Day one in Barcelona 

Hopping off the air conditioned Spanish metro at station Catalunya and journeying up the escalators you will be greeted with the hustle and bustle of the lively city Barcelona, directly in front of you is the tree lined, commercial Ramblas Street. This district is highly touristic with all your holiday gimmicks, from restaurants to souvenir... Continue Reading →

‘The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest’ John Muir

Three years ago, I ventured alone half way across our planet to one of the world's most precious, majestic and fascinating regions, namely the Amazon rain-forest.  I had only ever read about the Amazon in textbooks or seen it on the television. To enter the complex, ever changing haven of  diverse life was an overwhelming experience I will... Continue Reading →

Leeds to Ilkley cycle 

Cycling along the tranquil,  tree lined, fairly flat,  Leeds to Liverpool canal provides a perfect ride for casual bikers as well as the more serious. It stretches for 127 miles linking Leeds and Liverpool. The great thing about this cycle route, is that there are no cars present, not too many pedestrians and a majestic... Continue Reading →

Will your next holiday be to Mars?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcTZvNLL0-w This fascinating documentary is about proposed Mars exploration projects and the ultimate colonisiaion of humans on Mars. Dr Robert Zubrin has passionately fought throughout his career for Mars to be studied, explored and eventually lived on. He claims that mankind is a species which can, should and will travel through space. The documentary outlines the way in which... Continue Reading →

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