17th May 2015
Returning to Cusco… this time so most og the group can make one of the treks around Machu Picchu. Their are only two of us, myself and Wayne not...
22nd April 2015
The Galápagos Islands are one of the most spectacular and famous wildlife havens in the world… that’s what the blurb says… it’s also expensive! Our Odyssey group divided into...
18th December 2014
At the southern end of Los Glaciares National Park sits El Calafate, a much bigger and more developed town. The big attraction here is the Perito Mereno Glacier, one...
6th June 2014
The 15th century city of Bukhara was a major trading center for silk and spices. Today it is the backdrop for the annual Silk to Spice Festival. A three...
28th April 2014
With overcast, cloudy weather it is time to venture indoors. Hagia Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul. From...
21st October 2011
After overnighting at Eupa we drive a few kilometers to visit a Himba village. The Himba are an ethnic group of about 30,000 to 50,000 people living in northern...
31st December 2014
The truck is sick and has been for the last 4 days. This is the second time this has happened and so we are stuck in Punta Arenas. It’s now…
27th December 2014
If you’re visiting Patagonia then the one place you have to trek is to the foot of the Torrese de Paine. The spectacle scene at sunrise as the sun strikes…
25th December 2014
We’re at a campsite with a stunning view of Cuernos del Paine. Not much to do except drink and take pics. There are 20 of us which means the truck…
23rd December 2014
After four days we are leaving Ushuaia and traveling northwards to Puerto Arenas crossing the Magellan Straits. We are still using public transport so the journey will take appropriately 12…
20th December 2014
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world and is often referred to as The End of the…
18th December 2014
At the southern end of Los Glaciares National Park sits El Calafate, a much bigger and more developed town. The big attraction here is the Perito Mereno Glacier, one of…
16th December 2014
After yesterday’s trek I decided I would try and walk to Laguna de Los Tres that lies at the foot of Cerro Fitz Roy. This is a longer walk with…
15th December 2014
At last some scenery as we arrive in the tiny town of El Chaltén which is in the Los Glaciares National Park and the gateway to some fantastic treks. I…
10th December 2014
There is very little to see on the journey southwards so it gives everybody a chance to get to know one another and settle in to the routine of bush…
9th December 2014
Departing Buenos Aires we will use the next 5 days to travel south, breaking our journey at Puerto Madryn for a couple days to go whale watching or hugging sea…
5th December 2014
Arrived in Buenos Aires safely after over a 13 hour flight from London. British Airways cut me a good deal and upgrade me to Business for 17 000 Avios (air miles)….
29th July 2014
Halfway across the Taklamakan Desert heading for Turpan. Long drive days 10 – 12 hours with temperatures nearly up in the forties centigrade. 🙂 Turpan is China’s Death Valley. At…
23rd July 2014
The Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are an outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from…
27th June 2014
Torugart Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,752 m located in the Tian Shan mountain range on the border between the Naryn Province of Kyrgyzstan and…
26th June 2014
For more than a thousand years, Kashgar was a key city along the Silk Road, the 7,000-mile trade route that connected China’s Yellow River Valley with India and the Mediterranean….
Exploring the World
28th May 2015
One of the world’s most unique lakes, Laguna Colorada. The 15,000-acre salt lake is less than three feet deep and a brilliant red color due to the variety of algae...
20th December 2014
Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. It is commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world and is often referred to as The End of the...
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