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Before the World Changed: Adventures of a Solo Traveller

180 pages, 42 Short stories. 24 Countries. 113 Destinations. The best remedy and Christmas present for those suffering from lockdown blues. What People Say… “A must read for every traveller and budding nomad. Great stories with intimate and heartfelt impressions from around the world. Valuable travel tips and insights too.” D. Worthy “Wow, the colours you paint with are beautifully bright. I’ve seen half the world from my armchair.” J. Hall “Sometimes frightening and sometimes hilarious. Always beautifully written with acute insights and wonderful stories. Such a wonderful tapestry of delights.” D. Owen “The vibrancy of the people, experiences and places is uplifting to read.” M. Grieff “A string of short stories and adventures, so joyful to read and very informative.” E. Hubble So, why not go around the world, carrying only what you really need, inside you, and in a backpack? See those places that you have always dreamed about, get lost and found again. Those trips showed me something new and profound. Being alone and vulnerable brought about experiences I still cannot understand or easily explain to you. It was simply this. When I followed my heart instead of my head, something magical always seemed to happen - remarkable coincidences, synchronicities, being in the right place at the right time. I met some of the kindest and most wonderful people and had some amazing adventures. Love always replaced fear. I became aware of a new connection with something much, much greater. I was like an actor in my own personal movie but who was the Producer? Was it my ‘Higher Self’, the Soul of Humanity, perhaps it was God? I don’t know. Whoever or whatever was guiding and protecting me was awesome and I wanted more. Little did I know at the time that the world as we knew it was about to change. From the comfort of your safe space, join me on this colourful odyssey around our wonderful world. We will be travelling by plane, train, bus, car, boat, bicycle, tuk tuk, hot air balloon, horse, elephant and camel. We will visit USA: New York, Rhinebeck, Portland, Aurora, San Francisco, Camp Meeker, Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite, Lee Vining, Sonora, Calaveras, Monterey, Moss Landing, Oakland, San Clemente, Las Vegas. CANADA: Montreal, Toronto, Burlington, Niagara, Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Vancouver. MEXICO: Mexico City, Cancun, Xul-Ha, Bacalar, Tulum, Coba. CUBA: Havana, Vinales. COLOMBIA: Bogota. PERU: Lima, Cusco, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu), Rainbow Mountain. CHILE: Santiago, Valparaiso. NEW ZEALAND: Wellington, Nelson, Takaka, Pohara, Wharariki, Palmerston North, Auckland, Feilding, Taupo, Hobbiton. AUSTRALIA: Sydney, Echo Point, Redhead Beach, Port Nelson, Port MacQuarrie, Coff’s Harbour, Dorrigo Rainforest, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Fremantle, Bremer Bay, Kalgoorlie. BALI: Denpasar, Betu Belig Beach, Ubud. FLORES: Labuan Bajo, Komodo Island. INDONESIA: Yogyakarta, Magelang, Borobudur, Prambanan, Bandung. MALAYSIA: Singapore, Kula Lumpur, Damansara. VIETNAM: Saigon, Mekong Delta, Chu Chi Tunnels. KAMPUCHEA: Sihanouk, Phnom Penh, Koh Rong Sanloem, Koh Rong, Siem Reap, Tonie Sap. THAILAND: Chiang Mai, Ching Rai. MYANMAR: Mandalay, Bagan, Ngapali, Yangon. INDIA: Chennai, Puducherry, Auroville, Goa, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi. NEPAL: Kathmandu, Pokhara. QATAR: Doha. EGYPT: Cairo, Luxor. GREECE: Athens, Egina, Agistri, Moni Island. SICILY: Catania, Taormina, Mount Etna. ITALY: Rome, Vatican City. ENGLAND: Manchester, London. SCOTLAND: Forres.


Myanmar (252)
Canada (8,082)
Chile (196)
Malaysia (210)
Egypt (2,000)
Qatar (16)
United Kingdom (21,421)
Australia (6,814)
Mexico (1,563)
Nepal (463)
New Zealand (1,279)
Thailand (518)
Colombia (173)
Cuba (467)
Greece (1,635)
Indonesia (484)
Italy (5,202)
Vietnam (638)

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Yorkshire and The Humber (6,115)
North of England (7,026)