Fantafrica: Wandering and Wondering across Africa.

One man’s search for meaning in life’s third stage; there is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.

Pete Martin ¦ Revolutions: Wandering and Wondering on a Sabbatical Year.

One man’s soul searching journey to rekindle his health and his love of life; from being battered and beaten in Berlin to circumnavigating the world.


Much Addo About Nothing.

“At the water hole” – an article from my visit to Addo National Elephant Park, near Port Elizabeth, in South Africa and which is an extract from “FANTAFRICA” – has been published on Dave’s Travel Corner.

Where would you rather be #42?


“Fantafrica.” Inside a Ghanaian Football Academy.

“Fantafrica” is published today. Here is an extract which sets the tone for my time in Africa. This is my first few days in Ghana.

Where would you rather be #41?


“When the wind blows.” Featured in Cycle, The Magazine of Cycling UK.

My short story on cycling head first into a “Dutch hill” on the final stages of my trip along the whole length of the Rhine, is featured as one of the Travellers’ Tales in the October/November Edition of Cycle, the Magazine of Cycling UK.

Mount Fuji: Arising like an apparition above the clouds.

The final article to be featured in the Japan Travel Series has been published. Read an exclusive extended version below.

Where would you rather be #40?


Not my circus, not my monkeys.

The sacred monkeys at Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary near Ho in Ghana. This article, an adapted extract from my new book “Fantafrica”, is featured in World Nomads.

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The above are my recent blogs.

You will find my journals describing how I wandered in the ancient temples of Japan, cycled in Sri Lanka, travelled on the Trans-Siberian Railway, survived an Ayurveda retreat in India and how I was brave enough to take a sabbatical to get my life back together.

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 Lao Tzu

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It can be anything from ‘joyful journeys’ – being the only passenger crossing the Pacific Ocean on a container ship or giving donated football kit to street children in Ghana; to ‘mind, body and spirit’ – being treated by a shamanic healer on the equatorial island of São Tomé; or on ‘the power of change’ – coming to terms with marriage again or living life to the full by slowing down.

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