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Mount Elbus, the highest mountain in Europe

What’s next for 2012

So with the Great Wall of China, the Colliseum in Rome, Petra in Jordan, the Pyramids in Egypt, and now Machu Picchu under my belt, I’ve achieved 5 of the 7 Wonders of the World … what’s next?

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Vasco Da Gama yachts racing from Maputo to Durban

Vasco Da Gama Yacht Race 2012, from Maputo to Durban

After returning on Saturday 21st April from a whirlwind trip to Machu Piccau in Peru, I started packing for Maputo on the 25th of April, getting ready to take part in the Vasco Da Gama Yacht Race from Maputo to Durban, organised by the Royal Natal Yacht Club …

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This hill, called Machu Picchu, or 'old peak', gives the site its name.

From the highlands of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon basin

After leaving the Hotel Monasterio, I climbed on board the Hiram Bingham luxury train that would take me from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. After leaving the station of Poroy, we descended to the plateau of Anta (Pampa de Anta), passing patchwork crops of quinoa, corn, potatoes, and beans …

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hot air balloon

Travel in 2012

If the Mayans have it right, then this is the year to travel and see the world! What’s on your Bucket List for 2012? Here’s where I’ll be over the next few months …

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Paul Erskine | Dog sledding in the North Pole

Bucket List

I am always continually adding to my Bucket List. I read travel magazines and books, and look for things that blow me away – it has to be something that has that ‘wow’ factor. Something like climbing the Seven Summits – the highest mountain peaks on each of the world’s seven continents – and visiting […]

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