Christmas the Aussie way

On Christmas Eve I flew to Brisbane for my overland trip from Brisbane to Cairns. I arrived in a very quiet city, but luckily my hostel had a Christmas dinner going on. On Christmas day I decided to go out to Mount Coot-Tha, just outside of the city, since everything in the city was closed…

Diving into the new year

A new year with new travels. 2019 started on the road for me. This time I was one of the travellers instead of the tour leader. As part of my apprenticeship I got to experience a trip in Australia. My first day of 2019 was actually spent on a train to Cairns. Everyone was pretty…

Magic in the mountains.

The first thing I did in Chefchaouen was to get out. I’d walked around a bit on the day I arrived, but the first full day I had, my friend took me to the nearby waterfalls. Well, that was the plan anyway… It was Friday and we thought it would be better to go before…

Back when…

Did you know the Romans lived in Morocco? Well, I didn’t. At least I never really thought about it. When I think about the Romans, I think of ancient Rome and ancient Greece. I forget that the Romans spread out in all directions. So they also spread out to Africa. Near Meknes is the ancient…

Escaping the city

I’m in Tanger and after a few days with my Moroccan friend, I am on my own again. My welcome to Tanger wasn’t great. Within the first 5 minutes of me walking through the Medina, a man chose to walk as close past me as he could so he could reach for my ass. So…

A day trip to Rouen

Travel is work and work is travel. As a tour leader I get to see a lot of places. But I also get to see the same places a lot. So when I had two days off in Paris, I went to Rouen. I literally looked on the map to see what was close, googled some…

Exploring Galicia

So I haven’t been in Spain in ages and I’m about to lead a tour in an area I have never been to. Ok, it’s walking the camino to Santiago de Compostela, so our main activity will be walking, but I could do with a brush up on Spanish culture. I read up on the…