Walls of Jerusalem Hike, Tasmania, Australia, February 2021


Travel in the time of the Covid world pandemic has been a rare and precious thing. While Australia’s borders remain closed to international travel I’ve turned to my own arguably magnificent backyard for inspiration. This week I rejoined a gang …

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Trek Larapinta, Northern Territory, Australia August 2020


The sun has finally risen on my travels again although I have been restricted to my ‘own sandpit’ because of the coronavirus global pandemic. My playground for the last 9 days has been the classic Larapinta Trail hike over the …

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Cocoa and Coconuts, Côte d’Ivoire, February 2020


My final post from my West African adventure comes to you from Abidjan in the country of Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). I’ve reached the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean and I’ll unashamedly admit that I put my feet up here …

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Animal Sacrifice to the Ancestors, Burkina Faso, February 2020


This past week I’ve travelled further south to the country of Burkina Faso. As I’ve distanced myself further from the Sahara the landscape has become progressively greener. Villages are shaded by enormous mango trees in flower and surrounded by cashew …

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The Magnificent Mud Mosque of Djenné, Mali, February 2020


News of the legend of Timbuktu first spread to the outside world in the 14th century when the Malinke king made a pilgrimage to Mecca. His entourage of 60,000 each carried a bar of gold among other luxuries as offerings. …

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From Slavery to Rally, Senegal, January 2020


Somehow when I came out the escape hatch this time I landed in West Africa. I only spent a few days in Senegal on the western most point of the continent before a longer journey through some of the Sahel …

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The Maldives- a Tale of Atolls and Mating Octopus, November 2019


Who can say where the wonder or the wanderlust ends? It should come as no surprise then that I’ve popped up in the middle of the Indian Ocean again for a week of scuba diving in the Maldives. Off the …

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Being Italian, Sardinia July 2019


My journey has taken an unexpected twist as I was invited by friends who live in Verona to stay with them briefly at their holiday house in Sardinia. July is an excellent time to hike in the mountains in Italy …

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Dolomiti, Italy July 2019


It’s been time to test the physical body again and I’ve chosen the magnificent landscapes of the Dolomites mountain range in northern Italy for my latest obstacle course. The Alta Via 1 (High Way 1) is a famed trek that …

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Craters, Canyons and Creole, Réunion Island, April 2019


My last stop on my Indian Ocean voyage has been Réunion Island- a little corner of France (an overseas French Department) next to Africa. Although the island is rimmed by beaches and coral reefs, at its heart it is volcanic. …

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