Magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, beautiful beaches and towering castles. All this is crammed into the tiny country of Wales. A marvellous place to visit then, and what better way to see it than on a bicycle? Starting just across the border in Chester, this book charts the course of a cycle ride which roughly follows the coastline of Wales.
A humorous account of a construction engineer living and working in SE Asia. The mishaps, pranks, highs and lows of steel tower erecting, from the remotest parts of Cambodia, to the more lively cities of Thailand. He finds himself face to face with a variety of wildlife on the towers, oddball characters and girlfriends, foreign infections and more.
From Coconuts to Condors describes an eventful journey from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, via regions as varied as the Pantanal, the Amazon basin, the Andes and the Altiplano. On the way, they experienced robbery, a stoning and having to sleep in a blood-spattered hotel room.
The book is a personal account of my tours of Ireland. I compare the country I see to that which H.V. Morton describes in his ‘In Search of Ireland’ written eighty years ago. It is more than a travelogue, it tells of a country in desperate poverty, the fight for independence, its resurgence into prosperity and the looming fear of the new economic crisis.
An adventurous epic of a cycling marathon undertaken for the BBC Radio 5 Live programme Up All Night Beside the Mississippi River. A river with a mind of its own; an aquatic Action Man, a doer-of-deeds over which humans have no control; a flowing, enigmatic spirit that is the custodian of some amazing tales and dark secrets.
This is not a travel guide and it does not offer definitive advice about where to stay etc. It is simply an honest, realistic account of my adventures as a relatively experienced traveller. Since developing the travelling bug, I have driven across Canada, dived the oceans of Indonesia and the Middle East, been to Australia, New Zealand etc.
An account of a fascinating trip which consisted of so much more than learning about ancient civilisations such as the Aztecs, Zapotecs and Mayans and visiting the remains of their once great cities. Travelling by coach, visiting a remote site by five-seater aeroplane or travelling upriver by boat, the journey itself was part of the adventure.