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HACKTREKS WRITERS' TRAVEL ARCHIVES
1999-2010
A Secret Garden
Brent Robillard

"Today I will show you my favourite place in all of Paris."

1000 Years in Budapest
Kathleen Hegedus-Beeksma
Kings and Queens and medieval battles, Hungary has seen all of that! This is a story of foreign occupation, revolution, the struggle to reclaim territory, and the fight for freedom!
 
I left my heart in Lebanon
Sophia Akram
‘Baksheesh’ The tall blonde lady turned her head round and down to spy the young Lebanese lad trying to charge her for using the public convenience
 
Torniella
Brian H. Appleton

When I lived in Livorno in the 1960’s in my early teens, we had family friends named the Carpers who lived in a palazzo in Antignano.
 
Croatia - discovered
Natalya Popova
I do like going back to Croatia in my thoughts, and would like to do so again in reality

Round Trip to Hel
Anita Sheard

I can honestly and truly say that I have been to Hel, and back. I went by train; an old black steam train to be precise
The Mouth of Hell
Brent Robillard
"In the case of expulsions of rocks, protect yourself under the car
Meet Mr MICE
Marwan Asmar
Meet Mr MICE, the shaker and maker of business conferencing and events in Jordan.
Disappearing in Cameron Highlands
Rachel Chan

Figuring that I would get fresh, unpolluted air, I settled on Cameron Highlands, home to the indigenous people of Malaysia, the Orang Asli
Secrets of the Vatican
Michelle Lynch

I’m driving around in Rome, which is a nightmare under the best of circumstances, but when you’re trying to make a circle to get back to the right street and most of the city is limited to local traffic, you feel like pulling out your hair.
 
Danish Daydreams
Fredric Hamber

When I think of the Danish I think of mathematicians—and mermaids: twin strains of rationality and romanticism
Bulgaria: Wine, Women, Song and snacks
Lyn Fuchs

I found little there except succulent food, tasty wine, soulful music, and attractive women
Broken Car in Kreti
Melina Lake 

I can’t help but be pleased when Jorgos’ attempt to drive my rented Fiat onto his tow truck platform fails miserably, as it proves the problem is with the car and not me.
 

BACKPACKING IN EUROPE

Chris Windle
ITALY
Hazel Marshall
BUDAPEST
Tony Brown
SEVILLE AT EASTER
Stuart Macdonald
A SALIGNAC DIARY
Life in a small French Village
SALIGNAC FOUNDATION
Barry Paton
SUNDAYS IN BELGIUM
Esther Loydall

ANCIENT WHITBY
Graeme Garvey
Visit DUBLIN
Hope Collins
OLYMPIA 2004
Gemma Quinn
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Robert Cooper
GERIATRIC CRUISE
James Skinner in Greece
Join the rust bucket

Part Two&Three
James Skinner on Carry On Cruising
Cruising the Mediterranean - Part 6
'This way to the whorehouse'

When Good Parades Go Bad
Erik R. Trinidad
The Ghost of Henry Miller
Eric D. Lehman
Katie McGuiness in Spain
Heraldos sheer bliss

A Skylines Travel Writer 01
CADIZ
Sam North
JEREZ
Sam North
SEVILLA IN OCTOBER
Sam North
MADRID
Sam North
VENICE
Sam North

WINTER SUN IN FRANCE
Sam North

Beware the Whinchat
a large hairy dog flying a kite

Philip & Megan

CHILE
A Year in Santiago
Dermot Sullivan's Chile Diary
El Gringo - Diary Entry 2
Dermot begins teaching
Letter From Santiago No 3
Dermot Sullivan

Santiago Diary No 4
Dermot Sullivan

Santiago Diary No 5
The Naruda House

Chile Dog Nights
Dermot Sullivan No 6

A Week in Bolvia:
Dermot Sullivan's Diary No.7

Mendoza
Dermot Sullivan's Diary No 8

Chile Diary No 9
Dermot Sullivan explores

Chile Diary 10
Dermot goes North & South
Buenos Airies: Diary No 11
Dermot is back 2005

Chile Diary 12
Le Boca & Iguaca Falls

Chile Diary 13
Santiago - Politics and Religion
Dermot Sullivan

Chile Diary 14 - Sawdust
Dermot Sullivan in winter
Chile Diary 15
Dermot Sullivan - Floods, fruit and beer
Back to Life
Dermot Sullivan Oct 2005

REMEMBERING JEREZ
Lionel Darmendrail
HOLY WEEK IN TARRAGONA
Kate Christie
MARSEILLES
Nick Constance

BUYING A HOUSE IN SPAIN with Maggie Pishniskin
SQUISHED BY LEMMINGS
Step TWO
Step THREE

BIKING IN SPAIN
Colin Field
CAMPING IN BARCELONA
Jim Johnson
PLAY GOLF IN SPAIN
James Skinner
OBLIVION
Jess Wynne
PRAGUE
Stuart MAcdonald
NORWAY
Dai Clyant
VIKINGS
Nathaniel Handy
SPARKS IN THE SNOW
Nathaniel Handy
GENEVA FEVER
Romilly Golding
SWITZERLAND
Romilly Golding
TENERIFE
Nathan Davies
ROMA
Yvette Barnett
DACHAU
Chris Lean
GREECE
MOSCOW
GALICIA
James Skinner
GIBRALTAR
James Skinner
The Impact of the EURO on France
Barry Paton
THE EURO IN SPAIN
James Skinner
PIGGYBANKS
James Skinner on Eurodays

