Living on Lanza

Living on Lanza   The Highlander, Motowns – British Family Bar, The Black Bull and a souvenir shop promising PG Tips and Marmite line the main car park in the

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Landing on Lanza

Landing on Lanza   Wednesday, 4.05am. Beep beep beep beeeeeeeeeeep. The cat lifted her head from the duvet and gave me a slightly confused and decidedly annoyed look. “Jeez woman,

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Train travels

Train Travels   Bilbao was great. If you discount my slight bike mishap during the race, I had a wonderful time and was quite enchanted by the dynamic little city.

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Nevis Valley

Nevis Valley   “Look!” I shoved the map triumphantly under Guilhem’s nose. “We don’t need to take the main road back to Wanaka! We can go this way!” Te Anau

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The Elgrand Motel

The Elgrand Motel   Shhhhhh shit shit shhhhhhh!! Hanging over the front seat in the dark, my shoulders squeezed between the head rest and the front window, I blindly hit

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The Battle of Bruce Bay

The Battle of Bruce Bay   Read any Lonely Planet guide to New Zealand and it’ll tell you the best way to visit the country is to drive. Given that

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CHC airport

CHC airport   “You see that covered walkway there? Well, go down it and then, erm, you just follow the road and well, you’ll get there.” It was 9.30pm and

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Discovering Dubai

Discovering Dubai   I apologise in advance if this is not my most inspired or chuckle-inducing chapter. I am 41000ft in the air on my way to Brisbane, reflecting on

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The Metropolitan Hotel

The Metropolitan Hotel   You want to go where?? The taxi driver asked. The Metropolitan Hotel, I repeated for the third time, trying to calm the nerves which were starting

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Abu Dhabi to Dubai

Abu Dhabi to Dubai   On my way   I stepped out of Abu Dhabi airport in the dark, still trying to crack my eyes open after a sweaty 3

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