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Lucy Grewcock's Been There Done That

  • Dived with whale sharks in the Philippines and great whites in South Africa
  • Travelled the long way round by train, bus and bike from Beijing to Hong Kong
  • Hung out with penguins and elephant seals on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Canoed crocodile-filled backwaters in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Escaped from reality on an orangutan research base in the rainforests of Borneo
  • Dodged crevasses and polar bears on a 5-week camping trip in the Arctic

Recent articles in Always Adventuring

  • 18 Aug 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Amazing cities

Incredible Ayutthaya - a daytrip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya was once one of the world's wealthiest cities. Founded in 1350, it was capital of Siam for more than 400 years and was home to more than a million citizens. In the 16th 17th centuries, merchants from across the globe were in awe of this major international trading port, with its 400-plus gilded temples and elaborate palace buildings.
  • 24 Jul 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
A walk in the past

Riding the Death Railway in Kanchanaburi

Far beyond the lure of Thailand's popular beaches, villages and islands, there are fascinating historical sites to experience, including one amazing centuries-old relic that can still be ridden today. I'm talking about the Death Railway, an infamous feat of civil engineering that cost around 60,000 builders their lives. The restored part of its track remains a working marvel, one through which you can discover the region's dazzling beauty, from dense jungle to raging rivers and dramatic cliffs.
  • 05 Jul 2017
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Walking around

Reflections on Thailand: five reasons why I'll return

With Thailand being an extremely popular destination with one of the highest rate of repeat visitors, there's indeed a thousand reasons why those who make it here end up coming back sooner or later. After having experienced Thailand, myself I can conclude that returning is an urge impossible to resist, especially once your eyes are opened to the many possibilities and remote corners to explore. Read on to learn about the five factors that have me longing to go back.
  • 06 Jun 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Practical advice

Five fantastic daytrips from Bangkok

For when you have limited time to spend in the kaleidoscopic city of Bangkok and you want to see more beyond its reaches, I've come up with five different itineraries to make for memorable daytrips, taking in some of the most evocative sights and wonders surrounding the Thai capital. Read on to see where to spend your time when based in Bangkok but wanting to explore a bit outside its confines, without time-consuming trips or more expensive domestic flights.
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