In search of the AUTHENTIC
Robert Cooper seeks the real Tunbridge Wells.
RANDOM JOURNEYS
THE FORTUNE TELLER

Once upon a time in France
THE YORKSHIRE DALES
Graeme Garvey
THEDDLETHORPE
A secret beach
HELIGAN
Debbie Goode in Cornwall

WILL TOURISM KILL SPAIN?
Sam North
SEVILLE
Graem Garvey sings its praise

Kerouac Gets One Thumb Up
Colin Field
The giant blue sky sped by, he talked of his ex who had stabbed him to within an inch of his life.
Virgin Spain - Violent Europe
James Skinner

‘A woman between the ages of 15 and 44 is more likely to be harmed by her partner than by a war injury, a traffic accident, cancer or malaria’...

The Blue Lagoon Rugby Sevens
Tim Pile in Fiji
Success appeared to be the result of vociferous support from the chambermaids and an inspired performance from the cook.

Enlightenment 101
Shana Ting Lipton

At the end of the day, when that henna tattoo has faded, you are all that remains

Beware the Whinchat
...the sight of a large hairy dog flying a kite would offend their sensibilities
PhilipJ Mather
Bad Dream in Madurai: Rescued from obscurity by the internet
Colin Todhunter on Hacktreks
Bullfighters
Brent Robillard

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at Las Ventas... Spaniards thronged by the thousands outside the Plaza de Toros de Madrid in anticipation of the day’s bullfights.
Amsterdam on Water
Marianne de Nazareth

The air was full of airborne seeds in Amsterdam, with spring in the air. Drifts of them lay on the sides of the roads, along with the petals of pink cherry blossom.
A Concert Cures All
Meghan Welteroth
"Get out of the road!" I exclaimed for the millionth time to my 90 Villanova students blocking a side street.
Keukenhof
Marianne de Nazareth
Come the weekend decided to see Amsterdam’s famous spring garden- The Keukenhof Lisse
Chinchon
Brent Robillard
The moment I stepped off the bus in Chinchon, the rain stopped.
A Day in Torremolinos
Martin Green takes it easy
Our tour, had started in Madrid then along Spain's southern coast, the Costa del Sol. 
Aranjuez
Brent Robillard
. Five years ago UNESCO awarded the city World Heritage status
Filipino Bais
Polly Barraclough
I spent six weeks as the guest of Juanito Torres. He and his family are part of a fishing community in Bais Bay on the island of Negros.
Musing at the "Fumoto"
Dean H Ruetzler on living beside a volcano
Ice Hockey in Japan
Dean H Ruetzler - Canada v Finland
Two Ghosts in a Christian Cemetery
Sidi Benzahra
The Mean Clean Streets
Islamabad -
David Vee
A 1001 Delights in Dubai
Habeeb Salloum feasts
The Argan Tree of Life
Habeeb Salloum

Eating Out In Japan
Dean H Ruezler experiments with western food

From Sydney to Byron
Rich Cooper takes the bus

Sailing in the Roaring Forties
Samuel Jefferson
Natalie
Kevin Patterson in Syria
Man who got the world for free Ramon Stoppelenburg
The Freud House
Eric D Lehman

Cairo Rediscovered
Tarig Elkashef

Hotel in Barcelona? Try this
South Florida B&B
Time To Mango
Judy Joines

Flying High to Mumbai
Rita Sidhu flies Jetair

A Word In Your Gap Year
Pete Bennett gives some advice
before you go  

Take the Bus
Joe Sinclair in Vietnam

Travelling Through Heaven
Monique Jansen in Shangi-La

Ski All Year Around In Japan
Dean H Ruetzler reveals secrets

Political Protest in Japan
J.T. Brown

Find the Wilderness in Tokyo
Tony and Yoko Kennedy

About Japanese Men
Mandy Mand
Tokyo Life
J T Brown
Cost of living in Japan is now cheaper than New York

A Traveller's Tale
Colin Todhunter to the Lake District and beyond

Mumbai Dreams
P H Pradeep
Dusty Daze on Triplicane Rd
Colin Todhunter on dysentry

Going South
Colin Todhunter in India

Journey's End in Chennai
Colin Todhunter

Finding Shanghai
Melissa Lee
Secrets Of Being A Travel Writer
Co
lin Todhunter
Natasha and The Juice Bar
Colin Todhunter on honesty and travellers in India

Taroko Gorge Hot Springs
Denni Schnapp in Taiwan

Good Eating
Denni Schnapp in Taiwan

Surfer's Paradise
Rich Cooper in Australia
For the Love of Alice
Colin Todhunter in India

The Great Wall of China
versus Sarah Juckiness
Climbing Tunganath
Samit Bhattacharya
in the Himalayas

