You Don’t Need to be Rich to Travel

Don't listen to the all-money all-corporate entity that is, the tourism industry. Their very existence depends on you, the consumerist, to buy their all-inclusive packages, buy-one-get-one-free tours and commercialised cruises. You DO need to be wealthy (and gullible) to buy into these, but the concept of travel is something that stretches far above and beyond... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Kyrgyzstan

When asked about the 'Stans' of Eastern Europe and Asia, most people seem to assume that they're all lands laden with barren deserts and dusty roads that flatten the landscape - but Kyrgyzstan is certainly no Afghanistan or Libya - it's a nation overloaded with craggy ridges and rustic mountainscapes. The landlocked country, located in Central... Continue Reading →

K2 – The Mountain of Death

"Blinded by altitude sickness, his mind and body seemed to crumble in slow motion due the starvation of oxygen to his brain on these menacing slopes. 'Dark days are coming', he whispers to himself as he inexorably staggers and stumbles helplessly down the precipitous abyss of the mountain" - K2 survivor Any form of derivative... Continue Reading →

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