Author Archives: Richard Griffith

About Richard Griffith

My first independent travel experience was a trip to Israel, in 1997, it was here that I caught the 'travel' bug! In 2001 I took an 8-month sabbatical and traveled around South East Asia. Since then I have managed to visit most of Eastern Europe along with India, Bangladesh, and a few other destinations in between. I love travel and I love meeting new people.

Trinidad & Tobago – a backpackers perspective.

Trinidad airport. Passing through customs, buying the prerequisite bus ticket, and (eventually) finding the bus stop, was the straightforward part. The wait for the bus proved more challenging. It took just under 3-hours to arrive, despite the schedule claiming it … Continue reading

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The PADI Rescue Diver course, a life changing experience.

My introduction to the amazing world of scuba diving came about, I guess like most people, by way of snorkelling. In 1995 I was on holiday, with my girlfriend at the time, in Corsica. She loved to lie on the … Continue reading

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A solo traveller in the Canary Islands.

Lanzarote. Lanzarote is my favourite of all the The Canary Islands. I particularly like staying in Arrecife. It’s a small town with a relaxed feel to it and the bus station has routes that can take you pretty much anywhere … Continue reading

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Exploring the amazing Dolmens of Antequera in southern Spain.

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Exploring beautiful Andalucía by train.

Cádiz. Cádiz is generally considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Europe, founded in about 1100 BC. The ancient centre, surrounded almost entirely by water, is a romantic jumble of sinuous streets where Atlantic waves crash against eroded … Continue reading

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The South Downs Way – Autumn 2023

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Island hopping in the beautiful Caribbean: Dominica.

I stayed up all night to see where the sun went…. and then it dawned on me. Anon. Whether you arrive in Dominica by sea or by air, your likely first impression will be one of awe at the sheer … Continue reading

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Island hoping in the beautiful Caribbean: Martinique.

St Lucia to Martinique was the start of my ‘island hopping’ using the excellent ferry service operated by L’Express des isles. A much cheaper option than flying, and probably quicker as well – all things considered. Arriving in Martinique was … Continue reading

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Island hopping in the beautiful Caribbean: St Lucia.

Unfortunately, my next flight (St Vincent to St Lucia) involved a 4-hour layover in Barbados – making the total journey time nearly 8-hours. Then the flight from Barbados to St Lucia was delayed by an hour. Realising the impending lateness … Continue reading

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Island hopping in the beautiful Caribbean: St Vincent & the Grenadines.

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” Bob Marley. Arriving at Argyl International Airport was a smooth, easy process and the first passport control, thus far, to kindly place a visa stamp in my passport. My accommodation, … Continue reading

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