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A crumbling monument to insanity – the “Colossus of Rugen”

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I think it was the bread rolls that really brought it home to me. The sheer scale of the place was one thing, the madness of the entire concept another. But it was when our guide told us about the bakery that I truly understood how reality hadn’t been factored into these grandiose plans. How […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Berlin Wall watchtower, Berlin, Germany

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Ouagadougou campsite, Burkina Faso, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Planning your Grown-up Travel – the 12 step programme

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Use this handy guide to plan your trip Image obtained from Flickr.com under Creative Commons (c) Kaushal Karkhanis This is the list we at Grown-up Travel Guide use to plan our travel and we’re sharing it here to help readers in their preparations. There are many high-tech methods to automate some of the processes listed […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Djenne Mosque, Mali, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]