The Number of his Name
Jo McMillan in China

The Postcard Seller
Jo McMillan in Vietnam

Outback Adventure
The Australian wilderness can be magnificent and ferocious
Jeff Lancaster
Going South
NY to FLA - Ari Kaufman

Kalifornia Road Trip

Amber Turnau

The Pure Life: Costa Rica
Amber Turnau

Airboat to Indian Creek
Clint Hunter in Belize

Stand Like Walls
Roger Smith in Nicaragua




No Problem Sahib
A first Journey Around India - John A Cook

It's January and after many years wanting to go and a whole two weeks planning to go, I'm now actually set to go - airplane tickets in hand,
 
Teahouse
Paul Haire

I walk up the steps peering into the familiar, gloomy interior. I push open the awkwardly fitted door and enter, it’s peaceful as I close it behind me.
Tongue Tied in Surin
Studying with Cambodian Holy-men of Thailand
Antonio Graceffo

The powerfully built monk grabbed me by the back of the neck, yelling “Jab Koh.”  He pulled me toward him, and his knee crashed into my solar plexus.
Chinese modes of transport
Paul Haire
There are many different modes of transport in China

The Last Days of Goa
Tom Thumb

Goa has had a strange history,
Puerto Plata has more than just beaches
Habeeb Salloum

Sosúa,on down the coast is somewhat different. The town and its beach have developed into a resort that is ideal for self-sufficient travellers.

Honeymoon in Marrakech
Charlotte Turner

For me, Marrakech evokes images of shopping in moonlit markets, eating lots of couscous, and its liberated shenanigans of the swinging sixties and seventies.

JAPAN
MEIJIJINGU
Helen Ruggieri
The old Japan, the old ways, will disappear. .
Shibuya No Techno

Shibuy
a defies understanding.

Brian R Wood in Tokyo
MANDY MAND IN JAPAN
you MUST have at least one Louis Vuitton bag, and a Tiffany necklace
Umbrella Etiquette
Helen Ruggieri
As with all things Japanese there is an art to using umbrellas
Harajuku: The Culture of Kawai
Brian Reed Wood
Harajuku a character goods zoo.
Mandy Mand in Japan Pt 2
Wearing a black and white polka dot lace thong was not the best move!

Go for the Stars
Many Mand in Japan - Part 3 The Japanese folk looked on in horror
Mandy Mand in Japan part 5
Okinawa and Tokyo
Let's Go Bowling
Mandy Mand in Osaka
Shinjuku: Empress Dowager of Tokyo
Brian Wood

Good shopping, the best gay bars
The Nogawa Redemption:
Brian R Wood in Tokyo
One of those hidden treasures
Melbourne's Identity Crisis
Brian Wood in Australia

The Symphony of Life Continuing
Brian R Wood on the call to prayer
THAILAND
Yvette Barnett
VIETNAM
Zia Zaman
CAMBODIA
Sharon Leach
MALAYSIA
Zia Zaman
CAMEL RIDING IN EYGPT
Angie Eng
SALAY MINDANAO
Chris Leffler on a feast
COCONUTS IN GOA
Ewan Macaulay
ROAD TO SAGADA
Weng Dotcot
TEACHING IN CHINA
Cath Collins
MACAU
Dave Rich
THAILAND TREKKING
Dave Rich
MEKONG RIVERBOATS
Dave RIch
SIAGON
Kevin Mulcahy
My Pen No Wri-
Hy Lyfe
in Thailand

That’s Par for MYANMAR
Dave Rich
- Military spies lurk everywhere, masquerading as raggedy bums and sloppy drunks.
CAMBODIAN Temples - Killing Fields
Dave Rich

The Terrace of the Elephants, a hundred yards of life-sized elephants popping out of a stone wall ...

(Singapore to Kuala Lumpur by rail)
Jaswinder Kaur
Rail journeys are far more relaxing.

Traveling in Tibet
Julie Vick

In many of the minds of the Chinese, Tibet is just another part of their massive Motherland why wouldn’t Tibetans be happy to be part of it?
Slipping and sliding in Sa Pa
(Northern Vietnam)

Monique Jannssen
'We would spend the night with a local farmer, who was seemingly high on rice wine when we arrived
'



AFGHANISTAN (pre-war)
Oliver Moor
YUGOSLAVIA
S. Macdonald
ZIMBABWE
Nathan Davies
ZIMBABWE PRISONS
INDIAN BEDS
Angie Eng
FLYING WITH ELVIS
Zia Zaman
PUNJAB
FINLANDIA
ANGOLA - CROSSING LINES
Nathan Rabe
ISRAEL
Jim Johnson
MOROCCO
Iam McLaren
VISITING RONNIE BIGGS
Rio in glory days
HITCHING THE WORLD
with Kinga and Chopin
MYANMAR
Angie Eng
NEPAL
Angie Eng
SUMATRA
Angie Eng
PERSIA
James Skinner
BURMA
Hazel Marshall
MYANMAR REDUX
Zia Zaman
ISRAEL
James Campion
ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ADVICE
Dr K McLaren

A girl named Merisa
Murray Walker
in KL
A Place Above the Clouds
Eric D. Lehman
Borneo is Bleeding
Bill Sanders

