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Articles by me

Have a look at some of my travel articles, some of which have been featured in press. If you'd like more information please just get in contact and i'll do my best to be helpful.

WRITTEN BY CHRIS GILL


New Zealand
| THE SHIP OF DEATH |


NEW ZEALAND

TRAVELLED MARCH 2020


It was our trip of a lifetime, we’d previously spent several weeks in Australia, popping over to Tasmania, now we were back using Sydney as a stepping stone. We are sat overlooking the harbour watching the boats ferry passengers away from the shadow of the Harbour Bridge and the iconic Opera House...

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Isle Of Man
| TRIKES AND TRAMS |


ISLE OF MAN

TRAVELLED SEPTEMBER 2017


My head was rocking in the breeze, sunshine filled my watery eyes, throughout my body the adrenalin rush was simply amazing. Our driver Paul hit the throttle and we smashed it down Sulby Straight, an unforgettable exhilarating experience...

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Oceana
| A GREEK ODYSSEY |


OCEANA CRUISE | P&O | GREEK ISLANDS

TRAVELLED SEPTEMBER 2017


The sun was beating down furiously on the Lido deck. It was so hot my backside felt welded to my lounger. Ten miles away one of the world's major heritage sites, the Acropolis, beckoned. Ten yards from where I was sat, a cool, enticing swimming pool was winking at me, come on in Chris! I struggled to do either. That's the problem with cruise ships, once you are on them you find you don't want to...

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Belgium
| SUN PARKS & FRITES |


DE HAAN | BRUGES | SLUIS | - BELGIUM / HOLLAND

TRAVELLED JULY 2017


It could only happen to me. As far as family holidays abroad go, heading to Sun Parks De Haan should have been the easiest. Didn't even need a map. Head to Folkestone, jump on the shuttle and bingo...75 minutes later straight into the Belguim equivalent of Center Parcs. Well, maybe not. I often wondered what happened when a car on the Eurotunnel service refused to start at the other end. Now I knew. Mine wouldn't, and to be fair it wasn't the only one. Thankfully I had...

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China
| THE FAR EAST |


BEIJING | XIAN | YANGSTE RIVER | SHANGHAI - CHINA

TRAVELLED SEPTEMBER 2015


There are 264 million cars in China and right now they all appear to be in front of me. You haven't seen traffic jams like it - it's the world's biggest dodgem ride. This is Beijing and for your own safety and sanity when on any transport you should ensure your eyes are shut. It's an extraordinary city of old and new, wealth and poverty, luxury and slums. It's the first step of our trip across parts of China, a vast landscape with 1.6bn population to match. Western tourists are ever more common but they come with a government warning...


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France
| VISIT CATALONIA |


ARLES-SUR-TEC | ROSES | COLLIOURE - FRANCE / SPAIN

TRAVELLED JULY 2015


We were winding through the hushed mediaeval alleyways of Ceret when the silence was broken. A group of youngsters appeared from nowhere. We knew they were English, because they were moaning. Their displeasure? The tourist information bureau was closed. We are in the pyrenees orientale area of France but for all intents and purposes we could have been in nearby Spain. This is where Catalonia envelops France...


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