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Out of My Comfort Zone in Taiwan

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Out of My Comfort Zone

I had just come from the kind of place where you do not look under the sink and you do sleep on top of the bed covers, and now three men were screaming into our head lights; even if this wasn’t the end of the road it looked like the car was going no further. I can hear the low growl of a dog and as the passenger door is flung open, just a thin strap of leather keeps the snarling beast from puncturing my skin. This is Taiwan and I am out of my comfort zone.

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Welcome to Jordan: Exploring Amman

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Welcome to Jordan

While Amman perhaps doesn’t offer the kind of exhilarating souk experience with an overwhelming array of spices, artisanal ware and relentless bargaining we often imagine of Arabic cities, it has a subtle charm of its own.

The old part of town, in central Amman, is where the souks lie, beneath Continue reading

Markus Spiske

Germany: more than just Bayern München and Oktoberfest

One of the first things you learn when travelling is Continue reading


Part 1: Füssen

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series The Month I Lived Out of a Backpack

Four years of saving, weekend work, dreaming and scheming have finally led up to this moment: my summer spent living out of a backpack. My trusted and slightly humongous Berghaus will see me across the plains of Western Europe, along with my journal and camera. Seven countries. Thirty-one days. Let the adventures begin.

Füssen: a town dappled by sunlight beneath jagged peaks west of the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Continue reading


Cyprus: Top 5 Places to See

Cyprus has become a popular holiday destination for many British holiday-makers in recent years; the city of Paphos is a favourite for families who want some sun, sea and sand, whilst the town of Ayia Napa is infamous Continue reading