Category Archives: Intrepid Travel

Newagejourno’s tales from expeditions across the globe.

Don’t conform, make travelling your norm

Slaloming and snaking through one of London’s innumerable underground tunnels, I come to a somewhat sobering conclusion as I try to avoid the throngs. On this particular day, I’m one of the worst of all the scurrying rats. While cursing … Continue reading

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Exploring a Medieval Moroccan world

Our eyes started watering and nose hairs singed as we slowly distanced ourselves from the hustle and bustle of the world-renowned Marrakech souks, the smell intensifying with every step. A local Moroccan boy, whom we were introduced to after speaking … Continue reading

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Taking the plunge into the deep blue

By Gary Pearson “Take deep breaths and whatever you do, don’t panic.” Scuba diving instructor Sinan Halaçoğlu conveyed the imperative message prior to my first plunge into the deep blue. “If you panic you are done,” the veteran diver reiterated, … Continue reading

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Let your mind do the travelling if your body can’t

By Gary Pearson Driving past Heathrow every day, as a travel addict, has its perks and pitfalls. Looking up to see the immense body of an Emirates A380 gliding majestically through the sky, my mind wanders to a place far flung. … Continue reading

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Vietnam – a cultural wonderland

I had this preconceived notion, having just spent a week in Bangkok, of what awaited as I made my final descent into Vietnam, Thailand’s more regimented and orderly neighbour. My presumptions, I thought as we queued for hours to get … Continue reading

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Stradbroke Island, Australia: an escape from reality

Tree branches, like two extended arms reaching for each other’s outstretched fingertips, form an archway leading to a place unlike any other, a world where time has no bearing. One wave after another caresses Stradbroke Island’s sedate shoreline, our feet … Continue reading

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Worth its weight in gold, Ho Chi Minh resident transports stack of Heineken

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Commuter scooter – a Vietnamese way of life

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Quintessentially Vietnam

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Calmness pervades Stradbroke Island sunset

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