Ayurveda magic
Viva Sarah Press
At the Somatheeram Resort
Ip-Si -Hanpa
Exam Hell in South Korea
Craig Branch
On Missing Japan
Stewart Clayton is thinking of going back

Sri Lanka
Rosemary North
A Tale of Two Woman
Todhunter on love and the power of Old Monk
Chennai Hell Ride
Colin Todhunter on a dark road
Anyone For Chai?
Todhunter covers the globe
Cricket Dreams
Colin Todhunter can't escape

Don't let the bed bugs bite
Rich Cooper in Australia

The Future of Tourism

A case of Apocalypse Forgotten? Racheal Walker

Searching for the Magic of India

Mark McEvans
...let the little irritants go

Me Mao You Long Time:
Filip Dabrowski

Autumn in Japan
Mandy Mand
cute little Japanese girls running around wearing bat wings
Out There: Nun Junkie
(a slice of life in India)
Viva Sarah Press

Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Colin Todhunter
Pete was adamant - the world functioned like a motorbike
Thirteen Hours to Midnight
Colin Todhunter

They spend their lives waiting
for midnight.

The Festival of Lights
Colin Todhunter on Diwali
Waiting for India
Colin Dines out
On Arriving in Indian Airports
Colin Todhunter on 'Customs'
Rickshaws & Corridors of Power
Colin Todhunter in Bangladesh
Forever Chennai
Colin Todhunter leaving India
Publishing In India
Colin Todhunter
Traveler v Tourist
Joshua Silvent

Dreaming Dubai
Marwan Asmar
I had been to Dubai twice in my life: In 1998 and 2003, the latter was a harrowing experience.
The Rapti River Valley in the Chitiwan Jungle, Nepal…
James Randall Johnson

Today I visited one of the seven Maoist camps organized by the United Nations and spread throughout Nepal.
CANADA
Vancouver Lowdown
Sam North
False Creek
Sam North on high rises
A Walk Down Main Street
Sam North off beat
British Columbia images
Sam North
On Being a Travel Writer
Michael Sean Morris wants to stay home in Vancouver

Rain in Vancouver
Michael S Morris

____________
Exploring Punjabi Roots
Rita Sidhu goes home
I Love India
Rita Sidu
Rowing to the Sun
Anwar Ali on Lake Titicaca

Cape Breton Island
Eric D Lehman * A Winner of our Travel Writing Competition
Perfect Solitude
Richard Meyer on Indian temples dreaming of ancient elegance and elephants
Mexico
Kevin Patterson
Los Palos
Gouthami
in East Timor
you could be on farmland anywhere
The Wallumede
Janice Slater
in Australia
Waiting For India
Colin Todhunter on dining etiquette
Backpacker's Theory of Ugliness
Colin Todhunter in India
Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us About Living
Dean H. Ruetzler
White Lights - Big City
Joe Sinclair in Japan

Hotel Tajikistan
Larry Thompson & a piano player
Led by Destiny
Book extract from' Hitching the World' by Kinga
Why You Travel
Richard Turner
on arriving
Visit London
Explore beyond the centre
Weekend Break in Empuries
Natayla Popova in Spain

Two Days in Country Victoria
Brian Wood in Australia
A Laos Journal
Michael H Green
Listen to the rice grow
Tim Ashby in Laos
Mumbai Madness
Adam Parsons an India greenhorn
Sayonara Japan
Mandy Mand
Hello Oz
Mandy Mand
Backpacker Purgatory
Matt Casey in Bangkok
No Cheating
Tim Pile in India

Cruising to Crete
'Books and Bookends'
James Skinner finally comes ashore
in Santorini a paradise.
Pictures of St Kilda
Graeme Garvey

Letter from Ethiopia
Andrew Rogers
Ferenj do not travel on buses, they go by Landcruiser

Discover Port Vendres
Simon R Newman in France
Hamburg Riots
Tom Fletcher versus the riot police
Stop The World
Owain Treece wants to get off
British Life Now
Jenny Brown in Brighton

An African Honeymoon
Zia Zaman: A Tanzanian Romance
Modern Maputo
Peter Farrell-Vinay on Mozambique

Penn Station
Ari Kaufman

Steel City Renaissance

Ari Kaufman in Pittsburgh
Bushkill Falls
Ari J Kaufman

Tritowns by Ari Kaufman
Crossing America to find the 'Field of Dreams'

Bogota
Ari J Kaufman

Cuba: Salsa Country
Marie-Louise Olsen

Riding the Rails in Los Angeles
Pablo Delgado on the trains

Fantasique: Surviving Summer Kyle MacDonald and a fan
Buenos Airies
The Paris of South America
Susan Fogwell
The Natchez Trail
Ari J Kaufman

Yosemite
Thithiparna Sengupta

Old Montreal

Habeeb Salloum in Canada's most romantic destination

Montreal Winter
Habeeb Salloum underground

The American Inn

Eric D Lehman
The Yuengling Brewery
Eric D Lehman

My Brother & the Water Project
Katie Smith - Dominican Republic
Lucia Lodge
Susan Fogwell in Big Sur

