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Lucy Grewcock's Been There Done That

  • Canoed crocodile-filled backwaters in the Amazon Rainforest
  • Hung out with penguins and elephant seals on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Dodged crevasses and polar bears on a 5-week camping trip in the Arctic
  • 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
  • Escaped from reality on an orangutan research base in the rainforests of Borneo

Recent articles in Always Adventuring

  • 24 Apr 2018
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  • Travel Story
  • Lucy Grewcock
Life's a beach

Salvador and the Northeast of Brazil - Culture, Caipirinhas and Kitesurfing

What comes to mind when you think of 'Brazil'? Perhaps Sugar Loaf Mountain and Rio de Janeiro; the Amazon rainforest, Iguaçu Falls, or Copacabana Beach? Many of the country's best-known attractions are in the South but, when I visited in November, I chose to miss out on Rio and Southern Brazil. Instead, I spent three weeks in the Northeast.
  • 21 Mar 2018
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  • Travel Advice
  • Lucy Grewcock
Amazing cities

Three ways to experience Singapore

An island state in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore is unlike anywhere else in the world. Before I visited last year, I imagined a clean and orderly city with Western-style modernity, high-tech industries and air-conditioned malls. But, what I hadn't realised, is that Singapore offers so much more besides.
  • 27 Feb 2018
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Practical advice

A guide to Laos cuisine

Before I visited Laos last year, I knew little about its cuisine – unlike Thai and Chinese, Lao food is little known in the UK. When I arrived, I discovered fresh ingredients, delicious local dishes, and some surprisingly familiar flavours.
  • 16 Jan 2018
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  • Lucy Grewcock
There is another world out there

Why Laos and where to go

After finally deciding to tick off my long-overdue trip to Laos I was rewarded with the sight of lesser-known marvels that include splendid UNESCO sites, magnificent temples and stunning scenery. This small, low-key and laidback country wedged between far more famous neighbours like Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam may not get a lot of attention on its own, but perhaps it should...or perhaps we better keep this lovely secret to ourselves, shall we?
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