Category: Travel

Neuschwanstein Castle

I wrote this maybe 2008 or so. I never knew about this castle until 1992, though I had seen it on telly many times without realising. In 1992 I took three weeks or so holiday and headed off around Europe with an Interrail card in my pocket. After visiting my relatives in Holland I made…

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Contiki Coach Tour of Europe 1990

This was written in 2008 or so. The trip in 1990. 3 week holiday travelling around Europe in a bus 18 to 35 year olds. So I had to get from Thetford, Norfolk, UK to Russell Square, London first. By coach and then tube. In my early days of travel I took a massive suitcase…

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Bitten by the Goa bug

My first trip to India 1994. Nothing had quite prepared me for this. The visa office had been a soft introduction to the Indian way, but Bombay international airport was something else. I knew I needed to get to the domestic airport but the map seemed to tell me that I could walk outside and…

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Interrail Europe 1992

This little travelogue was written some years back perhaps 2008 or so. In 1992 I got an Interail ticket from Norwich City (UK) train station a few days later I got on a ferry at Felixstowe bound for Holland and a three week train journey from Amsterdam to Corfu and back again. What is Interail?…

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Boom Festival 2012

I went to the Boom Festival in 2010 and again in 2012. 2010 was ok, as they didn’t oversell the event and it was a pleasant amount of people. 2012 was a different matter. I tacked the 2012 event on to the end of my conservation expedition to Indonesia, probably a bad move. I left…

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Caffeinated in Woolwich

Written in 2018. This non-fiction is a response to the non-fiction piece “Lights Out For the Territory” by Iain Sinclair where he follows the same route in the 1980’s. Written for my degree in a mini-book for the degree which was on Amazon for a little-while, now unpublished. We sit in deep faux leather sofas…

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