Life on the shelf- my collections of travel memorabilia and other qualifying collections

Firstly I would like to thank all you keen readers that were awaiting last Wednesday’s entry that didn’t come. I can offer no valid explanation other than a lack of time and energy.… Continue reading

Life’s a beach- The GTG’s top beach spots

Well to cheer up any winter-bearing residents of the southern hemisphere and to stay topical for those currently experiencing summer in the northern hemisphere (I use the term loosely and in sympathy for… Continue reading

Don’t try this at home- The GTG’s top 10 tips for staying in shape on the go

Some of these may seem obvious and some a little less obvious but to keep yourself looking fine and feeling in top shape to enjoy your trip try some of these; Incorporate a… Continue reading

Local block rockin’ beats

Well, being dependent on music for life as I am, I had a feeling that I may not be alone in this dependency. When getting into the mood of particular places, here are… Continue reading

The Queen’s and other variations

Coming from an English-speaking country it is easy to assume that we may be understood without adjusting our language not only in the English-speaking world but further afield . One experience of talking… Continue reading

What’s in a name? Meeting your foreign family and encountering your inherited culture first-hand.

I would like to dedicate this week’s entry to my family, both with us and passed wherever they are in the world. Sending buckets of love and hope this is both amusing and explanatory 🙂… Continue reading

日本に入国- Japan as a new home, and how to make it a success.

As one of the most dynamic present day world cultures, Japan has pulling power worldwide. The Tokyo region will be covered in a future article as a destination in itself, what you read… Continue reading

The gtg’s top 10 tips to save cash when travelling

Being a terrible saver myself I have tried to think about a number of things that have helped me and people I know to get further for their dime. This is by no means… Continue reading

All the world’s a stage- A mini guide to some of my favourite world calendar events

  Los San Fermines Also known as the running of the bulls, held in Pamplona, Spain, this festival runs for just under two weeks at the Sanfermines Vaquillas in Pamplona, Spain. (Photo credit:… Continue reading

The controversy of ‘Corrida de Toros’- taking the bull by the horns

So far we’ve covered various aspects of what preparing for a trip entails and how to manage when you get there.This week I chose to indulge myself by focusing on one of my… Continue reading

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