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reflections – Five Foot Traveller

Category: reflections

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....

One Tree Hill

I’ve been counting my footsteps here in New Zealand. It takes me 701 steps in about six and a half minutes to reach Cornwall Park from where I stay in Auckland. Next to Cornwall...

Still alive

I’ll be honest (not to say that I haven’t been in the past), but if you’re one of the five people who actually read this blog and one of the twenty-one souls who follow...

It’s not new if it’s already out there

I don’t usually write about writing, but I will today. I don’t make it a habit to write about writing because I don’t always consider myself entitled to do so. People shouldn’t be critical...

The view from Dune 45 soon after sunrise

Sand and dust

I’ll be honest. It would be easier for me to write my stories on Africa with a list of things to do in each country I went to, in the order that I visited...

Number Five

  Two weeks from now, I’m going to be reaching a milestone- my fifth continent. I’ve been thinking about Africa for a long, long time. It’s not a cheap destination, whichever country you choose...

Go your own way

  I’ve been getting a lot of emails recently from readers asking me how to do stuff, how I get to do the things I do (ehhh?) and how I get to travel as...

On slowing down

For the past nine days, I was in Turkey, travelling with my parents. If you’ve never travelled anywhere with your own mother and father, give it a try. I’ve always been used to only...

Turkey, part deux

Later this month I’ll be going to Turkey, and it will be my second time there. I don’t normally make it a habit of visiting a country more than once, but this time it’s...