Author Archive: John Dwyer

John Dwyer is a travel writer and blogger. His first book High Road to Tibet: Travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India became an Amazon best-seller. His latest book Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood recalls his years growing up on a rural farm in Ireland.

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Kayak in Rostellan with Cork Harbour Festival

Kayak in Rostellan with Cork Harbour Festival

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love travel. I’ve written books on my travel adventures in China, Africa and India. Nowadays, the opportunities to indulge my wanderlust have taken a backseat to responsibilities of young family. Happy to do it, I should add. So how does a travel-lover like myself get my travel fix while also not straying too far […]

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Fishing in Beara – Childhood Memories

Fishing in Beara – Childhood Memories

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The following is extracted from my book Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood and tells the story of the time my father taught me to fish in our local river in Beara, West Cork. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. During the hot and idyllic summers of my childhood, the Kealincha River […]

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Rosie – A Khayelitsha Township Success Story

Rosie – A Khayelitsha Township Success Story

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brian took us to see Rosie’s Kitchen, a place that provided food to the needy of the area. Wearing a white apron, Rosie welcomed us to Khayelitsha. She invited us to look inside her home, which was a converted shipping container. From the outside, it didn’t look like much. However, she enjoyed modern conveniences such […]

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Tour of DMZ Vietnam

Tour of DMZ Vietnam

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vietnam – the mention of the word evokes images of war. Films such as “Platoon”, “Born on the fourth of July” and “Full Metal Jacket” gave us images that continue to be associated with the country long after the war itself was over. On my way to visit the battlefields of Vietnam, I wondered what […]

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My Writing Resolutions for 2016

My Writing Resolutions for 2016

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year to everyone out there, wishing everybody the very best of luck for 2016. I’m one of those people who use the start of another year to take stock of the year gone and make plans for the coming year. Some people don’t like setting goals but not me – I love it. […]

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Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump

Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump

| August 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

When I saw bloukrans bridge the following morning, I swallowed hard. It spanned a yawning gorge and seemed much higher that its 216 meters. A jump from that height would be like taking the lift to the 70th floor of a building before taking a swan dive off the windowsill. At the reception, everyone had […]

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Convert Word to Clean HTML with DoctoHTML

Convert Word to Clean HTML with DoctoHTML

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

To understand e-readers, you have to understand that you’re really dealing with a lightweight web browser. Ebooks are in fact a variation of web pages with HTML at their core. That’s really all they are. The cleaner the HTML you put into the ebook, the more predictable it will appear across various e-reader devices. In […]

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Hogsback – A Journey to Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Hogsback – A Journey to Tolkien’s Middle Earth

| July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I arrived at hilltop village of Hogsback, South Africa to see if the magic that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s books still existed. Taking a map from the hostel I booked into, I set off in search of Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Before heading into the woods, I got chatting to Pat, a local resident who ran 4×4 […]

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Visit to Cape Point South Africa

Visit to Cape Point South Africa

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Once we parked at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, we made our way towards the shore. Shortly after, a gang of baboons crossed our path. This was my first encounter with these creatures, although I had already seen signs near the car park warning people not to feed […]

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Help Me Choose a South Africa Travel Book Cover

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’ve been working with the very talented Melody Simmons on a cover for my latest travel book about South Africa. She presented me with a number of options and I’ve narrowed it down to these four. The book will be called “Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Travels in South Africa and Swaziland” and will describe […]

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