A road in Portugal is flooded and impassable

The Lows & Lows of International Travel

I believe that you need to be a committed optimist to truly enjoy international travel. If you stopped and thought about all the things that could possibly go wrong as soon as you step outside your front door, you would never leave home.

On the other hand, perhaps we need the occasional travel disaster to make us appreciate all the fabulous things about setting out on an international adventure. Continue reading “The Lows & Lows of International Travel”

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On the coast near Porto, Portugal. Photo: David Toole

An Open Letter to the Solo Traveller

Dear Solo Traveller

As you are about to set off on a solo adventure (Yes, you are a Nigel No-Friends), I thought it would be timely to share some thoughts and advice on traveling on your lonesome.

Ignore me if I am trying to ‘sell ice to Eskimos’, but here goes:

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A rustic timber door with pealing paint and a heavy brass ring

A Doorway to Rajasthan, India

Doorway framing a scene of the Taj Mahal, India
Doorway to Taj Mahal, India

What is it about a door that so captures my imagination?

 

Why do doors seem to have so much personality for an inanimate object?

 

Is it just me? Or do doors and doorways catch your eye too?

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