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‘Peter’s World’ Travel Story Awards 2013

Posted on November 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Travel Tales. 11 comments
Earlier this week, I nominated some of my favourite blog posts of 2013 for a HostelWorld Best Travel Story Award. Not quite big-headed enough to choose only from an assortment of my own posts, I think I broke some unspoken rule by actually nominating other people. Read on for the dazzling content I trawled my memory banks for. They will all be appearing again soon on my new ‘Recommended’ page, along with many other things.…

Take Me Down To Hamburg City: A Couchsurfing Invasion

Posted on September 13th, by Peter Parkorr in Germany, Travel Tales. 3 comments
To enjoy this story as it is intended, please click the big orange play button below, and enjoy some familiar sounds from SoundCloud while you read brief thoughts from a few days at the Hamburg Couchsurfing Invasion 2013. And try not to read it too fast. Thank you.Take Me Down To Hamburg City One of Hamburg’s many waterways, the outer lake.…

Emphasis on Experience: Studying Italian in Rome

Posted on August 5th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Roaming Resources. 6 comments
Earlier this year I spent a month studying Italian in Rome, taking two weeks of lessons at an Italian language school. I made some great progress there and in Sicily afterwards, gabbing away in my patchy Italian whenever I had an excuse. Whether you prefer to learn the language before you visit a place or you don’t mind jumping into the deep end, here’s why I think you should learn Italian in Italy, and Rome in particular.…

Canned Candids: Friendly faces from Triplicane, Chennai

Posted on June 21st, by Peter Parkorr in India, Picture Perfect. 12 comments
I spent a few days in Chennai on my recent trip to India, and really enjoyed staying in the Triplicane district. Not wanting to do much touristy stuff, I was quite happy getting some work done in my hotel, and then take little wanders about the nearby streets during the mornings or evenings to get some good pictures of the Triplicane locals.…

The Plus and the Negative: Photography in Focus from Berlin

Posted on April 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Germany, Picture Perfect. 8 comments
A busy week in Berlin. There was a buzz around the city for ITB. Tens of thousands of travel industry types were in town for the super sized trade show. Accommodation had been soaked up, no room left at the inns. The week started out bright. The sun fought the chill and it felt like winter might be abating. Not so much.…