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To all of you who've left a comment on my blog, really sorry for not replying but they got lost in the sea of SPAM comments I was receiving. Tried various CAPTCHA plugins for wordpress but had problems with the captcha not showing up and...

10 Things You Can Buy In a Marrakech Souk

If you don't get lost trying to find it, you can get pretty much anything in the Marrakech souk. From fresh olives, figs and orange juice to the more acquired tastes of sheeps head and snail soup. Leather handbags, shoes, carpets, wooden boxes, tea sets,...

STA Travel Where’s Your Head At Competition

This week I'm focusing on travel competitions, workshops and writing competitions so if you want to turn your world upside down and go on a great adventure, myabe you should enter the STA Travel Where's Your Head At Competition. All you have to do is take...

The Highs and Lows of a Perpetual Traveller

In the last few years, I've become a 'perpetual traveller'. Whether I realised I was going to become one or not is a different matter, but I am now pretty much a permanent tourist. The more you travel the more it opens you up to...

Confessions of a Backpacker: Things People Do in Hostels But Don’t Talk About

We're all guilty of some hostel sins, c'mon it's time to own up!  What prompted me to write this article? The other day I bought some nice new Schwarzkopf shampoo and conditioner, which is an investment to say the least, when a couple moved in next door to me. Originally I had the entire floor and bathroom all to myself but as soon as this nice, unsuspecting couple moved in...poof, my new shampoo purchase was gone! It's always the quiet ones...
Lisbon in a day
Lisbon Lisbon Lisbon. I never thought you would be so beautiful. Every time I've been to Lagos I've barely even made it outside the famous walls. I can't even count the number of times I've heard someone say after a full season of Lagos "There's walls around this town?". Yes, yes, there is. And you've not made it outside of them. I've been to Sagres and a few surfing beaches, Cape St.Vincent, Praia da Luz, Salema, Burgau and Budens, but apart from the Algarve I had never made it up to Portugal's capital of Lisbon. I don't know what I was expecting, but Lisbon pleasantly surprised me.
Getting to Lisbon from Lagos

The best way to get to Lisbon from Lagos is by bus from the bus station which is opposite the marina. The bus cost me 18 euros 50 cents and took about 4 hours up to Lisbon Sete Rios station. From there if you want to get the Aeroshuttle to the airport it stops at a yellow bus stand directly outside the bus station and  costs 3 euros 50 cents. The Aeroshuttle goes every 30 minutes although, like most things in Portugal, it seemed to be delayed.

Morocco: Imlil and the Kasbah du Toubkal

High in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is a small village of Imlil, popular with tourists who want a base to go on walking tours into the mountains. There are tours to Imlil but the best way to get there on your own is by grand...

Marrakech: A city of Hidden Jewels

If you expect me to begin by spouting some amazing travel guide-like description of Marrakech (or Marrakesh as some people spell it) with lots of superlatives, you'll be mistaken. To be quite frank with you, when I got in a taxi from the airport to the...