Five Foot Traveller Blog

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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....

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Tips for the Cleveland Way

Last September, I walked part of the Cleveland Way, a 110-mile (177km) walk that runs between the market town of Helmsley on the edge of the North York Moors and Filey Brigg, which lies...

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Somewhere on the Cleveland Way

The sun was right above me; it was four in the afternoon. I wasn’t particularly late- sunset is around 7.30 this time of year in England- but when I set out that morning, I imagined that...

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France, early morning

In the French village of Bossey, not far from the Swiss border, the days pass by pretty slowly. So slowly that on a walk one morning, a slug I had chanced upon on a...