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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Hiking in the Flatirons of Boulder Colorado

Hiking in the Flatirons of Boulder Colorado

| August 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Stephen King looked for a base for the good guys in his novel The Stand, he close Boulder, Colorado. This was the clean-living utopia for the goodies of his post-apocalyptic novel. The baddies moved to Las Vegas. I visited Boulder to see what it as good as Mr. King had suggested. Boulder is a […]

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Denver Colorado

Denver Colorado

| August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2016, a work assignment brought me to Denver, Colorado. It was Nov 8, the day Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. I arrived in Denver after a long flight from London, premium economy, one of the perks of work travel. I collected my rental car and, thanks to the wonders of […]

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Nomad – Swedish Food for the Soul

Nomad – Swedish Food for the Soul

| April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was in Stockholm for work and wanted to have supper at a place that served traditional Swedish fare. I have to thank Emma at the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel reception for suggesting Nomad. “What are the prices like?” I asked hesitantly. Anyone familiar with how expensive Sweden is compared to the rest of […]

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What’s the Quickest Way to Make Money Online?

What’s the Quickest Way to Make Money Online?

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

What’s the fastest way to make money online? It’s a question I often ask myself. Like many others, I hear stories of how some spotty kid is making thousands from posting YouTube videos and want to do the same. Surely it can’t be that hard? As if reading my mind, I saw a link on […]

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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 | 2 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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