What are dynamos and why do you need one? Dynamos are ingenious cycling components, generally taking the form of a wheel hub, that allow you to harness some of the […]
Tom and I have now been on the road for what is approaching four weeks. It has been an exciting and joyful journey so far, though not without its […]
I have now written two semi-comprehensive posts about choosing and equipping your perfect bicycle for cycle touring. I thought it would be helpful to follow these up with a post […]
So the day has finally arrived. It has come around quickly. We are off. In the air. Next stop, Alaska. This photo is from my iPhone during a training […]
I fly out to Alaska on Wednesday so am having a busy last few days sorting everything out for the next two months I’ll be on the road. Two months […]
In my previous post I mentioned the various different genres of bicycle that are commonly used for long distance cycling and cycle touring. Here I will discuss the different options […]
It is almost 3 years since this point. Tom and I had just cycled over 3000 kilometres around Europe and were about to hop on to the ferry home. It […]
Exploring up and down the cobbled hill-town of Frigiliana, Spain.
Being dwarfed by the impressive towers of the Grand Palace, Bangkok.
An impressive sunset during a short cycle tour to Durham from Manchester.
The sun setting over the Isis after a lovely sunny rowing session.
An action shot of Wat Arun from the river, Bangkok.
Cycling is such a good mode of travel, it is slow enough that you can take in your surroundings but fast enough that you can cover significant distances if you […]
One of the largest, and probably one of the most colourful markets in the world. A maze of roads, people, and colours.
It’s always fun taking different forms of transport while you’re travelling.
So it has actually been a while since I have written a post detailing what is going on in my life and what my current plans are moving forward. This […]
So much sky.
So many golden Buddhas around the temple.
Every temple is intricate and interesting in its own way.
Such a great peaceful view of Bangkok at the top of the Golden Mount, although there is quite a few steps up to the top!
It is so much fun to wander about the streets of Chiang Mai at night. Many bargains can be had at the markets too!
As I mentioned in a previous post I received one of these for Christmas. Mine was probably pretty cheap as it was given away at a conference. However it performs […]
He just wanted to say ‘hi’.
It wasn’t raining but they were just shy.
Okay so ‘Boris bikes’ have been around for a good few years in London now. They’ve even made their way to far flung reaches of the world, climbed mont Ventoux […]
While trekking through the jungle we had to cross many fast flowing rivers, fortunately we made it across this one without getting too wet!
So Christmas has been and gone away for another year now. I hope you all had a great time celebrating and spending time with your families. I thought I would […]
Trekking through the jungle in Northern Thailand, looking out over to the mountains where our guide was born in Burma.
The sun was getting low as we finished our epic journey from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, one long day of travelling on almost every form of transport.
Mae Haad, Koh Pha Ngan. Definitely one of the best beaches I have visited. The snorkelling is amazing with reef sharks, turtles, and whole shoals of exotic fish! Although I […]
One of my favourite photos of this year, taken at Sunset on Sunset Beach, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand. Happy New Year!
A view of Alhambra Palace from the Sacromonte gypsy caves.
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting increasingly short. The trees have long since waved good-bye to their leaves. The temperature has plummeted. Despite all these negative […]
The Crumbling Temple
Reflections, the calm water showing how peaceful the temple is.
Intricate carvings inside the palace, Alhambra, Granada
Strong rocks, worn away by the ever-powerful wind.
Nighttime flower market, Bangkok
When I visited Thailand in the summer I left with no plan of what I was doing with my three and a half weeks, I had only booked accommodation for […]
Democracy Monument, Bangkok
Many items are essential when you are travelling or backpacking and many of those I will not list here as then this would become a tedious list of obvious items. […]
Looking up to the town of Frigiliana, Andalucia.
Thai food is outstanding. It is everywhere in Thailand and offers an amazing way to understand the culture. Different places have different local dishes and flavours. There are also the […]
Elephant Trekking in Northern Thailand
It’s nigh impossible to visit Thailand without stepping inside a few Wats. They are everywhere you go and some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the country so […]
Standing like giants, the impressive limestone of El Torcal.
A butterfly farm near Chiang Mai, Thailand.
When travelling in Thailand I was taken aback by how happy and smiley the nation was. If you give anybody a smile they will smile back and if you are […]