Why so quiet?

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This is some tumbleweed

I haven’t written on here for a long time, and that’s simply because I haven’t been travelling. I’ve been at the office, and who wants to read about that.

That’s a lie, actually. I have been travelling, just not nearly as much as before, and I haven’t had the time to write about it – other than for the Mail, which doesn’t allow swear words and is thus less fun.

But this year so far, I have been to Swedish Lapland, Cape Town (again), Ireland, Croatia and Texas.

You can read about Swedish Lapland here: Snowy vistas, roaming reindeer and a hotel made from ice: Why Swedish Lapland is the world’s most magical place to hunt for the Northern Lights

And my stay at the famed Ice Hotel here: What it’s like to sleep in a (luxury) freezer: Inside Lapland’s palatial Icehotel, with its elaborate bar, -5C rooms and special ‘duvet suits’

I’m actually in the process of writing a very thorough and hopefully useful guide to Cape Town for the Mail, I just haven’t quite finished yet. I took my friend Steven along this time, who I met in Antarctica. And I shall be writing a separate blog on why it’s a very good idea to go on holiday with a platonic friend of the opposite sex, soon.

I shall also be doing a blog post on Ireland, where I spent a weekend with 20 strangers in a massive manor house plonked in the middle of nowhere. It will have swearing in it.

And, when I finally get round to it, a post on Croatia too, where I trundled around with Bird looking at ancient ruins and snorkelling off near-deserted rocky coves.

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Here is Annabel at the Ice Hotel in Sweden
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Here is the unlikely friendship between a cat and a reindeer in Lapland
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Here is Annabel sitting in a cloud in Cape Town
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Here is Steven, her travel companion
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Here is Ireland
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Annabel was having much more fun here than it looks like
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Here is the amphitheatre at Pula in Croatia
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And here is Annabel, who is currently in Austin, Texas

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