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view of Half Dome from Upper Yosemite Falls hike
Destinations North America USA

Yosemite: A veritable eden

“It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more butiful than any built by the hand of man.” – President Teddy Roosevelt. The cliffs close in on you, as if you’re going down a bright…

Destinations North America USA

Travelling Hawaii: Oahu

Hawaii. Palm trees and blue skies. Leis on arrival and hula dances at night. Surfing galore and a dose of luaus on the side. It paints a pretty picture, huh? And Oahu can be gorgeous, when the sun is shining,…

tourist in texan shooting range
Destinations North America USA

A tourist in a Texan shooting range

Some of you who know me a little better may be intrigued and slightly disturbed by this post’s title. Alas, it is as it seems. Despite heavy protestations, my Houstonian friend insisted I experience all of Texas’s fabulous culture,…

palacio de bellas artes in mexico city
Destinations Mexico North America

What not to miss in Mexico City

Mexico’s capital city requires mental and physical preparation. You have to be tough on the ground and in spirit to handle the hordes that frequent the streets. Mexico City, more commonly referred to by locals and travellers as DF…

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San Cristobal de las Casas

San Cristobal de las Casas. The name sounds like church bells chiming on a brisk Sunday morning (although more commonly whilst I was there it was constant festive cannons and fireworks that woke me up). It oozes charm and…

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Valladolid: Swimming in cenotes

Richly pink orchid petals fell from a tree overhead, decorating the surface of the water and attracting dragonflies that hummed close to my head. High above, a flock of swallows flew in synchronised circles beneath the cavern roof. Catfish…