Ok, not something you expect to see in Edinburgh, especially in the Charlotte Square water feature.  But hey!  Global warming is going to bring us a lot more exotic wildlife.

Scottish Freshwater Croc Scottish Freshwater Croc


Dong Millionaire

by admin on January 25, 2013

1,000,000 Dong

       This is what it takes to be Dong millionaire

       Last week I was a Dong millionaire but I frittered it all away

             Now I’m nothing…………..


How to Enter Vietnam – A Tale of Two Visa Options

January 22, 2013

  Live in the UK and planning a trip to Vietnam?  The you’re going to need a visa!  There are a couple of options: 1) apply to the embassy in London and be charged an arm and a leg 2) apply for a Visa on Arrival, pay a lot less but be prepared for a […]

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Blog is GO!

March 30, 2011

The blog is alive again. Hosted on a new server with a new theme called Thesis, I’ll be playing around and making changes for a few days and then I’ll start posting interesting stuff. Probably!

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Christchurch Earthquake – My Friend Jackie’s Experience

February 22, 2011

Jackie and her husband Boyd live just outside Christchurch and I’ve spent all day worrying about them and hoping they were ok.  Finally tonight, Jackie managed sent a group email to all of us who were waiting for news.  It’s show below – please read it because it shows real Kiwi grit and humour in […]

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Foreign Food – It’s Just Not The Same

June 15, 2010

On my trip to New Zealand my hosts were very hospitable and looked after me very lavishly. They produced a fantastic roast dinner when I arrived and served up a joint of hogget. Hogget is sheep and best described as being older than lamb but younger than mutton. We don’t eat it much in the […]

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New Home for Terrevista Trails Blog

May 17, 2010

If you are a long time reader of my tails from the Trails blog, you’ll have noticed the format changed recently.  This is due to the blog being migrated from one server to another and the new server not liking the format too much. For the technically mined amongst you, the old blog was hosted […]

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My Icelandic Volcano Travel Hell

April 18, 2010

Yes, it really is my Icelandic Volcano Travel Hell. On Sunday I was due to fly from Edinburgh to Heathrow and from there to New Zealand.  But because of Iceland’s latest ashy export I am now trapped in Edinburgh  –  with no escape in sight.  Instead of flying into a warm, tropical autumn, I am […]

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Snow Shoe Virgin

March 30, 2010

I don’t ski.  I’ve never skied.  I’d like to ski.  I’d like to snowboard even more but I don’t want to learn.  I don’t want to spend time on nursery slopes falling over and looking stupid, or, even worse, wondering if I’m wearing the right salopetts, gloves, boot, bindings etc.  Even more worse I don’t […]

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Siem Reap to Bangkok by Taxi

March 10, 2010

Taxi for Terrevista! In Cambodia, what costs £100 and lasts 45 minutes?  A flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok.  Bangkok Airways seem to have this route sown up so,  if you wanna fly, you gotta pay. On top of this there’s the $20 (£13.30)’departure tax’ (make sure you have crisp, clean dollars or else they’ll […]

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