Living in Seville, southern Spain – First Impressions

March 28, 2011
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I moved to Seville in the southern province of Andalusia in the south of Spain. My plan is to work and build an online business here while immersing myself in the Spanish culture and language. Seville is my home for the next 2~3 months.

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The road demands sacrifice – Letting Go

December 7, 2010
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Marring to “The road” gives you a harsh mistress and unless you marry to her completely when you choose that lifestyle, the price you pay can be even higher than advertised.

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Travel: the life-long campaign against banality

December 1, 2010
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We look at travel as a great side project, but more likely it’s a means of escape from a dull life. But our life, banal or not, is still our life!

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A holiday from travel

October 29, 2010
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A brief update on my travelling and why I’ve decided to stop for now, and what I plan to do for the foreseeable future.

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Overland travel is good for you

June 15, 2010
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Travelling by air is viewed as far more convenient than any other, and in many ways it is. But air travel more expensive than overland (train, bus and sea) travel and in many ways far less convenient. It’s worth considering all that you can gain, as well as save, by taking the slower option.

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Hooked on Prostitution

May 27, 2010
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Travelling in South-east Asia presents you with a very distinct sex-tourism industry. Prostitution is rampant, but what drives these girls to this lifestyle choice? Is it all down to poverty? Are they trafficked? Turns out they’re not, so why do they do it?

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Couch Surfing: an excellent way to connect with locals when travelling

May 5, 2010
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Couch Surfing it seems is a great way to travel the world and meet new people. In this article I basically tell you what it is, why you would want to get involved, how it works, and what it isn’t.

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The online traveller, part 1: 6 basic ways to stay safe online

April 23, 2010

Before I set out I gave a lot of thought about how I was going to move around and retain some sort of consistency with regards my computing environment. Anyone who has been to southeast Asia and experienced the amazing diversity of internet cafes will have first hand “same. same. but different” experience- Yes, it’s ‘Internet’; no, it’s not the same.

In this particular article I’ll deal with basic security, since most safety risks can be mitigated simply through awareness of the footprint we make when we sit down in front of a computer. I’ll follow this article up at a later date with further options for the extra security-conscious traveller.

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Tourism and the everyday Balinese

April 21, 2010

If only tourists could see this… could witness first hand the disparities that exist between the wealthy landowners of this country and the average working-class Indonesian eking out a living here. The paltry wages their bosses give them or the tiny margins they make on things like sunglasses and other merchandise they flog to the streaming tourism-mass barely affords them basic sanitary living conditions.

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How goes the travelling volunteer?

April 16, 2010

Using world travel as a basic framework for volunteering is a noble pursuit, maybe, but it’s not necessarily as easy as it sounds. It’s a challenge to find work-for-nothing jobs, and that is very frustrating. However, being persistent usually pays off and sometimes all we need, often found between the covers of a great book, is a little inspiration.

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