Martinez,CA
Paul Dale Roberts

Maximon
The Saint who likes a drink
Luminita Cuna

Visit Calistoga, CA
Paul D. Roberts goes sideways

San Antonio Aguas Calliente
Luminita Cuna
Guatemala
Saving Mexico's Turtles

Matt Scott 1.11.2005
Ribbons of Highway
Minnesota - Lori Hein

Nicaragua-Nicaragüita
Dr Buitrago and Ruben Dario
Saving Chinandega
Dragons and Rum
Roger Smith in Nicaragua
When the Saints
B Lafe Metz in a Guatemalan Graveyard
Catalina Island
Paul D Roberts

Confronting Deepest Fears
Jenna Orkin against B.C. Bear
The Colors of Cusco
Eric D Lehman in Peru
Volunteer Travel
Nooshin Shabani
Montezuma - Costa Rica
Mariska Van de Linden


Tourismo El Salvador
Nathan Richards
If ever a nation had an undeserved reputation for danger and hostility it would, in my humble opinion, be El Salvador’s.
Choquequirao – Peru
Alex

Choquequirao has taken over from over-crowded Machu Picchu as the true Lost City of the Inca.
Cozumel, Mexico
Dean Borok

“Thank God for the Queen of Spain!” exalted the taxi driver as he sped us down the modern autoroute leading to the south of Cozumel Island.
Brighton Beach
Ulle Trautvag
Enjoy a frosty mug of $4 Baltika beer whose bottles are numbered from 3 to 6 to denote potency; the waiter will ask which number you want.
Morro de Sao Paulo
Annie Lalla
in Brazil
There are no cars here.  You walk everywhere by foot.  All transport of goods is accomplished by wheelbarrows marked "Taxi" on the side with unintentional humour.
 
Washington DC on Foot
A new tour of the National Mall conveys the history that inspired the monuments at a price perfect for any budget: Free -Ben Hindman

Cumberland Gap
Ari Kaufman
Come for a two-day road trip into Scenic Kentucky, another under-rated American state in terms of beauty and history.

Chungking Mansions
Tracey Doxey
ChungKing Mansions nestles in prime location on Nathan Road and it is exactly as the guide books and hostel pre arrival email warned
From Russia with Love
Mark Currie

In the last few years, Thailand's resort destinations have been attracting significant amounts of Russian interest.
Caodai Calling
John M Edwards

I had come all the way to Vietnam to investigate a weird supernatural religion called Caodaism, an attempt to fuse the ideal faith, “a universal religion,” from a potboiled spiritual pho centered on Spritism
Rainwater Ceremony Song
David Calleja
Today is a very important day in the history of Tropangs Dok village,
Mysore Maharajas
Marianne de Nazareth

It was a spur of the moment decision to take a break in Ooty
The Great Wall of China
Joe Tortomasi

"This isn't funny, Teresa. I'm cold and I'm about to wet my thermal underwear"...
Exotic Omo – Tribal Encounters in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley
Linda Barghoorn

Ethiopia’s Omo Valley lies just 300 miles southwest of the frantic, pulsing capital of Addis Ababa, but it might just as well be on another planet. 
Punching & Stick Fighting
Palawan - Philippine islands
Antonio Graceffo
To understand a place, culture or a people you need to integrate yourself into the daily life of the country.
Diwali - Lights and Sounds
Rhonda Ward
The entire city of Mumbai is under attack with the sound of thousands of fire crackers exploding...it lays seige to the city. It is the Diwali
Beijing: a blend of Eastern and Western Cultures
Sava Hassan
A tourist can taste that intriguing historical experience by taking a Hutong Tour and visiting Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall or Bei Hai Park.
Brief Encounter in the Forbidden City - Paul Haire
I sit on my bike and close my eyes, the sun's rays pleasantly warming my face and body, I am oblivious to the throngs of people all around, content in my own world.

Scattered Fragments from India
Annie Lalla
Imagine the diameter at the bottom of a toilet bowl; it was as long as that.  I know because the head touched one side while the tail brushed against the opposite.  He was paddling for his life.
First Contact in India
Annie Lalla
The keyboard I'm typing on is so old I can barely see the letters a sign reads: "browsing 20 rupees per hour.  No discounting, no bargaining of rates will be encouraged."
Ascending Kilimanjaro
Bruce Bailey

Belgrade
Tariq Elkashef quick guide

Tunisian Christmas
Ann Dymond

Cinque Terre, Italy
Amber Turnau

Nabataeans:
The Builders of Petra
Habeeb Salloum

Dublin Days and Wild Nights
Lauren Almey

Venice&Trieste
Wynn Wheldon

Summer Nights in Italy
Raymond Clement goes camping

Le Weekend in Paris
Sam North

Sockburn
Clegg Jenkins
in Dragon Country

Salzburg Ice Caves
Amber Turnau

Sperm Whales in the Azores
Wade Hughes

Torino
'Secrets & Lies' in Italy
Hary Fuller

Last Supper in Kitengela

Josephine Green
Kenya Journey
Menel Ahmed
Kenya Journey
2
Menel Ahmed
Starving In Marrakesh
Babara Foster
Talking in Tongues
Dmetri Kakmi

