Ryanair tribute by Fascinating Aida group

September 14, 2010

Tweet I read about this video as a result of a tweet by Travel Magazine – it’s a ‘tribute’ to the budget travel airline Ryanair, from an Irish group called Fascinating Aida.  Please don’t watch it if you don’t like hearing the odd swearword but it brought a smile to my face. Tweet

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5 Tips on Buying a Used Car or Campervan in New Zealand

September 14, 2010

Tweet Believe it or not, buying a used car or campervan in New Zealand is a very popular method of transport. Although it may seem crazy for a lot of countries, many long term budget travellers and backpackers in New Zealand buy their own transport to travel the country in the manner it deserves. Your [...]

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Christchurch, New Zealand – Earthquake and the aftershocks

September 8, 2010

Tweet I’d like to pass on my best wishes and hopes for everyone in Christchurch, New Zealand. The main earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter Scale at 4.35am local time on Saturday 4th September, and there have been many aftershocks since.  This quake was around the same level the Haiti quake but luckily Christchurch was [...]

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5 Good Reasons to Visit New Zealand off season

August 24, 2010

Tweet Although my blog posts of recent places visited is way behind, I’ve just recently landed in New Zealand for up to 12 months.  This is the second time I’ve arrived  here in low season, or just after the peak season has finished.  Obviously the best time to visit is summer, with the peak months [...]

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Travel Applications for Android Reviewed

August 23, 2010

Tweet I bought a Google Nexus One phone a couple of months before I left to go long term travelling.  Like the iPhone there’s a whole host of applications available, and many of them cover the travel market. I’ve used a few of these on the move as part of this trip so I thought [...]

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Online Magazine Subcriptions – reading when on the road

August 23, 2010

Tweet One of the things I sometimes miss when on the road is reading my favourite magazine.  Recently I’ve been using Zinio to read some magazines whilst on the road.  Zinio has been around for some time now but they offer discounted magazine subscriptions via their website, and the magazines are available to read offline [...]

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The Underground Guide to International Volunteering Review

August 23, 2010

Tweet I’m often sitting around wondering what alternatives there are to ‘just travelling’, and feel you can get a lot more out of your trips, particularly long term ones, if you get in amongst the local communities and get a real feel for what they are about.  One of the best ways you can do [...]

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Osh, Kyrgyzstan

July 28, 2010

Tweet We were lucky to arrive in Osh just after the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office lifted their ‘all but essential travel ban’ to Kyrgyzstan. We never spent much time here as there was a limited amount for us to do in the city, and we had a rough plan on where we wanted to [...]

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Directions to Osh Guesthouse, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

July 28, 2010

Tweet One thing that seems to get mentioned a lot on the Lonely Planet forums is how hard it is to get to Osh Guesthouse.  Now we found it really easy, but then we got picked up from the border When I imagined Osh after reading the forum entries I imagined it to be one [...]

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Kyrgyzstan – Entry through the Osh Border

June 13, 2010

Tweet We crossed the border at Osh into Kyrgyzstan on 18th May, by which point Kyrgyzstan had been taken off the British Foreign Office ‘don’t travel’ list.  This wasn’t a huge concern apart from the insurance aspect of it – if something did happen and the insurance had to be used it would effectively invalidate [...]

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