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

Posted on July 11th, by Peter Parkorr in Asia, Netherlands, Roaming Resources. No 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.

Monday Meetings – Brendan ‘The Travel Pop’ Wan

Posted on April 21st, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Monday Meetings. No Comments
This edition of the Monday Meetings brings you wisdom and travel bites from a travel blogger that I’ve run into a few times, usually in London, but most famously being co-responsible for the entire success of the dance floor action at Traverse Brighton in 2013. Meet Brendan Wan, a well-travelled gent from the Southern hemisphere and the man behind The Travel Pop.…

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?…

Faces of Blogville – Portraits from Bologna, Emilia Romagna

Posted on January 14th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect. 5 comments
I met lots of friendly faces on my visit to Bologna for Blogville last summer. It’s one of the highlights of travel. To learn about other cultures, hear what people have to say, and to connect over shared interests – often the travel itself. (And food – let’s not forget the food.) During an action-packed week in Emilia Romagna, I managed to snap a few photo’s of the folks I met and spent time with, including Italian people and fellow bloggers.…