Five Foot Traveller Blog

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Somewhere in Scotland-1

  THE first few drops of rain take me by surprise even when they shouldn’t. It was as though I never saw them coming and yet I had seen the darkening sky and the...

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Walking the Ridgeway

  There is something about the winter that makes it different from other times of the year, but it is not the cold. It is not the cold breath that escapes whenever you exhale,...

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Walking the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is Scotland’s most popular long-distance walk. It runs for 96 miles (154.5kms) from a suburb of Glasgow called Milngavie (pronounced ‘mull-guy’), and ends in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands....

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Listen

The human mind works in strange ways. It tells us what to do and how to do it, but we don’t always understand why. When I set up this blog four years ago, I didn’t...

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Seven ways to enjoy Central Taiwan

*The following post was written for the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Some readers aren’t too fond of sponsored trips- if you’re one of them, go here to read a personal account of my recent (self-paid) walk in...

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Two hours to 2016

I never thought I’d manage to squeeze this piece in before the end of 2015 but hey, here I am. These past few days have been the busiest I’ve ever been the entire year....