It Could Only Happen To Me - Seasickness during a surf lesson in Peru

It Could Only Happen To Me – Seasickness during a surf lesson in Peru

One of the things I’ve always thought was quite unfair, considering how much I love travelling, is that I get incredibly bad motion sickness on…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - The Never Ending Journey in China

It Could Only Happen To Me – The Never Ending Journey in China

You know those never-ending journeys when you were kids? The ones that went on and on and were only punctuated by the eternal question: “Are…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Teething troubles in New Zealand

It Could Only Happen To Me – Teething troubles in New Zealand

There’s nothing worse than being ill on the road. No matter how old you are when sickness strikes the first thing you want to do…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Gatecrashing a Geisha tea party

It Could Only Happen To Me – Gatecrashing a Geisha tea party

The old ladies in front of me couldn’t stop giggling. Whether it was because they were excited about what was to come or just amused…

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It could only happen to me - standing on a pig in Laos

It could only happen to me – standing on a pig in Laos

It had already been a stressful day. We were in the south of Laos, sitting in the boiling heat at the side of the road…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - A transport downgrade in Burma

It Could Only Happen To Me – A transport downgrade in Burma

When you’re travelling long-term it’s inevitable that you’re going to have a few bumps and scrapes, along the way. Plans don’t always run smoothly, things…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Becoming a local celebrity in China

It Could Only Happen To Me – Becoming a local celebrity in China

As a journalist I’m used to being the one asking the questions and staying out of the limelight. So it came as a bit of…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Being abandoned during an earthquake in my first week in Peru

It Could Only Happen To Me – Being abandoned during an earthquake in my first week in Peru

When the table first started to shake at my hostel in Huacachina it took a second for me to process what was going on. At…

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Inviting myself to stay at a stranger's house in Burma

It Could Only Happen To Me – Inviting myself to stay at a stranger’s house in Burma

I don’t know what is the most “it could only happen to me” moment of my visit to the village of Pan Kam in Burma….

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It Could Only Happen To Me - Getting thrown off a horse on my first riding trip in Bolivia

It Could Only Happen To Me – Getting thrown off a horse on my first riding trip in Bolivia

When I signed up for a horse riding trip in Tupiza I’d had a romantic vision of being carried leisurely through countryside which wouldn’t look…

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