Travelling in the 90s: Naples and Pompeii

It must be time for an actual trip, right? Well, not today... Today I'm knocking off the penultimate post of my Travelling in the 90s series, which features extracts from my 1993-1994 travel journal -- complete with bad photos. I've enjoyed reliving this trip, which was my first overseas adventure. (It also remains the longest, … Continue reading Travelling in the 90s: Naples and Pompeii

Hiking the Three Capes Track

So, I went hiking a couple of weeks ago. (Yep.) And, despite apprehension about my general fitness, I survived four days of schlepping around the Tasman Peninsula with only a few blisters and a mild case of sunburn. (I did wonder a few times -- muscles burning, lungs wheezing -- what the hell I was … Continue reading Hiking the Three Capes Track

Mongolia Journal ~ 3 Getting into the swing of things (with eagles!)

This is the third edited extract from my Mongolia Journal, covering days 3 and 4 of my two-week horse trek. With photos! 27 June 2015 Lunch stop - Day 3 We’re at lunch in a long flat valley with a train line and a town in the distance. The night was wild and cold, and … Continue reading Mongolia Journal ~ 3 Getting into the swing of things (with eagles!)