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Experiencing the Hungarian Grand Prix

What is it like to experience the Hungarian Grand Prix, near Budapest? Probably not a question you’ve ever asked yourself, but one I’m going to answer nonetheless. Read more…

47 Amazing Things – Audio Version

As a few of you may know, I do voice work as one of my sidelines to writing, recording online adverts and the like Read more…

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Secret Gigs in People’s Homes – the Sofar Sounds Experience [VIDEO]

My friend Adrian invited me to a gig recently in Warsaw, Poland, but I was having a few problems finding the thing. Read more…

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10 Annoying Travel Quotes – And What They Really Mean

Travel is amazing. It broadens the mind, gives you a sense of perspective and is the ultimate expression of freedom. Hooray for travel, and for more people being able to do it. But those inspirational travel quotes that people share can be really freaking annoying.

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Alternative Easter – Colombia’s Donkey Festival

There are many celebrations around the world during Holy Week, but the ones in the sleepy town of San Antero, Colombia, must rank among the more unusual. Read more…

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Mini Habits or Become a Champion Dalek-Wrestler with This One Simple Trick

We all need habits. Whether you’re trying to become a champion Dalek-wrestler, or merely a prolific writer Read more…

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Pszczyna – Getting Drenched in a Town I Can Barely Pronounce [Video]

I went to the town of Pszczyna recently, a place which, when I first came to Poland, I wouldn’t have been able to pronounce properly. Even now it still takes me a few goes, and perhaps a number of short meetings between my brain and my vocal equipment. Read more…

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Why I’m Addicted to Writing with Multiple Monitors

I’ve heard it said that working with two screen looks a bit ridiculous, like you fancy yourself as some kind of ultra-efficient badass. Read more…

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The 10 Things You Need to Hostel Like a Pro

I’ve stayed in a lot of hostels in my life. In fact, I’m kind of all hostelled out to be honest. But before I park hostels in the space marked ‘stuff that I did when sleep wasn’t important to me’, I’m going to share what I’ve learnt. Read more…

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Watch This: The World at War (1973)

I’m currently writing a book about Poland. Despite the fact that it’s going to be one of those jaunty, idiot-bumbling-around kind of travelogues, I realised that I was still going to need some basic understanding of the events that have shaped the country. Read more…

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