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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Adventures in Himachal Pradesh – Part 4

14th August As with the Great Himalayan National Park, arriving in the dark had given me little sense of where we were, and it was only in the morning that I was able to fully appreciate our surroundings: tall mountain … Continue reading

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Adventures in Himachal Pradesh – Part 3

10th August After three nights in the Great Himalayan National Park, it was time to get on the road again, this time heading west to the lower altitudes of Palampur. Stopping along the way for a breakfast of simosas, and later … Continue reading

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Adventures in Himachal Pradesh – Part 2

7th August Today was a driving day, and we had a long journey ahead of us, all the way up north to the Forest Rest House Ropa in the Great Himalayan National Park. The previous night, Dr Omesh Bharti – … Continue reading

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Adventures in Himachal Pradesh – Part 1

Snakebite is considered a “neglected tropical disease” by the World Health Organisation, and it kills more people in India than anywhere else in the world; 45,000 fatalities per year is the official figure, though it is almost certainly an underestimate, … 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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