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Luis and whale shark

To say we were slightly nervous is the understatement of the year. None of us slept. All of us had no real idea of what was in store. Thankfully, vessel master...

It started off as just a fun side-trip along the Coral Coast of Western Australia. It’s turned out to be a full scale adventure.

Diver touching a whale shark

One of the many wonders of home exchange is that suddenly you have a few thousand dollars you didn’t know you had. Let me explain… Just imagine; if you had to pay...

Friends United

Have you ever had that feeling when you’ve just met someone for a few minutes, yet know, as surely as you know your own name that you’re going to be friends?...

Me and my potato peeler

I bought one of my favourite gadgets on my first ever exchange in Australia. In the local mini supermarket next door to the fish shop I found my ideal potato peeler....

La Dolce Vita

It all began in the summer of ‘66, where, inspired by Fellini’s iconic film ‘La Dolce Vita’ I sauntered up and down the Via Veneto, trying to look as if I...

Spices on Sale

Excuse me for speaking with my mouth full, but I have just tasted lamb with apricot and cinnamon, cooked in a clay tagine, with just a sprinkling of toasted flaked almonds...

We were to spend a night in a black tent near Merzooga, almost on top of the Algerian border. We were to get there by camel and wake up with the...