San Francisco – A Brief Visit

For a long time I have wanted to visit California, especially San Francisco and LA, mostly thanks to the Punk Rock band Rancid, who sing about the locations around their home a lot. So when my flight back to Canada went via this city, I couldn’t resist booking an extra long stopover and having a […]

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The Tour Guide FAQ

There are a few questions we get asked a lot as a guide, so I thought I’d write a little bit to quell that curiosity. Some of these are personal to me, but a lot of them will be accurate for guides across Europe. How long have been a guide? This is my second year […]

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A Bit More of Sydney Pt.2

Continued from Part 1 Vivid Sydney The Vivid event takes over Sydney for a couple weeks each year, and if you’re lucky enough to be in the area at the time, it’s highly recommended. There’s lots of spots that join in, from huge projections on the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge through to a […]

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A Bit More of Sydney Pt.1

Many years after first visiting Australia an invitation that couldn’t be refused arrived. So an elaborate plan was formed – India, Sydney, Myanmar and back to the UK. Not the simplest route, but one that just about worked out. Having been to Sydney before, this trip was about pushing out of the normal tourist spots […]

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Download Festival

I’ve been to plenty of music festivals in my time; Weekenders like Reading, Hevy, Beautiful Days, Buddha Fields and even the tiny Plymouth Festival, plus a load of one-dayers such as Hit the Deck and Slam Dunk, but this was the first time I experienced the biggest specifically Rock and Metal fest in the UK. […]

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Rhodes, Island of Castles Pt.2

So after a couple hectic days in Rhodes, I was ready for a couple more. My hotel was definitely average, but nice and cheap, and provided a pretty decent breakfast. Enough to get me back on my quad and on the road again, this time heading south to the very end of the island. Prasonisi […]

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Rhodes, Islands of Castles Pt.1

Using a bit of time off from the Busabout Greek Island Hopper I visited Rhodes, one of the largest of the Greek islands, closer to the Turkish mainland than Greece but only a short (and cheap) flight away from Athens. I arrived in the morning, and immediately jumped on the bus into Rhodos, or Rhodes […]

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