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Dodgy travel trends for 2012

Fancy a Stupification in 2012? How about a bit of McTouring, or a Statuscation? Continue reading

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11 countries in one minute

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The world’s most dangerous airports

They say that, statistically, the safest way to travel is by air. Not if you’re flying into one of these…

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The Greatest Travel Films

No time to get out on the road yourself? Watch someone else doing it instead. Here, in no particular order, are our top five travel films…

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Bethlehem by Bus

The point of this blog is that travelling is more about the journey than the destination; the thrill of relying on your instincts, experiencing the world, engaging with people. A journey is travel for travel’s sake.

I’ve made a few epic journeys during my own relatively modest travelling career. The next, and possibly the most difficult (and which will be chronicled on this blog) will be a lengthy jaunt across South Wales, purely using local bus services. It will start at Cardiff’s Lowther Road and conclude – with Christmas being just round the corner — at the tiny, remote village of Bethlehem, Carmarthenshire. Continue reading


The World’s Greatest Festivals: Bun Bang Fai, Thailand

Booze, reckless behaviour and high explosives: a fireworks display, Isaan-style… 

Photo by Santo Chino via Flickr

Around the beginning of the rainy season in Thailand’s bucolic north east, drunken men climb 50-foot scaffolds to prepare rockets – usually consisting of a nine-foot plastic drainpipe stuffed with gunpowder – before lighting the fuse and running for their lives before the crudely constructed missiles surge into the sky, amid frenzied cheers from the assembled spectators.

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Backpacking to the future

What happens if you go backpacking around Southeast Asia using a 37 year old guidebook? Interesting article on CNNGo…