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On Foot in Kerala: Exploring Southern India with Adventure Travel Company, Explore | GALLOP AROUND THE GLOBE
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If you read my 2017 Travel Plans, Goals, and Aspirations post, you’ll know that the way in which my year panned out with regards to travel was pretty close to the way I’d planned it at the start of the year (with the exception of travel within the UK). I managed to take seven international […]
If you’d like to read about my travel highlights of 2017, you can do so here. The post ended up being over 3000 words long which is why I’m now writing this second post about my non-travel related 2017 achievements I started 2017 feeling so inspired. I had plans to complete all of the following […]
2016 had been a tough year for me emotionally, but at the same time a great year for travel. I spent the last four weeks of the year (ok, that’s not entirely accurate; I flew back to the UK on Christmas Eve) backpacking around Myanmar and Thailand, a trip that had been in the making […]
When I got made redundant from my job in the telecommunications industry back in 2005, I was actually earning a base wage (I earned commission and bonuses on top of this) that was £2000 higher per annum than what I’m earning now, 12 years later. In recent years I’ve found it increasingly harder to sustain […]
Whilst we were trying to decide which Thai islands we wanted to visit following our two-day jungle adventure in Khao Sok National Park, Stu happened upon a Facebook post that one of our Inca Trail trekking companions had published. In it was a photo of James Bond Island (as it’s become known since being featured in […]
I think what’s always drawn me to the north of Thailand is that I’ve found it so much easier to get off the beaten path in comparison to the country’s islands; my experiences felt richer and more authentic. I’m also not a great beach fan. I love looking at beaches, but sunbathing bores me stupid […]
When I set out on my two-day adventure to Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand, I never expected to be wading through river water almost as deep as I am tall. To be swimming through caves and climbing waterfalls. And to be listening to the sounds of howler monkeys in […]
If it had been entirely up to me, I would have chosen to spend the whole two weeks we had in Thailand, in the north. It was the part of Thailand I fell in love with all those years ago: hill tribe villages, rice paddies, hidden temples, and on the whole a very traditional, untouched […]