The alarm bleats out at a ridiculously early 5am heralding the start of one of my most highly anticipated travel adventures. I’m in the busy lush green town of Agua Calientes (Spanish agua water, caliente hot) in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province of Peru. A hard hour and a half walk up a steep path to Machu Picchu lays ahead. After […]
I take a sharp intake of air as my head comes out of the deep blue Pacific ocean and into the warm Ecuadorian sunshine. I wait for the dive boat and I feel certain I will not top this experience again in my lifetime. My dive partner and I had just completed our second dive […]
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Congratulations to Portobello Market and Golborne Road at reaching the 150 year milestone of their existence. The array of products delivered has moved on quite considerably from stalls selling milk and fresh fruit and vegetables. It now serves both local people and visitors from far and wide, delivering high quality food, drinks, fashion, literature, antiques, […]
The Farne Islands in the north-east of England have been described as the Galapagos of the North. And at this time of year the influx of Guillemots, Puffins, Artic Turns and Kittiwake transform the islands into a hive of activity. My first trip of the year was capped off by a pod of playful bottle-nosed […]