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Surviving My First Earthquake

As an Englishman, I have never had much reason to worry about natural disasters other than on a purely humanitarian level when I have watched devastation take place on the television. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, cyclones and tornadoes are not something that we really worry about on the British Isles. We may freak out when the waves reach over the top of Torquay’s sea wall, or … Continue reading Surviving My First Earthquake

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Travel Nuggets: How You Can See Stonehenge For Free

I often get a little embarrassed when people in Mexico ask about the main tourist attractions in the UK, once I have finished eulogising about London and its attractions, I run out of places to talk about, the exceptions being Edinburgh Castle and natural beauty spots . Here in Mexico they have one of the 7 Wonders of the World in Chichen Itza, one of … Continue reading Travel Nuggets: How You Can See Stonehenge For Free

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Mexico City Police, My Experience So Far

You would think that a country which is known for providing the world with the largest drug cartels on the planet, would have terrible levels of policing, and you would be absolutely right. I haven’t ventured into Sinaloa or Jalisco to experience the policing skills up there, but I don’t think I ‘d be shooting too wide of the mark to suggest that the law … Continue reading Mexico City Police, My Experience So Far

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How To Survive A Month Without Alcohol, And Why It Is A Good Idea

I’m going to go ahead and assume that because you are reading this, that you shudder at the thought of a month without booze. I am currently on day 22 of my alcohol-free month and it has been far from easy. My love affair with alcohol has been of the Sid and Nancy variety and in truth, ever since I began drinking properly, at the … Continue reading How To Survive A Month Without Alcohol, And Why It Is A Good Idea

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What is Life Like With a Mexican Girlfriend

There is a very real possibility that my testicles will not be attached for a great deal longer after I have finished this article, but let’s not let a little bit of potential pain and humiliation stand in the way of the truth. I have lived with my girlfriend in Mexico for just over a year now and many people often ask what it is like … Continue reading What is Life Like With a Mexican Girlfriend

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Lord I’m Doing All I Can, To Be a Better Man, Self Audit: August 2017

I guess in some capacity we all audit ourselves from time to time, those moments of introspection when we address who we are, where we’re going and what kind of road we are forging for ourselves in life. My personal experience is that my own self evaluations seem to be a reactionary approach after something negative has happened rather than something more pro-active, good or bad, this … Continue reading Lord I’m Doing All I Can, To Be a Better Man, Self Audit: August 2017

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Telltale Signs That You May Be A Travel Wanker

One of the World’s most feared and unlikable species, they can be found in every corner of the Earth, waiting for you with menacing eyes and flapping tongues, a species that suck you in and then give you little option of escape as they disembowel you with bullshit… ladies and gents, the Travel Wanker. Sadly, the majority of us have encountered one or more of them … Continue reading Telltale Signs That You May Be A Travel Wanker

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The Day I Met The Mexican President’s ‘Son’

So yesterday I decide to do a little work in the morning, then ditch the work to have a ‘girly’ day, haircut a massage and a pedicure, OK  maybe not the pedicure but the other 2 were necessary. Anyway, I get my haircut first, way too short but I of course said “that looks brilliant,” when the hairdresser asked my opinion. Then onto an amazing … Continue reading The Day I Met The Mexican President’s ‘Son’

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The Best Way To Meander Through Central America

The best way of traversing through Central America, from my experience, is by bus, flying is extortionate, trains don’t exist and boats serve little purpose unless you’re island hopping. Now when I say bus, I mean the coaches and not the Chicken Busses. For those unaware, the chicken busses are old US school busses that have been given a sort of Blackpool slut style makeover … Continue reading The Best Way To Meander Through Central America