Tag Archives: backpacking

  1. REBLOG: Expediciòn Acatenango: The Ring of Fire

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    Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

    Originally posted on The Adventure Born:
    When I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro three years ago, I felt like I could accomplish…

  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement (I)

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    Friday 14 November, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s first entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from 1987, and the time that a good friend of mine …
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  3. Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright…

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    Tuesday 22 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Time for another “Tunes I Love” Groningen, The Netherlands… that’s where my love of Tangerine Dream started, back in the …
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  4. REBLOG: India – An Experience

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    Monday 07 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    As a lover of travel in India, it is hard sometimes to describe the sights and sounds to others, particularly …
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  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (IV)

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    Monday 12 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s fourth and probably final entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a Spikey Special…. camel trekking of course, …
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  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (III)

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    Sunday 11 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s third entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is from a village in Western Tanzania – me thinks there was …
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  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (II)

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    Saturday 10 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is of a cheeky chappie in his hand made raft/canoe on Lake …
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  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning (IV)

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    Monday 06 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s fourth entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from the beginning of our Greek adventure this past …
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  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning (II)

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    Saturday 04 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

    Clan Spike’s second entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is from the very first day I set out on …
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  10. Winter Solstice Sun

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    Tuesday 24 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Northern Hemisphere, 21st December, Winter Solstice… so the shortest day of the year, and our ‘mid-winter’. We tend to have …
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  11. Varanasi – A Sacred Moment

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    Sunday 22 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    India. Ever been there? It’s one of the most fascinating spots on the planet, for me at least. Often described …
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  12. Deep Inside Pyramids Are Scary Places

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    Friday 20 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ok, hands up who has been into space? No, me neither, but I have done some daft things in my …
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  13. Crowded Turkish Beaches… In Winter

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    Wednesday 18 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Yeah right… In the summer, say from June to September, the beaches here on the Turkish Riviera attract all sorts …
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  14. Greek Islands & White Paint

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    Sunday 15 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There are some views from this planet that really don’t warrant any form of introduction or explanatory note. You know, …
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  15. Girls, Guns & Jerusalem

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    Saturday 14 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    I was in Israel in December 1987, literally having arrived a couple of days after the First Intifada, the uprising …
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  16. Dar es Salaam

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    Saturday 07 December, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    A few places in the world really stand out in one’s memory. Sometimes it’s just the name of a place …
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  17. Being an Arse (Assistant Rafting Support Employee)

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    Saturday 30 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever heard of the Franz Josef Glacier? I certainly hadn’t, well not before I stumbled across it on my travels …
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  18. Indian Trains – Sleepies and Scoffing

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    Sunday 24 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    In the first post Indian Trains –Timetables & Travellers, we came across the timetables, the tickets, the noise, the people …
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  19. Anyone For Tea?

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    Friday 22 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . This little tea house or sort of restuarant is a wonderful stop off point during road trips around these …
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  20. Indian Trains –Timetables & Travellers

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    Saturday 16 November, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    There is something about the railways that is an absolute must when travelling in India. Criss-crossing almost the entire sub-continent, …
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  21. SPIKE WRITES: Many Thanks “Hitchhikers Handbook”

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    Wednesday 23 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    If you love discovering great travel blogs, then you ought to check out the Hitchhikers Handbook. It’s full of great …
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  22. I Wanna Be A Bird When I Grow Up

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    Sunday 20 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Hate flying or love it? That’s about it really, isn’t it; there’s no in-between for most people. Well me, I …
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  23. A Bit Of Dutch Hospitality

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    Tuesday 08 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Sometime around 10pm on a dark rainy autumn evening in 1987, I arrived in the small town of Hoofddorp, just …
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  24. Humbled Uncle Spike

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    Wednesday 02 October, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    202 Followers ! I’m so humbled… Just checked my Stats page and realised that Uncle Spikes Adventures now has 202 …
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  25. Baby Spike to Uncle Spike

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    Wednesday 25 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Even Uncle Spike was a kid once… Check out my wheels; my first adventure! (…yes, that really is me…) . …
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  26. Quite A Neat Little Number!

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    Tuesday 24 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    No, sorry, you can’t have the cash, but you can have my gratitude!

  27. Me And My Two Wheeled Taxicab

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    Tuesday 17 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Who says taxis should have 4 wheels? Mine didn’t… New Zealand; that beautiful collection of islands of the southern hemisphere, …
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  28. Uncle Spike says “Yay!”

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    Monday 09 September, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    . T H A N K   Y O U ! In just the past 12 days, you guys have …
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  29. My 1987 Greek Island Adventure

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    Saturday 31 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Twenty-five or so years ago I was ‘on the road’. Now that narrative could be applied to several lifestyle alternatives; …
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  30. Palestine, Bananas & Guns

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    Friday 30 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    A new travel story from Uncle Spike is on it’s way for tomorrow (promise). But in the meantime… Got a …
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  31. Gracias! ~ Thanks! ~ Asante!

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    Wednesday 28 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    ** 2000 Hits ** So not such a huge number for many blogs… But a milestone for Uncle Spike. Many …
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  32. A Guide To Tactical Hitchhiking

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    Tuesday 20 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Wanderlust was my watchword, and very much part and parcel of who I was in the mid-late 1980’s. As do …
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  33. Milestone ~ Spike Didn’t Just Spike!

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    Sunday 18 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Well, well… who would have guessed? Two months ago I started this blog in earnest, and today I am pretty …
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  34. Dodecanese Days

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    Tuesday 13 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Currently exploring a few of the Greek Dodecanese islands, and seem to be accumulating more blog story fodder along the …
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  35. The Gambling Man

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    Friday 02 August, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    During my years in that wasteland otherwise known as an extended adolescence, I was known on occasion to partake in …
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  36. The Arrival, Indian Style

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    Saturday 13 July, 2013 by Uncle Spike

    Ever been to India? Well, for me, the Indian Subcontinent holds a very special place in my heart for a …
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