Madrid Vacation

Paul Dale Roberts
My Uncle the Agent

Kyle MacDonald ride to hell
Journey to Africa's Gate
Andres Mariani

Tunis: Sunshine City Break
Ann Dymond
The Venetian Touch
Jason Murphy

The Austrian Tyrol
David Francis
Exploring Christian Sites in Syria
Habeeb Salloum

The Souks of Aleppo
Habeeb Salloum

Postcard from Crete
Karen Saxby
Ilkley Moor and Hendrix
Alex Clark
Manchester (UK)
Michael Levy
Spain: A Work in Progress
Sam North in the Costas
Temps Perdu

William Spencer in France

Rothenburg - A Medieval Jewel
Susan Fogwell

A Walk by the River
Alex Clark in Leeds
Chamonix in Summer
Susan Fogwell
Pizzo
Raymond Clement in gelato heaven

Dacha to the Adriatic
Melissa Anderson in Castro, Italy

Hermetic Hebden Bridge
Alex Clark in Yorkshire
The 19th Arrondissement
Elizabeth Marx in Paris
Lisbon
Guy Burton
in Portugal
Wainhouse Tower of Spite
Alex Clark - Calder Valley
A Tourist at Olympia
Erid D Lehman
Everyone Loves A Druid
Colleen Luxem

Hoge Veluwe National Park

Stephen Benz in Holland
In Search of Tuscany
Laura Wissing

The Bridge at Remagen
Eva Bell

Romanian Vacation
Peter Robert Dew
Paris & Pain
Beverly Aarons

Liverpool Cultural Capital '08
Colin Todhunter

From Toronto to London
Clive Branson flies BA
Bangor to Belfast
Clive Branson in N.Ireland

A lion at close quarters

Darren Shea- Okovanga Delta
Let's Go to Mauritius
Eugen Englebrecht in Pt Louis
Ancient Tyre
Guy Burton in the city ruins
In Babylon
Guy Lebanon- By bus in Syria
Travel Reading
Guy Burton essentials
In Lebanon
Guy Burton goes backpacking

The Jade Sea
Kathy Sharrad at Lake Turkana
Betty Does the Taj Mahal
Elizabeth Schambacher

Yemen
Betty Schambacher
Day Out in Dartmoor
Natalya Popova

Daytripping in Venice
Chris Thomas

Going Crazy in Noway
Kathy Sharrad loses the plot

________________
Walking the Lake District
Eric D Lehman 9/14/04
From Broughton to Keswick

Cumbria in December
Colin Todhunter climbs Skiddaw

From Vic Falls to Joburg
Kathy Sharrad grabs a lift
Marrakesh in a time of terror

Theresa Hunt
Naxos
Theresa Hunt in Greece
Jeff Clifford's Russian Diary

10 Days in Moscow & St Pete
From Split to Dalmatia

Chris Thompson
Life Between Two Nations

Matt Brown in Africa
A Voyage on The Endeavour

James Skinner at sea
Fiestatime in San Sebastian

Mitchell Pickett
One Bus Short of a Nightmare
Erik Van Bommel in Florence,
Millennium Redemption

Eric D Lehman in London
Hyggelig- Denmark in A Word

Roger Smith

Rock For Fred
Roger Smith in Denmark

Vienna Before Sunrise
Mandy Mand in Austria

The Moroccan School Of Meat

Kyle Macdonald
Khayelitsha 10 Years On
Jack Shenkerin South Africa
The Gardens of Zanzibar
Tariq Adam

The Singing Bed
Larry Thompson in Africa
Saddlesore in Amsterdam
Samantha Derrick lost in the city

Beautiful Krakow
Philip Seddon in Poland

Auschwitz
Philip Seddon

Farewell Concorde

Stewart Mandy on the end of supersonic travel

Tourists in a Death Camp

Chris Thompsom in Terezin
Island Hopping in Greece
Natasha Malinda
Strolling No Man's Land - Bulgaria
Richard Noble at the borderpost

Islam v Consumerism
James Skinner
on the origins of the current conflict

Death in Venice Redux
Nick Richards retraces Aschenbach's steps at The Lido
Tbilisi- Georgia
Patric Gill journeys to Gori, Stalin's birthplace
Divide and Conquer
James Skinner on the disintegration of Euro politics

A Roman Awakening
Richard Palese
Diary of Iceland

Graham Stull
Angel the Hippo
Emma Segus
in Zimbabwe
Sand in my shoes
Karen Eeuwens a strange pang of emptiness

The Swiss Get a Reality Check
John and Silvia Andrews

The Deep End
James Skinner Honarary Consul

A European Century?
Stewart Mandy on the new Europe

The Sinking of The Prestige
James Skinner on the poisoned beaches of Spain

Horsemen, Pink Pelicans and Other Beasts
James Skinner
‘Tomorrow is Colossus day. Prepare thyself for Rhodes’
Old Man Pole
"You need a room?"
Christian Trokey
in Poland

White Lights - Big City
Joe Sinclair in Japan

Thai-Life
Murray Walker in Thailand
Cycling Across Tasmania
Stewart Hughes
Elephanteering in Nepal
Kristine Chandler Madera

Taking the Slow Train
J T Brown in Japan

Across Taklamakan by Rickshaw
Antonio Graceffo
How To Write a Bestseller about India
Colin Todhunter

