Category: World

Iceland – Waterfalls, Water Spouts and Views from a Rift

Wow! What a day! Actually it began with a morning of rafting down a great river in the wilderness, unfortunately this is very camera unfriendly… Fortunately I hired a water camera and will upload when developed πŸ˜€ But what awaited down the road was incredible.. A truly wow moment for a man like me… Gullfoss Falls, Iceland (Golden falls). Yes. It really is one of those ‘a photo doesn’t do it justice’ places. A huge 2 step falls that from whatever angle or distance gives an aura of magnificence. From the viewing platform high above you cannot see where...

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Iceland – The Blue Lagoon

Well, what a start….. and … relax πŸ™‚ At 12.30 pm today I was still in Manchester, what surprised me was that I ended up in this volcanic water paradise of Iceland within 4 hours. The fresh air and paradise in the geothermal waters of Blue Lagoon Iceland. Absolutely relaxing and to think you are surrounded by the pure Icelandic, volcanic countryside. How does it work? Well the seawater goes 2000m underground and meets the the heating force from deep inside. At this depth the temperature is 240Β°C/464Β°F and the pressure is 36 times the pressure on the earth’s...

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The Diversity of Argentina

A couple of years ago I took on Mt Aconcagua, the highest Mountain in South America, high in the Andes. Although that was 3 weeks spent trekking up on high I did notice whilst passing through that Argentina is one top place to explore. At the time i was showing you ice, peaks, wine and steaks πŸ™‚ But let’s look a little deeper. Where first? Of course the capital, Buenos Aires itself has enough to keep you going for the length of an average holiday but if you want to see more, there are incredibly comfortable coaches that can...

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Uluru, Australia – A Landmark of Culture and Awe

Landing in the outback and seeing Uluru with my own eyes for the first time is something I shall not forget in a hurry I tell you.Β  I had heard that photos do not do it justice and yes it is very very true. Uluru is a huge majestic sandstone rock rising up out of the flat desert in central Australia. The nearest town is 280 miles away (Alice Springs). One thing I must point out, some of you friends that know me will naturally be expecting me to climb it. I will not. Uluru has a large spiritual...

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Vietnam by Train and Bicycle

I travel on foot a lot and of course a lot by plane but there are the times I have the need for rail travel. Forget about the grind of a daily commute and I have had my eyes opened in the past on some fantastic rail journeys. There is one person I have met that has taken this travel to a passion and in fact has travelled the world over by train – @QunoSpotter. Sophie loves to write about her travels on the tracks and the people she meets. I am honoured she is able to say a...

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Tenerife – El Teide, Climbing To The Top of Spain

Mt Teide, Tenerife. The summit of which stands at 3,718 m (12,198 ft), which makes it the highest point in Spain. Today was my day for getting the old boots on and wandering up there. Heading away from the coast and upwards towards the start point you are hit by the striking and different scenery the whole of Teide National Park has to offer. Even shortly after setting off up the mountain on foot the lunar landscape of this volcanic region becomes all too apparent. Different shades volcanic soil and rock lighting up your path. After wandering around and...

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