Paradise Found April 11th 2020 In these times of environmental, climatic and health catastrophes, it was heart-warming to discover that paradise still exists.
The Pacific – excluding Australia and New Zealand – is pretty much one of the only big expanses of the Earth that I have never visited. Along with Antarctica. I’ve always had in my head how special the Pacific Islands must be so I’ve been saving them for a spe ... read more
Oceania » Palau » Koror After three decades as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific under US administration, this westernmost cluster of the Caroline Islands opted for independence in 1978 rather than join the Federated States of Micronesia. A Compact of Free Assoc... ... read more
When I started this blog in 2007, it was more of a highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. My rule had been one blog per country unless I lived there, but I eventually realised that fewer blogs were appearing. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries. It's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences with a sneaky bit of travelling tacked on before or after th... full info