Have Mask Will Travel

Shaun Davies in China during the Sars epidemic
World Judo Masters in Tokyo

J T Brown is on the mat

Across The Roof of Taiwan

Antonio Graceffo

From Bangkok to Laos
James Evans in Asia

The Best Bars in Thailand
James Evans - a complete guide

Cabo San Lucas
Susan Fogwellin Mexico

Guanajuato & The Mummies
Nickolay Todorov

El Mirador
John Finnegan in Guatemala

Cobá
Habeeb Salloum in Mexico
Medellin, Columbia
Tom Glaister
Best Kept Travel Secret
33 Hours on a Bogata Bus
Dan Gringold



Tiny, Perfect Louisville
Gerald Levitch
Regional American museums get no respect – or hardly any, at least from art lovers.  Nobody goes to Nashville, for example, to explore its art collections.
Travels in Cuba - a cloak and dagger affair
Ruby Weldon

We wanted to see some Cuban countryside, so we decided to take a bus from Havana to Santa Clara, a trip of around 6 hours – give or take.  We'd been strongly advised to buy our tickets in advance.  
Mexican Zip-lining Tour
Lauren Brunck
As we zoom around the bend, kicking up dust from the dirt and gravel path, a tall edifice materializes through the foliage of the jungle.
INKALAND

Zia Zaman in Peru

GLOBAL NOMADS

Lauren Packman in Mexico
GOING GREYHOUND
George Olden
JAMAICA
John Prohaska
SAN JUAN
Alice Kelly
CRUISING THE ISLANDS
Michael Levy
TORONTO QUICK TIME
Oliver Moor
CROWDED PLANET
George Olden
CLIMBING ALASKA
Rett Thomson climbs Denali
BELIZE
Hazel Marshall
CUBA
Rob Burns
CALIFORNIA
When the lights go out
L.A.
Jayne Sharratt
ARGENTINA THE BEAUTIFUL
James Skinner
ARGENTINA IN TROUBLE

Sam North
A CAPE COD MOMENT

Zia Zaman
FLORIDA HURRICANES
Sam North
MIAMI
Sam North
OLD FLORIDA
Sam North
MAGIC KINGDOM
Jayne Sharratt
SPRING BREAK IN FLA
Greg Veis
Miami Paradise?
Stewart mandy
DOMINICA RESORTS
Gene C Palmer
MAUI
Gemma Quinn

ECO-ADVENTURE IN MEXICO
Gemma Quinn on eco-tourism new sensations: the blindfolded sensory tour along a jungle path
ARKANSAS
Karel Sloan
Democracy - still a distant dream for Mexico’s political prisoners
Alice Hutchinson

FALSE CREEK VANCOUVER
Sam North

SAN FRANCISCO 1906
Bonnie Nish
KEY LARGO
Erik R. Trinidad

CANADA
Graeme Garvey
on Canada
PEOPLE IN GLASS HOUSES
The Museum of Glass in Tacoma
Sam North

Chile: A week in the desert
Brian O'Sullivan

On the Inca Trail: Breathing hard
Erik R. Trinidad
altitude sickness is like the morning after a wild college drinking party
Don’t Tread On Me, Argentina
Erik R. Trinidad

GOING
Helen Gilchrist in New Zealand
ARRIVING
WORKING
TIME OFF
FUN
FIJI STOPOVER
DRAGON QUEST IN KOMODO
*
ME MAO - YOU LONG TIME
Filip Dabrowski in China
A STAR IN BORN IN S.W. CHINA
Mark McEvans


AFRICA
Jo Plumridge on Safari
ADOPT A RHINO
LIVING IN THE WILD
BOTSWANA
THE RESERVE
*
AROUND THE WORLD ON A BIKE
Al Humphreys
Damascus-Cairo-Cape Town
BIKE AROUND THE WORLD- 2
Al Humphreys - if I make it to Khartoum I can make it through Africa'.
TIMBUKTU
Larry Thompson
A Passage through MAYOMBE
Brian Wood in the Congo
AFTER DAKAR
Monique Jansen
ZAMBIA
Kevin Mulcahy
Ethiopia - The Call of Harar
Angie Eng
- Harar’s ethnic diversity, simple life and spiritual ambience, makes for the most attractive destination in the Horn of Africa
Marrakech
Amy Chan
Mint tea, dead sheep and Mick Jagger

‘Yes, come. Come. You will now see how we kill the sheep.’
Disbelief of Wonder
Erik R. Trinidad
Evidently the world-famous Stevie Wonder wasn’t known in Africa
ABDULLAH in ZANZIBAR
Alene Ivey

Skylines 01 Travel Writer of the Year
LOOSE PULLEYS
Rosemary North in China

SAVING TURTLES
Rosemary North
SRI LANKA
Rosemary North
NORTH CYPRUS
Rosemary North

Colin Todhunter in India
From Copenhagen to Byron Bay:
A tale of two women

"In India first you get married and then you work these things out."
Poison Kiss
Colin Todhunter finds himself the unexpected 'star' of an Indian movie.
The unique experience of going
to the gym in India

Colin Todhunter

Me, God and Jerry Seinfeld
Colin Todhunter

I got the impression that he thought he was a living God.
All Aboard the Tamil Nadu Express:
Colin Todhunter in India
He had met a woman in the hotel, and was totally mad about her
Chennai Tax Office and the Trail of the Banana Pancake
Colin Todhunter - our man in India
Love on Triplicane High Road
Colin Todhunter

I found women with love in their eyes, and women with flowers in their hair, but not both together.
Conversations on an Indian train
Colin Todhunter in Madras
'I knew that it was wise not to be drawn into debate in public
Travelling through time...

