Nature calling

A stormy Icelandic adventure

I’ll admit it initially took a fair bit of convincing myself to travel to the freezing cold country of Iceland in the middle of winter. But when I weighed up the chance to cross out a few things on my bucket list, like seeing the northern lights and glacier trekking, it seemed like a no-brainer. Or, so I thought! Planning the week long solo trip…

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Cosy Castle Combe

A long weekend in the Cotswolds

One of the resolutions I made this year was to explore more of the UK. It occurred to me as I jetted off abroad last year that perhaps I’ve overlooked some of the amazing sites in my own country, many of which are barely a few hours drive away from home. While it does take a fair bit of convincing myself to get outdoors in…

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The Videos

A six-part film of my 2016 Asian adventure

Well, it only took a year, but this week I uploaded the final video instalment covering my 2016 overland adventure from Milton Keynes to Singapore. I didn’t initially set out to create a travel film but figured I’d assemble all the various clips and images together into an 80 minute documentary of my experience. All the video was shot on an iPhone 6S (which yielded…

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My vegan dilemma

Part one of my vegan journey

The new year marked the start of a challenge for over 100 000 people to abide by a vegan lifestyle for a month, commonly known as ‘Veganuary’. If you’re one of those participating, you have my best wishes on a very positive endeavour for both your own and the planet’s health. My own journey on this path started in the summer of 2016. But it’s…

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An electrifying new companion

Building my new PC

Seemingly on my to-do list for the past 12 years, over the last few months I’ve finally got around to building my own PC. My aging MacBook has been crying enough. To be fair though, I have tormented it over the last 6 years. Not long after unboxing, I dissected the CD drive with the intention of replacing it with a hard drive, and broke…

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One More Light

Reflecting on the passing of Chester Bennington

I remember the day well. It was a sunny Thursday evening at Cutty Sark where I treated myself to a pizza at Zizzi’s after work. As I flicked through my Facebook feed, I recall the dumbstruck feeling when reports circulated online about Chester Bennington’s suicide. At first, I thought it was a prank; sadly celebrity deaths are often faked to generate a buzz. But this…

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Lessons from a backpacking adventure

10 ways riding solo changed my life

Before I departed on my overland trip through Asia last July, one of my greatest anticipations – aside from visiting many incredible countries – was to write this blog post at the very end. I was keen to know how this experience would change me. To justify it to the various curious people, I described this as an adventure “within” and a “character building experience”….

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All the finer details

Where I went, how I got there and what I took with me

    When I wasn’t exploring new towns, trekking or doing any of the countless activities over the past few months, I’d usually pick up my phone or tablet in the dead of night and write about my observations. Typing feverishly about the adventures wasn’t just a way of telling friends, family and colleagues that I was still alive and well, but a chance for me…

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