• French quarter of New orleans
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    Tales of Terror from New Orleans

    New Orleans reminds me of a cat with nine lives. It has survived so many disasters and the city rises today upon layers and layers of its historical past. The residents of New Orleans love their unique city and revel in its supernatural atmosphere. Ghost tours are a popular pastime and guides relay tales and legends so whole-heartedly, it was impossible not to get caught up in the dark world woven around you. I don’t pretend that the following tales are 100% fact, but are very entertaining and at least in part based on real life. So sit back with a glass of liquor on a bar porch. Hear the…

  • La Nouvelle Orleans
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    New Orleans – 48 hours in The Big Easy

    New Orleans was one of the biggest surprises of my six week tour of the USA. From friends visiting for Mardi Gras to the destruction on the news from Hurricane Katrina and books set against the backdrop of the city, I had heard a lot of stories. A heady mix of cultures, jazz and southern hospitality was on the cards and I couldn’t wait to see New Orleans for myself.   My tour of Louisiana had started in Lafayette, the most humid place I have ever been in my life. Home to some very ancient looking and pretty large dino-bugs, which love to hide in corners of tent folds by the…

  • Ljubljana Castle View
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    Slovenia Part 4 – Ljubljana

    Ljubljana is a mesmerising modern and medieval mix, where vibrant, contemporary neighbourhoods have sprung up to encapsulate the city’s historic heart. With roots dating back past the Roman era, this city has preserved its heritage through the ages and proudly displays its treasures for all to see. After days of cycling through mountain paths and quiet villages, it was a pleasant change as the winding road give rise to tall city blocks and hotel skyscrapers and it was with mouths agape that we arrived at the end of our tour in Slovenia’s capital city. Ljubljana says welcome without uttering a word, and as we rode to the centre we found…