South Korea in a nutshell: A tale of three hosts and a lot of amazing food

*I’m still trying to reach my target of raising £5,000 for CLIC Sargent and Hope and Homes for Children. If you like what you see and read, please donate* Korea: so easy and relaxing it was almost boring. Amazing food, silky smooth cycle lanes, incredible hosts, beautiful scenery. I arrived in Incheon, the old port city of South Korea,…

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The minor inconveniences of long term travel, a sacred mountain and the end of my time in China

*I’m still trying to reach my target of raising £5,000 for CLIC Sargent and Hope and Homes for Children. If you like what you read, please donate* I left you at the Maijishan grottoes, in the south of Gansu province at a temple in the mist. From there, I continued my journey, drifting into Shanxxi province towards its capital,…

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Cycling companions, an abandoned Silk Road settlement, the end of the Great Wall, the infectious serenity of monks and a temple shrouded in mist

*I’m now just a boat ride away from Japan, and still trying to reach my target of raising £5,000 for CLIC Sargent and Hope and Homes for Children. If you like what you read, please donate* Where do I start? It’s been over two months and well over 2000km since my last update. I’m in…

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Sandstorms and scorpions

*I’m now more than halfway to my destination, and still trying to reach my target of raising £5,000 for CLIC Sargent and Hope and Homes for Children. If you like what you read, please donate* [This post should have been released two weeks ago but after contact with a professional journalist, who gave me the…

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Climbing Uchitel, The Teacher

On New Year’s Eve, with some trepidation and copious amounts of excitement, I set off with my Spanish hiking partner, Mikel, to climb Uchitel peak in Ala-Archa National Park, 40km outside of Bishkek. The name Uchitel means teacher in Russian. It’s a 4500m peak, and the easiest out of the flock of other jagged high…

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