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327) Sue 
Liverpool, UK
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Thursday, 17 September 2015 07:48 Write a comment

Off to Turkey once again on Monday to walk some familiar parts of the Lycian Way from previous visits over the last 10 years and to add a little of St Paul's Trail around Lake Egirdir. Wonderful photographs of all the wild flowers we missed by walking in late September! We have also walked the same valleys as you in Cappadocia some years ago.
326) Rob 
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 04:59 Write a comment

We just finished the walk today ...back at the Yamba YHA ...we followed your blog and found it super useful throughout the 4 days... Fabulous scenery ....great time ... No need for a beach walk in near future !
325) Joyce nariyoshi 
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015 11:49 Write a comment

It was nice to read your blog and to refresh my memory of our bike tour. I told one of our friends of this excellent trip, and they are doing a private tour in 2017 with about 9 people as Thomas is not doing this trip next year. They found your blog and that sold them on booking the trip. I really enjoyed that trip, but it really was a lot of hills. Going back to Japan in October to the Japanese alps to see fall foliage.
324) Rob 
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Friday, 24 July 2015 20:59 Write a comment

Fabulous wife and I are planning to do the coastal walk in a few weeks
323) Ian 
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Tuesday, 21 July 2015 21:39 Write a comment

I greatly enjoyed your well written and well photographed walk via mimosa national park. Thank you.
322) Diana 
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Saturday, 9 May 2015 04:14 Write a comment

We have just stumbled upon your site as we prepare for our Chemin St Jacques - we will walk from Le Puy in France to Roncesvalles in Spain, crossing the Pyrenees. Somewhat daunted by what we have read about steep climbs and descents, we have been excited by the spectacular scenery in the photos you have posted from your walk from Le Puy to Conques. We will begin late May to avoid the main public holidays and now wonder whether it will be warmer than we anticipated - you say you ran out of sunscreen! Your high quality photos which have enthused us as we prepare mentally. We completed the entire Camino de Santiago in Spain in 2013 - 800km so we don't feel as daunted by the actual distance. We may take it a little slower this time and not attempt too many 30km days. Thank you for sharing your diaries.
321) Jill 
San Francisco
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 23:38 Write a comment

I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog! I used it when hiking the W trail, and then again now when researching Cappadocia. (I also have read about many more of your adventures.) I was wondering which of the hikes in Cappadocia you liked the most. I will be based in Goreme, and will hike in some of the valleys there. I also will visit Guzelyurt and hike in the Ilhara Valley. Which other areas were your favorites? Is the section of the Ilhara Valley from Belisme to Selime worth doing? (I will go from Ilhara village to Belisme, but I was told the rest of the valley is not that worthwhile.) I have a total of 5 and a half days in Cappadocia. Thanks in advance for any advice you might have!
320) Suz 
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Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:28 Write a comment


Just found your rad site - great to see so many walks done over so many years! I might have to follow in your footsteps on some of them :) I have a knee recon booked next week and sites like this are motivating me to make sure I do my rehab properly so I can get back on the trail smile

Can I just say that as I see you are going to Japan soon --- you need to go to Yakushima (the island south of Kyushu) if you are not already going - I didn't see it on your upcoming list. If you don't go, you are robbing yourself of a most beautiful and unique part of Japan. Just do yourself a favour and google it. It's also fairly easy to get there. You can fly ($200-300AUD??) or slum it like I did and catch the overnight ferry from Kagoshima (about $30AUD). TRUST ME it is worth your time at least googling it.
319) Jenny 
Wallaga Lake
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Sunday, 1 March 2015 20:37 Write a comment

Have just left Mallacoota and my son did the Wonboyn to Mallacoota walk in about 1993. I too am keeping a log of our travels and would like to put a link to your site, if that is okay with you, it is quite delightful. Your photos and description are lovely.
318) Stuart Orr 
Brisbane, Australia
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Thursday, 12 February 2015 19:20 Write a comment

Stumbled upon your blog when researching one of the Camino walks through France and Spain. Excellent reference material.
317) Anna 
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Monday, 26 January 2015 06:32 Write a comment

Absolutely loving your blog! Found it while researching for the Cape to Cape walk. Hoping to do it this year! Great info and loved the photos. Now time to explore more of your travels! Greetings from the west coast (the best coast!!)
316) shirin 
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Wednesday, 7 January 2015 02:31 Write a comment

Wonderful overview of your enticing experience hiking the Lycian Way in Turkey. We will be following suit later this spring, and your pictures and description have certainly wetted the appetite. Thanks so much for sharing!
315) Julie 
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015 05:52 Write a comment

Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with others.
My husband and I are going in September to Switzerland followed by Northern Italy then Croatia and Slovenia.
Not being as experienced walkers as you we however love walking and are planning to do as many day walks in these areas as possible. We have found your information on walking in these areas very inspiring.
We would like to stay as close as possible to where we will be starting our walks and so I wanted to ask if you could recommend any of the accomodation that you stayed in in these particular areas?
Thank-you for your thoughts re this, Julie
314) Paul 
Western Australia
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Thursday, 4 December 2014 11:29 Write a comment

I too am the grey-, (or at least thin-on-top) nomad type, having made two Caminos de Santiago on a bike; (arthritic knees make humping a back-pack too much of a challenge). Chanced upon your wonderful website, seeking info on the Chemin de Saint Jacques.
One comment. I was saddened by your (understandable) observations on the indulgence business in Santiago. As a Catholic pilgrim, embracing the purely spiritual dimension of the Camino, may I point out that according to our faith, an indulgence is granted automatically to any pilgrim completing the journey who participates in the sacraments and pilgrim mass on arrival. You merely observed the sale of certificates which are quite irrelevant in this matter, (souvenirs really) and I, for one, certainly didn't bother getting one. You are quite right that the majority of pilgrims are simply participating in a life experience, well worth while in itself. Thanks for your very valuable, indeed dare I say inspirational, website.
313) Beth Roast 
Cordalba Qld
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 02:43 Write a comment

Just to let you know Herbie was our father who was one of the. First five farmers who went to the Ord in 1963. His name was Herb Dougall and my sister and I went to Herbies Hideout on our school holidays. We explored the area as teenagers. If you are interested we can hopefully answer any questions you have about those early days. Beth Roast and Alison Smith
312) Anna and Javier 
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Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:30 Write a comment

Hello Nomads

Congratulations for your impressive webpage and your experiences!!
I have read with interest your stories about the trekking through Aladaglar with young Mehmet... We will be visiting Turkey in two weeks and we have been trying to find information about independent trekkings in the Aladaglar mountains, with a local guide. We try to avoid tour operators so we have asked the Federation of Official Guides and Aladaglar camping for information about how to contact a local guide and prices... without success... How did you contact Mehmet? Should we organize it before arriving in Turkey or is it better to look for guides directly there? And... if I may ask, how much would be a trekking for 5 days with guide and mules?? Thank you very much for your valuable help!

311) Mike and Anne 
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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Wednesday, 9 July 2014 19:42 Write a comment

our son is currently hiking the West Coast Trail, using his itinerary and your amazing photos/journal, we have been able to hike along with him from the comfort of our respective couches!! Thanks so much for a great trip, Mike and Anne.
310) Cos Faggiano 
Victoria, Australia
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Friday, 30 May 2014 06:16 Write a comment

Loved it. We have been travelling to Tilba for the past twenty years, but we've yet to do any of the walks. Definitely on the itinerary for next time.
309) Louise Bloxham 
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Tuesday, 27 May 2014 20:54 Write a comment

I've just completed a section of the Great Ocean Walk (Castle Cove to 12 Apostles) where I met other walkers who informed me about your blog. It's been great reading it and re-living my 4 day journey, considerably shorter than your treks but every bit as wonderful. Your definition of what constitutes "great" in a title I agree definitely refers to this walk, with its amazing variation of vegetation, its considerable challenges and those breathtaking coastal vistas!

You'll be pleased to know that the walk has been extended past Glenample, and now continues all the way to the 12 Apostles visitor's centre. And there IS a plaque on a platform overlooking the Apostles indicating the (almost) end of the walk. I must say though, that after the solitude and beauty of the mostly walker-only environment of the track, to emerge at the horrendously crowded visitor's centre, with its car park full of tour buses and the unending, deafening drone of sight-seeing helicopters was rather depressing.

Still I will always have with me my wonderful memories, highlighted by the special treat of a full moon rising over the ocean, the companionship of three lovely other walkers whom I met and shared campsites on the way, and a truly "great" walk!

Thanks for your fantastic blog, I look forward to reading about your many other walks to help me plan for my next foray!
308) Irene 
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Sunday, 6 April 2014 23:40 Write a comment


I've done many of the treks that you did in New Zealand. Your detailed description of the treks gave me a better idea of what I'm in for, especially when I was on the Rees-Dart track 2 2 summers ago with my friends. I'll be doing the Tour du Mont Blanc in June this year. Where do you recommend I should go for another 3-4 days of hiking thereafter in Switzerland?
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