Colin Todhunter in India
Asian Times

Colin Todhunter on global news
Frankly My Dear,
I Don't Give A Dharma

Laal Gadger on teaching EFL
in India
CITY OF MYSORE
Train from Bangalore
Zia Zaman
INDIA
Mark Bass

America’s Bali Ha’i
First impressions of O’ahu
Clive Branson
Approaching Hawaii, the islands look like dark green apparitions of barnacles suspended above a haze of sea.
The Dust of Ayacucho
Emily Hopkins
Floating in the warm wind, the mixture of laughter, music, and unfamiliar languages swam through the air.
Chile High and Dry
Laguna Verde, El Norte Chico
Roger Smith

Here, at the top of the world, you cannot help gasping. There is the altitude, 4,328 meters, to be sure. The air is as thin, dry, and uninspiring as gallows humor. That makes you gulp for air, though, not gasp.
Mountain Seoul
Nick Doenges

Up up up into the forests outside Seoul following Anna
Farewell Broadlands
Colin Todhunter on Chennai's most selective hotel

A Walk in Lumpini Park

Ryan Humphries in Thailand
Where The Spirits Dwell
Anthony Maddalena in Malaysia
Joining Indicorps
Reva Sharma volunteers

Treking with Bokor Rangers
Antonio Graceffo in Cambodia
Outriggers of Hong Kong
Antonio Graceffo

Tonle Sap Lake Boatpeople
Antonio Graceffo in Cambodia
Hong Kong Climbing
Antonio Graceffo

On Learning Khmer
Antonio Graceffo

Running Away in Taipei
Pam Klicki

Guns and whammo in Cambodia
Eben Strousse gets way off the beaten track

Moenjodaro
Afar A Khan
in Pakistan
Monkey Breakfast
Eben Strousse on risky eating
Bikes, Boats & Boxing Gloves
Antonio Graceffo

The Road to Siem Reap
Antonio Graceffo

Bokator Khmer - The Ancient form of Cambodian Martial Arts
Antonio Graceffo
11.01.05
Sagada
Jody White under curfew

Malaysian Memories
Savita Iyer

Hardcore Backpacker
Guy Burton in Antakya

Exploring an Inner World
Anushka Rao goes to Japan

Teaching India to Read

Reva Sharma with Pratham
on the station platforms

India Possessed
Colin Todhunter

Nightmare in Paradise
Colin Todhunter in Goa

Himalaya: Valley of Flowers

Patha De Sarkar
Samurai Blues

Sam Barnes - Japan keeps cool

The Monk from Brooklyn
Antonio Graceffo

The Pchum Ben Festival
Antonio Graceffo

A King is Crowned in Cambodia
Antonio Graceffo

Old Bejing
Habeeb Salloum

Along the Mekong
Dan Pendergrass decodes the mystery of travellers

India 1945
A soldier's memoir

Dog Story Tamil Nadu '82
Stewart Hughes

Candyfloss on a winter's day
Darren Skelton in China

Cairns
the opposite of Culture -Rich Cooper
Polo with Elephants
Antonio Graceffo in Thailand

Nights at the YHA Cairns
Rich Cooper

Canberra- The Elusive City
Martin Davies

Crisis in Nepal

Marie Louise Olson
The Children of the Garbage Fields Phnom Phen
Antonio Graceffo

Paddling the Maekok River

Antonio Graceffo in Thailand
Becoming the Character
Antonio Graceffo on travelwriting & Hemingway

Khmer Martial Arts Movies
Antoni Graceffo with E Pho Thong

Chicken Fighters
Antonio Graceffo in Phnom Phen

Tokyo Reject
Catanzariti

Life Changes at the Edge of the World
*
Racheal Walker in Cambodia
Four Tours and A Love Affair

Joe Sinclair in Kom Tum *

Yangshou
Lydia Smith in China
*
100 Reasons to visit Tokyo
Barry Dunstall

First Impressions of India

Sukrit Sabhlok

Only In Mumbai
Anne Young

The Green Grass of Korea

Dannielle Kravetsky
Vietnam Escapes Now

Baghdad vacations tomorrow
Racheal Walker
Climbing Annapurna

Bimal Gurung

Sometimes I Lay Awake Nights
Nathan Rabe - USA in Asia
Cambodia

Past and Present- James Evans

Cambodia Without Cliches
Rach
eal Walker
One Fine Day in the Badlands
Ari j Kaufman

Driving Deep South
Ari Kaufman -USA

Guatemala: Primavera Del Ixcan
Katie Thayer

Downtown Bogota
Annie Taylor

Virgin Gorda Football Authority
Richard Corwin

Greyhound Day
The Places in between
M.Joseph Hunt



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