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Spontaneity and dessert – my travel indulgences

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in Reviews and Opinion | 9 comments

Spontaneity and dessert – my travel indulgences
This post is part of the TravelBelles´ Across the Cafe Table feature! Visit the TravelBelles site to see more.

For me, a new place means a chance to do things I wouldn´t normally do. When I´m travelling, I feel free. Nobody knows me, I´m thousands of miles from home, and I want to make every travel experience incredible.

So I do things I wouldn´t normally do, I eat things I deny myself at home, I go with my instincts, I´m spontaneous. After all, what´s stopping me? OK, so that dessert may be more calories than is really necessary, but I know that tomorrow I´ll be outside, walking the streets of a city, hiking in the mountains, maybe even paragliding or kayaking, so I´m sure to burn them off.

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Starry-Eyed Africa Roundup

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Reviews and Opinion | 0 comments

Starry-Eyed Africa Roundup

Photo courtesy of Jo Woods

So, the two-week Africa theme is over, and what a fabulous two weeks it has been. It sounds stupid, but even though part of the point of it was to show that this amazing and complex continent cannot be defined or described in simple terms, I thought that I might be able to show a lot more of it in two weeks. At the start, a fortnight felt like a luxurious amount of time, but before long, the days were slipping away at an alarming rate and I only managed a few feature pieces, which in no way adequately portray all that is Africa. I hope that you can accept these weaknesses and that what is here has in some way opened your eyes and has left you wanting to discover more.

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