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Six Bridget Jones Inspired Tips for Talking on Live TV

“Have you done live TV before?” asked fellow guest, David Flynn, Editor of Australian Business Traveller. We had both been invited on the travel segment of Sky News Business channel to have a powwow about our travel know-how; David was sharing his airline news analysis and (following the rise of corporate cycling) I was there to chat […]

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Happy St Paddy’s Day From Afghanistan

An awful thing happened to me during a pioneering expedition into the Afghan Pamir Mountains….I got all the way to the top of the 5,300 metre Showr Pass and realised I forgot to pack the Tricolour. Fact: The average Muppet isn’t naturally skilled at remembering vital equipment for expeditions. Luckily, photoshop came to the rescue. […]

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Discover the Heart of Burma by Bike

A Tweep recently asked me to sum up my recent Burma mountain-bike trip in one sentence. The question made me think about the heart of the experience, which immediately gave me the answer: “Everything aches including my heart” Biking the back roads of Burma, from mountains to coast, was a golden journey of glorious sunsets, […]

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Mountain Biking in Burma: A Surprising Start

The motivation behind my trip to Burma was the usual desire to avoid the season to be jolly. Buddha’s “golden land” sounded like the perfect getaway from tinsel time when the  selfie-obsessed ‘glitterati’ paints the town with multi-coloured vomit splats spawned by a mix of alcho-gloop and George Michael’s nauseas Christmas crooning. Bah! I found […]

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Afghanistan: Why Go?

It’s taken me a while to absorb my trip to Afghanistan.  The blissful feeling of flopping on a mattress at the end of the day and the convenience of turning on a tap still hasn’t worn off after the 22-day expedition with two weeks of trekking all day in desert-dust to snow storm conditions, camping […]

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