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Eating food consumed and diet

Eat healthy while you travel

One of the things I find most difficult when exploring is to eat healthy while you travel. A balanced nutritional diet is fairly important to keep your energy levels up and brain active.

A farmers market in Santa Monica

The problem wasn’t always the cost of buying the food, other things like storing fresh food and sourcing it in some places could prevent me from making better food choices. Continue reading Eat healthy while you travel

A LegenDerry festival for Northern Ireland

Almost two years ago I blogged on the Clipper Round the World race when it visited my home town of Derry.  And here we are again in the sunshine ready to welcome the crews back to the North West.

LegenDerry Festival boats await the clipper race arrivals on the river foyle

Due to weather conditions the first crews won’t arrive in the city until early on Monday morning.   Continue reading A LegenDerry festival for Northern Ireland

Taking on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

It was a crisp Sunday morning at Tongariro National Park.  I was up early to catch my transfer bus to the carpark at the start of the one day tramp across the Tongariro Pass.

Before I hopped on the bus I started a conversation with a fellow countryman from Cork.   Continue reading Taking on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Italy: Day 16 of 17: Genoa a good place for a drink?

In the morning I speak briefly to Win and then she leaves before me.  I Look at the very limited free breakfast and decide a cup of tea will be enough for me.  My bus to get me back to Rimini leaves at 1030am.  I ask the guy in the Hostel San Marino to point to the bus stop so that I find it quickly.  I start to get a bit worried when the bus doesn’t show after 15 minutes.  A few minutes later I am happy to get on it.  It’s got quite a few locals on it (Russians).  We get to the train station on time which is good news for me as I want to go to the cash machine again. Continue reading Italy: Day 16 of 17: Genoa a good place for a drink?

Greece: Day 13 of 17 I can’t get no sleep

At 0330 I think everyone in the hostel was woken by a very noisy and drunk group of 32 who are staying here.  I don’t mind this if it only goes on for a few minutes, but this lasted almost an hour.  Then to add to that the person sleeping below me arrived.  Some ex military US fella.  He was hammered, and although not too noisy added to the problems getting sleep.  And to boot the Danish old man woke a few times in the night sounding like he was about to die clearing this throat. Continue reading Greece: Day 13 of 17 I can’t get no sleep