The continuing adventures of Steve

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Round the World 2: El Gringo va al Sur

Part 1 covered my trip through South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. This part covers the first half of my travels in South America, starting in Santiago then heading as South as South goes before turning back Northwards.

Round the World 1: Bangkok to Auckland

Long time readers of this blog (hi mum) will know that I tend to post travel blogs after big(ish) trips. Well, between October 2015 and March 2016 I took a sabbatical from work and traveled around the world. Obviously, this calls for quite the travel blog. As per normal, this blog was produced by copying my travel diary entries, editing for spelling/grammar and adding photos. Given the length of the trip, I’ll be splitting it up into 3 parts. Let’s get started shall we?

Romania to Moldova

Another trip, another travel blog. This time, I flew to Romania, then took the train to meet up with a Russian friend in Moldova. As before, this blog has been produced by copying my travel diary verbatim, editing for spelling/grammar and adding photos.

YB3 vs Google location history

A couple of weeks ago, I travelled from London to Marrakech by train (and boat). You can read about the it here. While travelling I carried a GPS tracker which fed a live map of my location for everyone to watch. It was a fun experiment. I also turned on location history for my Android phone and decided to compare the results of the two.

Steve goes to Marrakech

A few weeks ago, I travelled from London to Marrakech by train (and boat). Like with my Moscow to Shanghai trip, I kept a travel diary and have once again reproduced it in blog form. As before, each entry is reproduced as it was written on the day it describes, during or shortly after the moment (bar spelling/grammatical fixes). Read it with your eyes.

Whisky in the Gobi

Earlier this year, I travelled from Moscow to Shanghai to visit my brother, taking the Trans-Siberian/Mongolian railroad. This was my first major trip travelling alone and on the insistence of a lovely German woman I met in a Moscow hostel, I kept a travel diary of the trip. I found this to be a hugely valuable exercise, as it allowed me to capture my feelings in the moments of a journey that really meant a lot to me. Now, on the insistence of a friend, I’ve posted my travel diary below, where it may be of some interest. Each entry is reproduced as it was written on the day it describes, during or shortly after the moment (bar spelling/grammatical fixes).

Pimsleur and Michel Thomas

If you’ve ever looked at language courses, the chances are you’ve run across The Pimsleur Approach and its lofty claims. Recently, I followed the Pimsleur Russian course as well as the similar, though slightly less well publicised Michel Thomas Russian course and wanted write up some of my thoughts them.