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Banos: We came to party

April 17, 2011

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A quick word first about my first South American bus journey. Like most of my trip so far, it served to destroy any preconceptions I had about the continent. Quito´s bus terminal was reminiscient of a plush western station. Rather than the uncomfortable ride I had envisaged on a bus laden with chickens and goats, […]

Quito: Dangers and Annoyances

April 10, 2011

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First thing’s first. This trip would not be happening if it wasn`t for my already well-thumbed copy of Lonely Planet. The book is a gift from God. Yet one aspect of it can be truly misleading, to the point that I have now resolved not to read the relevant section ever again. Read the ‘Dangers […]

Change of tack: I’m now a travel blogger

March 31, 2011

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From insolvency practitioner to travel blogger in one easy step (and a couple of long haul flights). My self-imposed exile as office worker and part-time political commentator is over. This coming Monday, I shall be swallowing a Valium or two and flying to the other side of the world for a 5.5-month adventure. My occasional […]