Archive for the ‘Traveller’s Tales’ Category

September 3, 2013 @ 3:49 pm - posted by Liz
Ever wanted to take a black cab around the world while breaking two Guinness World Records and clocking up £80,000 on the meter? Paul Archer and his mates did just that, and even took time to drive up Everest on the worlds longest taxi ride. [ more...]
August 30, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - posted by Drew Charles
I’m back in Chengdu now, having had a stint in Singapore and Thailand, but rather than list the times I brush my teeth and scratch my head I thought I’d focus in on one weekend in particular… my own motorcycle diaries. Saturday – Chiang Mai Thailand I woke up thinking I had a hangover, but as I stepped out of bed I stumbled, which confirmed I was actually still drunk. The problem with waking [ more...]
August 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - posted by David Beaumont
The Cape town Cryer, South Africa's Roadside Economy - Part 4   Parking attendants take your money to park, not meters. You give them about 50p for an hour’s parking in central Cape Town and they do something with a calculator that hangs heavily around their necks. I have no idea what they do with it but I seem to have got away without a ticket so far but then again I have never seen a [ more...]
August 15, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - posted by David Beaumont
Driving in South Africa   Vehicles of all types here are very expensive. One in five drivers in South Africa attempt navigation without a licence. Car insurance is amazingly not compulsory, nor are MOT’s. Speed and traffic light cameras abound but very few contain film. Traffic police are virtually non-existent and when they do lurk by the roadside with a speed camera, you are warned by [ more...]
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