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No more group tours—ever!


I am done. I cannot do another group tour. Ever. And I know I said that after my three back-to-back tours of Europe 2014, but this time I mean it. That’s not to say that this Explore tour has been bad—it hasn’t. For the most part, I’ve enjoyed it very much. I would have no hesitation in recommending Explore to…

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Land tour of Greece: highlights and lowlights


Well, the land part of my tour has all but finished. A two nighter in Athens, then I’m boarding the Louis Olympia for a four day cruise around the Greek Islands. Greece has been a welcome respite from Turkey, where I think I suffered from a case of “tour burnout“. Highlights Athens I love Athens. It greeted me with warm…

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How to deal with a Creepy Guy on tour


There may come a time when you need to avoid a Creepy Guy while on tour. You can spot him quite easily because he displays the following behaviours: > pays you just a little too much attention and compliments you just a little too insincerely; > remembers details of conversations you had days ago; > constantly and continually follows you…

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Greece: the journey so far


I arrived in Athens, tired and worn out from my tour of Turkey. I was over being on the road, being with people, the early starts, the getting in and out of buses, the whistle stop visits and the lightning quick stays, the Whispers, the food. I desperately needed to recharge in time for the next tour*. Athens I love…

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Turkey: highlights and lowlights


Yesterday, I arrived in Athens, Greece, after a two week tour of Turkey with Globus. I’m having some down time before the next tour starts in a day or so, and am lying in bed, listening to the sounds of Athenian traffic, blogging. Thank the Lord for free hotel wifi! Turkey is an expansive country: it has a rich and…

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Turkey: the journey so far


I’m half way through my tour of Turkey. Today is a rest day – our driver is not allowed to drive on Sundays – so I’m swanning around a luxurious hotel in Antalya, catching up on things like washing, reading and blogging. The tour generally This tour – despite the earlier rockier start with the seating arrangements – has been…

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Why I could never be a tour guide


The tour of former Yugoslavia had a high concentration of quite odd people. You usually get one or two odd bods, but this one had seven or eight. The oddness of these people really brought home the fact that tour guides are very special people – saints – with infinite patience. I could never be one because I would want…

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Takeoff in T minus three weeks


In less than three weeks, I’ll be leaving this sunburnt country of ours and flying out to Europe. I’ll be cruising the Mediterranean for three weeks, followed by a two week tour of Italy. Jealous much? This is my third overseas trip in as many years, and I must admit I am starting to feel quite the seasoned traveller. Airports,…

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Think I’ve found my tour!


Travel Indochina has costed a 14 day tour (including airfares, transfers and travel insurance) for me to Vietnam, with exactly the dates I’m after. I’ve just got to get the amounts itemised and check individual costs. And I’m going for my own room because I’m really bad at sharing my space! I’ve checked the reviews / forums and haven’t found…

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I found a tour for Vietnam


When I went to the Flight Centre, I originally asked about tours to Asia.  Susan advised me that she didn’t know of any (or words to that effect!).  Thank God for the internet! I found Travel Indochina, and have contacted them about what tour are available for the dates I’ve chose. For a newbie traveller, I like the idea of…

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