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    Of Love and Libertad in Mexico

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Of Love and Libertad A lazy cat napping on the sofa in the galeria A stray dog approaching, head down, tail swaying in an anticipated touch the rooster that knows not the hands of the clock the unexpected play of dolphins breaking the skin of the sea this is the melody of Mexican life -Wanda […]

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    Walking the Planks at Halifax Canada

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Walking along the Halifax waterfront, I don’t see what you see. I can’t describe to you the colours of the small boats and tall ships gently rocking against the docks, the way a sail flutters in the distance as it catches the wind, the looks on the faces of the tourists streaming by. To my […]

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    Visiting the sites of London

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Anyone who visits London will know why it is consistently at the top of the, “Most Visited Cities in the World” list. In 2013, it was the most visited city in the world with nearly 16 million visitors. With attractions such as their numerous museums, Buckingham Palace, and The London Eye, London has something for […]

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    USA: A place to feel free.

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    I would consider myself a free man. And yet I was pleasantly surprised one day to see a senior member in my living group smiling and saying to me: “You do what you want, not caring what others think about you.” Being thus undoubtedly free within my limited circle of life and work I still […]

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    You’ll Find Me on the Lake in the USA

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    By the time I make it to String Lake around midday the beach is already a mess of tots, parents, visitors, and recent high school grads attempting to tan in the middle of Wyoming like they’re on a beach in Cabo. But it looks like I’ll be the first watercraft on the lake this morning. […]

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    Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the USA

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game That’s it; I’ve had a career epiphany. I’m going to be a professional baseball player. It looks pretty easy; there seems to be minimal exertion, which is important to me in any prospective sporting venture. I think even I could run flat out for fifteen metres or so. […]

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    London, UK is Constant

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    There’s nothing that makes you feel insignificant like sitting in the middle of a crowd and being less interesting than the pigeons. If you sit in Trafalgar Square for an hour or two you’ll see the whole world go by. Morris dancers and Elvis impersonators eye each other curiously, whilst two loud tour guides describe […]

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    Surf’s Up in Peru

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Surf’s up! I’ve been in utter lust with all things surfing as far back as I can remember. However, it was my choice to make ours a long-distance relationship; I worshipped board-carrying athletes from afar. How I wanted to learn! However, the barriers against me were too formidable. First off, you have to do this […]

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    Returning to Belfast, Ireland

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Somehow, I have lost a quarter of a century between trains. Back in the 1980s, the train from Lurgan to Belfast shuddered and creaked its way to the city. The seats were blighted with cigarette holes and knife slits, the floors covered in litter, the walls plastered with graffiti. Disaffected youths smoked in the no […]

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    India in a wheelchair

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    India was always somewhere that I want to visit but being in a wheelchair I didn’t think it was going to be possible. However I met someone who regularly works in India and together we formed a plan. We had two weeks to explore as much of Rajasthan as possible with a little diversion Utter […]

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Aug
19

Of Love and Libertad in Mexico

Of Love and Libertad A lazy cat napping on the sofa in the galeria A stray dog approaching, head down, tail swaying in an anticipated touch the rooster that knows not the hands of the clock the unexpected play of dolphins breaking the skin of the sea this is the melody of Mexican life -Wanda […]

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Waterfront
Aug
19

Walking the Planks at Halifax Canada

Walking along the Halifax waterfront, I don’t see what you see. I can’t describe to you the colours of the small boats and tall ships gently rocking against the docks, the way a sail flutters in the distance as it catches the wind, the looks on the faces of the tourists streaming by. To my […]

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Aug
18

USA: A place to feel free.

I would consider myself a free man. And yet I was pleasantly surprised one day to see a senior member in my living group smiling and saying to me: “You do what you want, not caring what others think about you.” Being thus undoubtedly free within my limited circle of life and work I still […]

Read More
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Aug
18

You’ll Find Me on the Lake in the USA

By the time I make it to String Lake around midday the beach is already a mess of tots, parents, visitors, and recent high school grads attempting to tan in the middle of Wyoming like they’re on a beach in Cabo. But it looks like I’ll be the first watercraft on the lake this morning. […]

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Aug
17

Take Me Out to the Ball Game in the USA

Take Me Out to the Ball Game That’s it; I’ve had a career epiphany. I’m going to be a professional baseball player. It looks pretty easy; there seems to be minimal exertion, which is important to me in any prospective sporting venture. I think even I could run flat out for fifteen metres or so. […]

Read More
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Aug
17

London, UK is Constant

There’s nothing that makes you feel insignificant like sitting in the middle of a crowd and being less interesting than the pigeons. If you sit in Trafalgar Square for an hour or two you’ll see the whole world go by. Morris dancers and Elvis impersonators eye each other curiously, whilst two loud tour guides describe […]

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Jan
12

Lake Louise, Canada: Counting Stars

This was my first big trip abroad and everything seemed to be going wrong. Exhausted after an eight hour flight (and a three hour wait at Heathrow earlier that day) by the time I arrived at Vancouver airport I was ready for the day to be over. But it wasn’t, and would not be over […]

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georgia3
Jan
11

Georgia: Meeting Friends in Old Russia

We’re talking secret passageways here. Sitting in an attic room of a Georgian hostel, all stately dining room and foreign guests downstairs. She’s reading in the light of the sliver of open door from the hallway and from the bathroom, thinking that the bookcases in their bedroom should open up into another world, all made […]

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Panama
Jan
11

Panama: The Sendero Los Quetzales Trail

Solo travel has its good moments. Standing at the start of the hiking trail ‘Sendero Los Quetzales’ in complete isolation, viewing the natural beauty of the sunrise over the hills of Boquette whilst listening to ‘Headstart to Happiness’ by Style Council was definitely a moment best enjoyed alone. However, getting here had not been easy, […]

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ariana
Jan
11

Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan: Welcome to D-class

“Do you ever feel already buried deep? Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing Do you know that there’s still a chance for you ‘Cause there’s a spark in you? You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine Just own the night like the 4th of July ‘Cause […]

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