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Ten Tips for Travelling to Turkey

Posted on September 12th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Roaming Resources. 2 comments
Ten Tips for Travelling to Turkey Turkey is a place where you can kill two birds with one stone. (Excuse the pun.) The country straddles two continents, so a visit to Turkey lets you visit part of Asia and part of Europe, in one vibrant nation with an impressive history.…

Variety Is The Spice Of Life: Tong Tong Fair 2014, The Hague

Posted on July 11th, by Peter Parkorr in Asia, Netherlands, Roaming Resources. 4 comments
Ah Asia! As diverse as a colour wheel. As exciting as free fall. Adored by travellers from all over the world. Ancient explorers risked their lives to get there, for every reason under the sun, from trading spices to… *gulp* plunder and slavery. If you haven’t been to Asia yet, you have to go. Anyone who argues with that statement almost certainly hasn’t been.…

Unmasking a summer of Euro exploration with #MustLoveFestivals!

Posted on June 4th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Video Adventures. No Comments
*Drumroll please!!* A grand announcement for you today, about a shiny new blogging project that is going to be delivering reports to you from the coolest and quirkiest festivals happening across Europe this summer… Please be upstanding for; Must Love Festivals, Europe 2014. The project – What is Must Love Festivals about? Together with 15 fellow bloggers, we’ll be bringing you photos, video and stories this summer, from an eclectic mix of festivals that deserve your attention.

A Journey Through Maharashtra On The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train

Posted on April 18th, by Peter Parkorr in India, Video Adventures. 1 Comment
India, India, India. It can be intimidating, but it can also be so inviting. Here is an example of the friendly India I love and will go back to time and again… my latest video showing a week-long tour through Maharashtra, aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train. Named after the Deccan Plain that it crosses, the tour starts in Mumbai, takes in World Heritage sites like Ajanta  and Ellora (which are right up there with – and probably a darn sight better than – the Taj Mahal and others) as well as visiting Goa and a host of other items.…

Happy Australia Day – Everything You Need To Know About Australia, From Someone Who’s Never Been (Yet)

Posted on January 26th, by Peter Parkorr in Australia, Travel Tales. 6 comments
Today marks the day that a fleet of British ships arrived to Sydney Cove in New South Wales, and it’s 226 years since the Flag of Great Britain was raised to proclaim British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. The name Australia Day has evolved over time, and so have the meaning of it’s celebrations. Wikipedia says “In contemporary Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.” Tourism Australia describe it succintly as “a day for Australians to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian.” So what is being Australian all about?…