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Kirsty Gordge

April 29, 2019

No Rules Vietnam – An Unexpected Local Encounter in Hanoi

While travelling in Hanoi, Vietnam, a surprise offer on a Couchsurfing appleads to an unfiltered experience of local life. It was a fairly normal travel day; chaotic, hot, sweaty, disorientating.…
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Essay / musing
February 5, 2019

Returning Home after Long Term Travel

It’s a tough one, returning home from an extended trip overseas. 10 months in Europe; 88 beds in a year; travellers’ exhaustion. It couldn’t be more different than leaving. Everyone…
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December 10, 2018

Cutting it Fine in Slovenia

Long-term travel means you have to do a few of those ‘normal’ things on the road… like eat fruit, buy new toothpaste, and… get a haircut. Our writer had put…
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November 6, 2018

Schloss Neuschwanstein Survival

A stroll through the mountainous Bavarian countryside towards Schloss Neuschwanstein - the castle that inspired Disney - proved more daring than this writer had anticipated. It was a beautiful, bright,…
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October 26, 2018

Frost and Familiarity – Impressions of Zagreb

I sat on the train gazing up at the large grey pillows filling the sky, feeling small and insignificant, with still a few hours to go. I had my worldly…
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