actonsteve's Profile

Age Range: 30-39  |  Joined: October 2000

London, United Kingdom

The journey or a thousand miles begins wtih a single step...

About Me: . I have this insatiable curiousity. I'm at my happiest roaming around some European city with enough interesting nooks and crannies. My great love is European university cities such as Bologna, Oxford or Salamanca. I was designed to live in some place like that.

I fell in love with travel at an early age and have so far visited 25 countries. I'm slowly ticking off each major site and rue the day when I do them all. I love the bustle and excitement of different cultures and that may be the reason I enjoy living in London - the world is in one city...

Trip Journals by actonsteve

Name Destination Date Created
A Quantum of Italy: Lovely Siena and Around Siena, Italy December 17, 2009
The Great Wildebeest Migration - Masai Mara National Reserve Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya February 15, 2009
The Elephants Graveyard - the Spectacular Ngorongoro Crater Ngorongoro, Tanzania January 19, 2009
To Lie Down with Lions - the Serengeti Plains Serengeti National Park, Tanzania December 05, 2008

Reviews by actonsteve

Name Destination Date Written
The Gardens of Catherine D'Medici Florence, Italy December 17, 2009
The Tough Must-see of Florence Florence, Italy December 17, 2009
A Cathedral to Die For.. Siena, Italy December 17, 2009
007 versus 'The Palio' - Piazza Il Campo Siena, Italy December 17, 2009

Stories and Tips by actonsteve

Name Destination Date Written
Viareggio – Belle Époque Resort on the Versilian Coast Siena, Italy December 17, 2009
Crocs at the Ready - the Mara River Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya February 15, 2009
The Crunch of Bones - Hyenas and Vultures Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya February 15, 2009
Encounters with Cheetahs – the Fastest Animal on Earth Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya February 15, 2009

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More About actonsteve

I love to travel to...
Foz de Iguacu, Delhi, Venice, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Sydney, Salvador, Mykonos, Jaipur, Tuscany, Istanbul
I never forget to pack...
A good book. Actually, several good books.

I spend enough time in airports or waiting for buses I need something to while away the time. A good travel guide is essential and I have one of those brains that digests maps and facts and figures. I read travel guides for pleasure. Its like exploring the world in a book.
My weirdest travel habit is...
Getting annoyed by backpackers. It was me twenty years ago and now I dont like be told that "Gold coast is awesome!" or "Thailands beaches rock!". I'm heading for curmudgeon city.
It's my dream to travel to...
Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Great Barrier Reef, St Petersburg, Tanzania, Russia, Jerusalem, Kakadu NP, the Amazon, Xian, Guilin, Mombasa, Buenos Aires, Yucatan, Okavango Delta
When I'm not traveling...
I'm at home in West London spending my time enjoying the city. Whenever I venture out of the city limits I get homesick for concrete. You can generally find me proping up a pub in Soho or Vauxhall - regaling fellow drinkers with anecdotes you get for free from me on Igougo.
I also travel online at...
The Anorak Zone - a wretched hive of scum and villainy..