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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Only as an end user, I went travelling for nearly 2.5 years
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Kenya, Malawi (and malaria), Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, India
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, India, China, everywhere I haven't been yet. As well as the places I have.
Other travel / language expertise?
Learning Spanish, teaching English in Mexico, keen photographer

Alex and I decided to go travelling at the end of 2008. We were in our mid-30s and felt our quite reasonable lives needed a bit of shaking up. It was Alex's idea to go in the end, but I definitely dropped a few hints.


We weren't sure how long we'd be gone but we planned to let the final flight home on our round the world ticket expire after the year was up. It did. The rest will follow.

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Climbing Mount Kenya

An eight year old can climb Mount Kenya is what they say. No eight year old that I ever want to babysit. 

First, we acclimatised at Mountain Rock's Bantu Lodge which reminded me of Picnic On Hanging Rock with it's sprawling gardens dappled by the shade of tall trees, beneath which a party of boarding school girls made merry at the end of a school trip. When we wandered a little too far round the back of the lodge, things turned just a teensy bit Texas Chainsaw… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 10:44am — 4 Comments

There's Something Wrong With My Face - Update

For all these years, it seems I was wasting my money on Neutragena, Clearsasil and all those other spot treatments and anti-bacterial washes. Apparently, what I should have been using all along is TCP antiseptic cream. Not only has my skin calmed down a lot, I smell fabulous.

Posted on July 6, 2011 at 6:38am

Pamoja Trust Farewell

March 29th 2009, 15:38

How much help we could really be would always be in question. They certainly didn’t learn as much from me as I did from them, although Alex had a queue of people wanting him to do to their computer what he’d done for others. But that was not reflected in their send off for us, which was more appreciative than I’ve ever experienced in my entire working life. We even featured in one of the songs they sang and danced…


Posted on June 30, 2011 at 3:14pm

Pamoja Trust, Nairobi

Kids living in one of Nairobi's 183 slums


February 27th 2009, 12:30

The next Monday, just like the rest of you, we were at work for 9am. And, as working weeks do all over the world, they have flown by. As I type, we…


Posted on June 30, 2011 at 11:38am

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At 1:00pm on March 30, 2011, EnLinea Media said…
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