The Indian Himylaya: my first time trekking at altitude

When planning my recent trip to India one of the main considerations was the altitude. I had never walked at altitude before and wanted to dip a toe or lung in the thin air to see how I got on and perhaps if all went well consider heading to higher climbs in the future. I’ll…

Is the adventure community guilty of fake news?

Yesterday I got into an interesting Twitter exchange with some great outdoor bloggers which all started with Bex Band who blogs at OrdinaryAdventurer posting this. It really got me thinking. For a while I’ve felt a little disenchanted by the world of blogging and adventuring; a lot of professional adventurers (i.e. those whose main source…

The Architecture of Madrid and Seville: a phototour

Madrid’s Parks Madrid’s modern architecture Madrid Local Life Seville’s historic architecture Plaza De Espana Alcazar de Sevilla Seville’s modern architecture Site of Expo ’92 Both cities were brilliant to visit, the green spaces of Madrid and it’s wonderful art galleries made for a great weekend, followed by the fantastic food, beer and very varied architecture…

Yotel Gatwick; pod style hotels arrive in the UK

What do sushi and hotels have in common? Both evidence that good things come in small packages. The perfect bit size sushi piece has everything you need in a mouthful but nothing extra, all packed together in an efficient morsel for degustation. From the business behind the sushi chain Yo Sushi comes a hotel chain…