Mountains, rivers, and sights to give you shivers.

I once said I would never tell anybody about Bovec, Slovenia. This was entirely out of selfishness. I wanted to preserve the mountains, rivers, forests, canyons I was amazed that there could still be such pristine places. I’m breaking that promise to myself now, because I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes people happy, … Continue reading Mountains, rivers, and sights to give you shivers.



Mallorca isn’t all drugs, sex and rock and roll. Some people actually live there, and they need roads. I’m not sure what it is about this picture that makes me so happy, possibly it’s reminiscent of an American feel-good movie, or maybe it’s just reminiscent of a holiday in the sun with my friends. All … Continue reading Mallorca

Journey to Ceylon

With my rugby team as an end of year trip, I was fortunate enough travel to Sri Lanka. CWW stand sfor Classroom Without Walls. Here is the article I wrote for the schools online newspaper, The Lions Journal. I’m off again this Saturday but there shall be more to come! After nearly 24 hours of travel … Continue reading Journey to Ceylon


Beijing Blues

They say that olives are an acquired taste. That you have to eat twelve of them before you start to enjoy them. After forcing down twelve, through either magic or some kind of perverse Stockholm syndrome, you realise you want more olives. Such is life in Beijing. Some take to the sprawling metropolis like ducks … Continue reading Beijing Blues


Where Things Change

Istanbul is a city of change. Its name has changed as the empires and republics it was home to rose and fell. Asia changes to Europe when you sail across the Bosphorus Strait which cleaves the city in two. What changed for me during my visit there was my view of travel, my first step … Continue reading Where Things Change


Mountains and Forebearance

Switzlerand is wasted on those who do not visit the mountains. With this in mind, this weekend eight fairly incompetent teenagers embarked on a  five hour hikefrom Glarus Bahnhof to a campsite on the idyllic Klöntalersee. The journey was beautiful, serene and at times somewhat surreal, but it was also somewhat ineffable, no matter which … Continue reading Mountains and Forebearance


It Would Be A Really Good Idea If…

This story comes from the winter of 2012. I was fifteen years old and I was staying with a group of other students in a hotel on the shores of Lake Bosomtwe just outside of Kumasi. Lake Bostomtwe was beautiful and warm, it was almost perfectly round, having been created by a meteorite.strike several million … Continue reading It Would Be A Really Good Idea If…