Silk Road by MGB – Days 94 to 102 – across Europe to the finish line

24 July 2017 | Places

The final stage of our Silk Road trip felt like it was going to be a race to the finish, we would exit Asia by crossing the Dardanelles from Asian Turkey to European Turkey, enter the European Union as we crossed from Turkey into Bulgaria, then make a quick sprint to ...

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Mobile Data Charges – avoid Telstra!

8 February 2013 | The rest

Using your home country mobile phone when you’re overseas – roaming – can be extraordinarily expensive, particularly when it comes to data charges. Of course figuring out just what it’s going to cost can also be extraordinarily difficult. I have two mobile phones, one...

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Other Transport in 2009

17 December 2009 | Transport

During the year I flew lots of places and drove lots of places, but I also used a wide variety of other forms of transport. In my Fun & Fare Evasion blog I tell the story of being caught travelling without a ticket on the Budapest subway. I also ponder – in Sydney...

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Books of 2005

26 December 2005 | Media

Hardly surprisingly I read a lot of travel or travel related books, some recent titles 1.  Dictators’ Homes (Dictator Style in the USA) – Peter York Amazon USA - Amazon UK Unfortunately the idea – let’s do an Architectural Digest tour of assorted dictators’ and d...

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