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Unexpected delights

October 24, 2015 Random thoughts, Values

Since my last post on the personal nature of travel experiences and the benefits you can derive from them the whole idea of subjective value has been rattling around in my head. It has been a week since I’ve been…

14 Things I’ve learned about New Zealand

October 14, 2015 New Zealand, Random thoughts

Tomorrow I fly back to the UK from New Zealand... ...to resume a somewhat normal life for a few months and prep for The Big Adventure. I’m looking forward to going home and seeing Mickey. I’m full of cold right…

To travel or not? Defining subjective value.

October 13, 2015 Random thoughts

I read a blog article a while ago on how travel is just another exercise in narcissism and it doesn’t make you interesting. A comment from someone below the post read “Yes! Travel is just another long holiday. Nice, but…

A spring tramp up the Routeburn…continued

October 8, 2015 Uncategorized

We woke up early after our first night on the Routeburn and while Dylan and Rebecca efficiently cooked breakfast I kept out of the way and took some shots of my surroundings. This being my first tramp out onto the…

Tramping the Routeburn track

October 8, 2015 New Zealand

A few weeks ago whilst working in the lab one of my colleagues heard me say I wanted to get out to see glaciers and countryside and Fjordland. He told me he goes tramping most weekends and that they had…

Out of my comfort zone

October 7, 2015 New Zealand, Random thoughts

I’m at a point in my life where I can not only appreciate the value of stepping outside my comfort zone but I can capitalise on it too. Taking risks can be framed as a bad thing in today’s risk…