I did everything before I left, except for update this blog. Check out this post for a quick update on my current whereabouts and adventures over the past seven months, or head over to www.theflashpacker.info for the unabridged version
Recollections of the ferry I took to Shanghai from Dalian, a port in northern China, in 2004, which no longer exists; and the hotel at which we stayed, historic and decrepit, now long-since renovated, housing ghosts, antiques and memories of which we weren't even aware
What a difference a year makes.
Forget Oslo and Copenhagen! Finland's wintery capital is crying out for to pay it a visit.
We've all got our travel essentials, but I won't hop on a plane without any of these.
That time I had a 1,500 word article published in a national newspaper!
That time I was Highly Commended in the Bradt / Independent travel writing competition!