Double Barrelled Travel
  • Why the tragedy of Flight MH17 isn’t going to stop me from flying with Malaysia Airlines

    The past few days we’ve been waking up to bad news, again and again. On Thursday we found out Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpar had been shot down over Ukraine. My immediate worry was for my friends living in Amsterdam – I really hoped they hadn’t been flying back to [...]

  • Old versus new in Cuenca, Ecuador’s culture capital

    Cuenca is the kind of city you can visit without having any plans at all. We didn’t! We came to the city with a vague idea to learn Spanish at a local language school while we house sat a local home for 10 weeks and get to know the city a bit. No list of [...]

  • Health tips for long term travel

    Before we left behind our comfortable lives as Aussie expats living and working in London, Carmen forced me to go to the doctor for a check up. Being a man, I had neglected to go to the doctor even once in our nearly five years of living in one the world’s busiest, most stressful cities [...]

  • Video: Eating Cuy In Cuenca, Ecuador

    Whenever I find myself about to try an exotic new food in some far flung foreign land I find myself thinking about the dinner scene in the classic movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Let me set the table…  Indy and his sidekick Short Round are sitting at a long table in an [...]

  • Video: How travel helps you overcome your fears

    My dad had just bought a new Mazda 626 sedan with – amazing at the time – a digital dashboard display. To eight year old me, this thing was the DeLorean and the Millennium Falcon all rolled into one. My mum softened things a little bit by playing cassette tapes of Spandau Ballet, Bronski Beat, The Traveling [...]

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Health tips for long term travel

Health tips for long term travel

Before we left behind our comfortable lives as Aussie expats living and working in London, Carmen forced me to go to the doctor for a check up. Being a man, I had neglected to go to the doctor even once in our nearly five years of living in one the world’s busiest, most stressful cities [...]

Video: Eating Cuy In Cuenca, Ecuador  

Video: Eating Cuy In Cuenca, Ecuador

Whenever I find myself about to try an exotic new food in some far flung foreign land I find myself thinking about the dinner scene in the classic movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Let me set the table…  Indy and his sidekick Short Round are sitting at a long table in an [...]

Video: How travel helps you overcome your fears

Video: How travel helps you overcome your fears

My dad had just bought a new Mazda 626 sedan with – amazing at the time – a digital dashboard display. To eight year old me, this thing was the DeLorean and the Millennium Falcon all rolled into one. My mum softened things a little bit by playing cassette tapes of Spandau Ballet, Bronski Beat, The Traveling [...]

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