First two weeks back on the road (Xinjiang and Kazakhstan)

At last the winter had passed and it was time to get back to spending my days outside, on the road on Stella. Although I enjoyed my time in Urumqi, ...

(Almost) Mugged in Mongolia

Thus far, on all my travels I have been very lucky in meeting mostly amazing people. Even travelling through West Africa I was never threatened or  felt in too much ...

Where am I now?

If you're interested you can follow my progress (or lack of) of my ride back to the UK. Click on the link below to see where I am.

Spotlight

Reflections on two months in Russia.

As you've probably noticed I update very rarely these days. Part of ...

To Chita: 2,000odd kms of Hills, Mosquitos, friendly locals and wilderness

I left Khabarovsk excited about what lay ahead. I wasn't too sure what ...

Shimonoseki to Kyoto

I was looking forward to Japan. It had always conjured up very ...

Back on the road! First stop: South Korea.

After two and half years the day that I had been waiting ...

Reflections on the past 2 and a half years in China.

As I write this I am laying down in an abandoned apartment ...

A journey into North Korea

It's been such a long time since I've been on the road ...

A long way home… The Evolution of my bike.

So here it is at last. The evolution of my bike (still ...

Chinese New Year in Harbin

I wasn't prepared to spend my second Chinese New Year in Dalian, ...

Reflections on my 7 day juice fast.

So I've just completed a 7 day juice fast. Why you ask? ...

The young and Old – Faces from Nepal.

I have spent more time In Nepal than in any other country, ...

Culture Shock! The Public Washroom…

So, as we all know every country has different cultures. Things which ...

Enter The Dragon… How I spent my Chinese New Year Eve.

So, how did I spend my Chinese New Year's Eve you ask? ...

Waiting at Shanghai airport… A quick update!

So, I sit here at Shainghai airport and I realise just how ...

Summary of 2011…

So, 2011 is coming to an end... What does this mean? To ...

Out and about in Dalian climbing Dàhēishān (大黑山), devouring a BBQ and singing Karaoke with my students.

So I've been in China now for almost a month. It's strange ...

A glimpse of Dalian…

So, as you know I've re-located to China. Dalian is in Chinese ...

Top Ten Travel Experiences: No. 02, Liberia: A day of epic frustration… (Feb 2010)

This is a more recent memory, still (painfully) clear. Looking back I ...

The latest chapter: On the road to teaching English in Dalian.

For all my loyal followers (I'm sure there must be one or ...

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A Saturday stroll in Mysore reveals more than the eye can see.

Upon starting our Saturday walk the first thing I noticed was that I was walking considerably faster than everyone else. I usually go the lake every afternoon for a walk so I’m in the habit of walking fast as an exercise rather than an observational outing. However, I did manage to notice some interesting things […]

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Prasarita Padottanasana: My least favourite asana

I would like to talk about the asana ‘Prasarita Padottanasana’. I am choosing this asana not because I like it, but because it’s one of my least favourite! Since I started practicing Yoga i have always found this asana particularly difficult, and one of the reasons why I have been attracted to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga […]

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The link between Gastrointestinal inflammation and depression

We have all heard the proverb “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. This is a tongue in cheek expression suggesting that if a woman is well versed in the kitchen then this will translate to a man falling in love with her. Perhaps what this is really suggesting is that a […]

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The importance of Bananas

All fruit contains vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to one’s health, however there are several reasons why Bananas stand out and should be a part of every person’s daily diet. I will discuss a few of the main reasons below. Bananas are a good source of Potassium. 100g of Bananas contain 358mg of Potassium. […]

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A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk

A warm welcome to Russia: Vladivostok to Khabarovsk It was a long and expensive wait to get my Russian visa, so to be finally arriving in Vladivostok, the famous Russian city of the east, was a little surreal. I was admitedly nervous though about passing through immigration. I hadn’t solid proof of exit as I […]

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