Category Archives: Travel

Adventures in California: Part 4

Day 8 – 14th May I’d elected not to take the Coast Starlight back to Los Angeles; it would come into Union Station late in the evening even if it was running on schedule, which I thought might be unlikely … Continue reading

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Adventures in California: Part 3

Day 5 – 11th May It was now time to leave Los Angeles behind for a little while, and head up north to Monterey. I would be travelling on the Coast Starlight, another Amtrak train that goes all the way … Continue reading

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Adventures in California: Part 2

Day 3 – 9th May On this day, I decided to do a circuit, from the La Brea Tar Pits, to the Farmers’ Market, to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The La Brea Tar Pits sit above an oil field, … Continue reading

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Adventures in California: Part 1

Like many people, I’ve got a list of the places I want to go and the things I want to do before I die. It’s easy to let that list sit somewhere, waiting for some unknown point in the future … Continue reading

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Adventures in America: My Highlights

I really love America. I’ve been on four proper holidays there (plus two stopovers), taking in thirteen different states – Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware, California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas – and they’ve … Continue reading

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Travel, Anxiety and Asperger’s

This August, I went on another adventure overseas. But before I blog about the adventure itself, I wanted to talk about something else which I thought about both before and during the trip. For the most part, I love travelling. I enjoy the experience … Continue reading

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In London Again: The Natural History Museum (and King’s Cross)

London is one of my favourite places in the world, and one of my favourite places in London is the Natural History Museum in South Kensington. I hadn’t been to London since my Keeper for a Day experience at London … Continue reading

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Roman Holiday (My 400th Post)

Rome has been on my list of places I want to go for a long time. I’ve been to Italy a few times, visiting Venice, Florence, Pisa, Naples and Pompeii, but never Rome. This year, I decided to rectify that … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Watching in the Philippines: Part 4

Day 11 – 27th October Today, we were heading to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – and, once again, it was a pump boat that got us there. On the beach, our guide – Rommel, from Wild Expeditions … Continue reading

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Wildlife-Watching in the Philippines: Part 3

Day 8 – 24th October The day began with a quick stop at a conservation organisation, the Katala Foundation; our full visit wouldn’t be until later, but a large-tailed nightjar (Caprimulgus macrurus) had been spotted on the site, perfectly camouflaged … Continue reading

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