff

A Hike on a Warm Day The heat started to get to me that day on the trail to the waterfall on the hills around Manali (northern India). I could feel the noon sun bite the back of my neck and the uncomfortable sting of sweat in my eyes. The views in the Summer heat...

Adventure Cam Disaster

“You need to watch your step, but everyone makes it across easily” my guide whispered to me in encouragement as I gazed a little perplexed at the hazel coloured water that stirred, foamed and crested in front of me. “Ok, it’s fine, I’ll do it”, I said. Stripped down...

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Orangutang Handshake

The Hottest Place on Earth

Snake Charmer’s Bluff