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An adventurous Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2012

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So, Valentine ’s Day is really close and we’re sure most you of you have already planned how you’re going to spend it. But for those adventurous couples out there we’ve thought that a getaway to a cabin in the woods might be the perfect option! For making the task easier we’ve prepared these Polyvore [...]

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Beat the winter blues and get walking

November 26, 2011

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The United Kingdom is a great place to go for a walk. There are vast areas of green valleys, cliffs with spectacular views and gorgeous woodlands. No matter where you are, there will always be a scenic path not far away, even if you’re in an urban city. Winter is usually the season where staying inside [...]

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A Very Hallowe’en Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties

October 29, 2011

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Yes, Billingsworth, another brandy, and top up my cigar would you, there’s a good fellow. Oh hello, I didn’t see you come in to the lush parlour that I have, festooned in the most abundant finery my career as an adventurer has afforded me. Just give Billingsworth that peasanty rag you call a jacket and [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 7 – Bakunawa

October 21, 2011

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No, no, look. I do the first line, then you do the first line when I’m doing the second line. It’s called a ’round’, look it up. Good evening, salty dogs, An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties now has more sequels than Rocky and oddly enough ‘rocky’ is how this week’s edition has been going so far. We’ve been [...]

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Zanzibar: a desert island

October 18, 2011

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Image of man on fishing boat in Zanzibar

Warm 365 days of the year, and constantly alive with the smell of log burning fires and freshly harvested spices, Zanzibar is a place to go to to get happy and forget the hum of the super highways and 9 til 5 days back at home. This is a place of ‘pole pole’ (slowly slowly) [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 6 – Exu

October 15, 2011

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Good, you got my telegram. After last week’s debacle I thought it best to put a bit of space between ourselves and the Slavs, and here we are, chilling at a crossroads somewhere in the northern provinces of Brazil. I’m sure you’d love it if I could be more specific but where’s the adventure? I [...]

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St Moritz: top of the world

October 10, 2011

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Most people are facinated by visiting major tourist attractions or places which are popular among the masses, however a few discover places that are  as good as any other, but because they are not well promoted  they attract a special type of tourist. St Moritz is one of those, a small resort town in the [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 5 – Baba Yaga

October 7, 2011

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Oh hey! There you are. Get under this rock. I’ll explain in a minute. You’ve made it round the corner through Finland to somewhere fairly nonspecifically between Prague and St Petersburg that shares a fairly similar set of mythical tropes. Unlike most mythical tropes, however, this one is flying around overhead in a mortar lobbing [...]

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An Adventurer’s Guide to Beasties 4 – Draugr

September 30, 2011

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Welcome, adventurers! Come on in and warm yourself by this fire I’ve kindled using old blog posts. This week’s Guide to Beasties we’re in the northernmost snowscapes of Scandanavia hunting draugr, or, if there’s more than one of him, draugar. These guys are restless reincarnations of the dead, most commonly warriors but often fishermen, who [...]

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Weekend Walk: Ben Ledi

September 30, 2011

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Okay, this will be something of a graduation from last week’s walk, but totally worth doing if you’re feeling particularly energetic. Near to the town of Callander and the highest mountain in the Trossachs, Ben Ledi can be a pretty strenuous hike to its 2508ft summit, but it’s extremely rewarding. You take a sort of [...]

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