Josh

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Digital obsessive, blogaholic, bedroom DJ and self-confessed MacBook hipster. If I am not attached to my computer, I will probably be cycling up a mountain, hiking up a mountain, snowboarding down a mountain, butchering some yoga moves or devouring an enormous bowl of Carrefour Muesli. Based in Granada, Spain, where I run expat blog spainforpleasure.com.
caye caulker, belize

Backpacking Solo in Belize: Tips for Staying Safe

Mind-boggling, but in an oddly pleasant way, Belize is a total misfit. Culturally Caribbean, linguistically English (or a bizarre creole form), accepting of US dollars as legal tender, surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries and there are Chinese takeaways everywhere. Belize only gained independence from the ruddy British in 1981, and this is the outcome after 34 years […]

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Eating like a local with Marrakech Food Tours

How hungry do you need to be to eat sheep’s head? Not very, as it happens. Before my 4 hour-long, belly-busting food tour of Marrakech started, I’d barely finished my last mouthful of an incredible chicken tagine lunch of sizemic proportions. So good, in fact, was the giant tagine – expertly and no doubt lovingly prepared […]

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marrakech souks

25 photos that will inspire you to visit Marrakech

This time last week I’d just spent my first full day in a city I’d been dying to see for years: Marrakech. The Moroccan capital has enticed me ever since I moved to and began to discover the captivating history of Granada, Spain, and was a must-see on my travel hit list for my 30th year […]

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manchester nightlife

Manchester Nightlife Guide: Tips from a Local

To say that the nightlife in Manchester is legendary would not be overstating it, and in this  detailed post I will try to explain why, before sharing a few of my top tips on Manchester nightlife. But first, why Manchester is significant to me? Firstly, Manchester is pretty much my home city. I grew up in […]

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buying cuban cigars in cuba guide

A Guide to Buying Cuban Cigars in Cuba

Cuba is the mecca of cigar production. From planting and picking to rolling, cutting and packaging – it’s all done in Cuba. So going to Cuba and not buying Cuban cigars would be like visiting the moon and not taking a rock. It’s just got to be done. Even if you don’t like cigars, it’s […]

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chefchaoen, morocco, view

A Travel Hit List for my 30th year

This year I will turn 30. FOGO isn’t something I really suffer from, but I’d be lying if I said the thought didn’t send a shiver down my spine. As long as I am happy when that day comes, that’s all that matters. But I’d also like to have ticked a few more boxes on my travel […]

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