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Eudaimonia"We are inundated with advice on where to travel to; we hear little of why and how we should go – though the art of travel seems naturally to sustain a number of questions neither so simple, nor so trivial and whose study might in modest ways contribute to an understand of what the Greek philosophers beautifully termed eudaimonia or human flourishing." – Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel
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2012-2013 have been mostly about Portugal trips and our wedding. The great thing above and beyond the wedding is that it is often if not always followed sometime and somehow by a trip, the honeymoon. For ours we are lucky … Continue reading
And we’re off to the beautiful national park up in the very north of Portugal, called Penedas Gerês. This pretty piece of planet earth is original/ancient European nature and just gorgeous. We’ll post pics when we arrive.
PG16 – “Cheap Flights” – A very entertaining video about the hidden costs in lowest cost airfares with flights for 50 pence. We should be frugal in our travel planning and budgeting but those who have tried a lowest cost … Continue reading
This week I acquired a map of the world in a local travel shop. It’s great for a bit of inspiration and motivation plus it’s a scratch off map which is just plain neat. You scratch off the countries you’ve … Continue reading
Given that we will spend a week in the rainforest (Peru/Bolivia) and a week on the trail in Peru we were advised by our local medical centre to get a good helping of jabs and of course Malaria tablets. Hep … Continue reading
Thanks to the great Anna at “Corporate Traveller” we now have our tickets to Peru booked for about £200 less in total than if we had booked directly with Iberia. Thanks to Anna’s help the booking was hassle-free for us … Continue reading
Success! We managed to get permits for the Inca Trail through local tour operator Andean Life Peru. Now on to book our flights. When making arrangements to hike the Inca Trail it is best to book as early as possible. … Continue reading
Some more reading in preparation for the 2012 trip to Nepal showed that it’s never too early to start preparing our bodies for higher atitude trekking. Suppose we could have chosen from many different all fascinating destinations that offer higher … Continue reading
Looks like we picked the wrong destination. The protests that started a couple of days after we booked our tickets have now escalated in Cairo and other areas we wanted to visit. We hope for the best and most peaceful … Continue reading