World Travel
More Destinations
Books & Film
Original Fiction
Opinion & Lifestyle
Politics & Living
Film Space
Movies in depth
Kid's Books
Reviews & stories

Hacktreks 1/2
Hacktreks 3

Hacktreks 4
Hacktreks 5
Hacktreks 6
Hacktreks 7
Hacktreks 8

Another Place To Die
Another Place To Die
Hawksmoor & North

Pandemic thriller

hackwriters travel
• • • HACKTREKS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL On-line portfolio for world travellers 2016

Travel Pages Edited by Sam North:
2016 ---- Previous Destinations here
Need information about your airport and flight delays - Check your airport


   Search this site
or the web powered by FreeFind


Site search
Web search

Three continents -Twenty countries - Rebecca Lowe's
Bicycle Blog to the Middle East
Podgorica, Montenegro to Serbia / Kosovo border
Total miles cycled: 1,340
Mount Tabor & the Sternbergia lutea Neil Manspeizer
Mount Tabor is located in the lower Galilee region of Israel. From its slopes one may look toward the Plain of Megiddo. This spot is believed to be the exact location where the world will one day end.
Operation Irish Castle
Dan Morey
We knew when we got back from Europe someone would ask us if we’d seen any castles; and if we hadn’t seen any castles they’d give us that tragic look that said, 'Oh, how sad...'
My Family’s Fair Harbor
Leanna Johnson
Come with me, back to Scotland, to the cliff that faces my family’s land — and the sea. We’ll sit and sip a cuppa as dolphins cross the Sound of Jura, fins flashing just above the horizon.
Greenland: A Melting Arctic Wonder
Icebergs the size of skyscrapers and a domineering ice sheet taking up more than 80% of the total landmass - but it is suffering from the terrible consequences of global warming.
Bloom’s Footsteps: My Dublin Odyssey - Alex Worthy
It was a pain to wake up at 4 in the morning to catch our Ryanair flight but it was rewarding to see Dublin so empty.
Where Knights Ruled          
Clare Thorne
In a sea peppered with Greek isles, Rhodes is as far east as you can go and still be in Greece. 
Hapsburg Trieste Dreams
Dr Steve Collins
The more I explore Trieste the more apparent was the Hapsburg cultural legacy in this outwardly Italian city
Make Africa Your Winter Escape
Ibtisaam Ganief
Breath-taking sights, exciting wildlife, friendly people and a fantastic climate ...
Chicken Man
R.J. Fox (More from Love & Vodka)
Sergei turned off the main road, onto a very narrow, pothole-laden dirt road that seemed barely wide enough for a bike—let alone a car. Yet somehow Sergei managed to make the car fit, even if it meant scraping against a tree from time to time.
Top Dubai New Year’s Eve
Ibtisaam Ganief

New Year’s Eve is a night where friends and family get together and celebrate the success of the year that has just passed
Earworms in Bohemia
Jane Anderson

What is it about Smetana? As we walked across Charles Bridge, having been in Prague less than an hour, I realised that I had developed an earworm.
Andriy Rozumovskyi musical festival competition of young performers - Kateryna Dzekun
This good tradition started in 2012 in Baturyn palace when we celebrated the 260th birthday anniversary of Andriy Rozumovskyi
The Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk
- the first democratic constitution in the world
Kateryna Dzekun
One may claim that the modern history of a nation begins with its constitution.
Rozumovskyi Palace
Ukraine Hetmanate
Kateryna Dzekun

The imposing Hetman palace in all its beauty can compete with the most distinguished palaces of the world
Germany's Other Forest
David McVey

In the Saar-Hunsruck you can find peace, quiet beauty and the sense that few other English speakers have bothered to seek it out.
In the Shadow of Never Mountain
Matt Norcini

The church bells echoed through the quiet town streets of Berat, Albania. It was 6pm, and it was time for giro. We had read about this tradition of “total town promenade” and, honestly, thought little of it.
Back in Transylvania
Josef Oberwinzer

“I hope it will be totally crazy” was my new German friend's mantra ever since we agreed to drive to Transylvania together.

Murli M
Boating with the geese at Prayag
Murli Menon

One of the most nature friendly spectacles at Prayag is to watch hundreds of migratory birds stopping over during their long migratory journeys from Siberia to India.
Panamik – Nature’s own spa
Murli Menon

After spending three weeks at Leh, I came to know about the sulphur springs at Panamik, which offered miraculous cures for arthritis, digestive ailments and skin diseases.
Why Go To India?
Martin Noval

Indians are overwhelmingly untroubled, healthy, joyous, life-affirming people, a fact that anyone who has spent time in traditional villages and among local people can affirm.
Manila in the Year of the Monkey
Fred C. Wilson III

Walking through Manila’s Chinatown during New Year’s celebrations is an experience in itself.
Philipine Art - Alive with Color
Fred C. Wilson III

A nation’s art is a mirror into its soul; it reflects the cultural milieu a country is part of; Filipino art isn’t any different. Filipino canvases are awash with vibrant colors.
Asan World Flower Botanical Garden
Tamara in Korea

This was my destination for an escape from winter. Despite its international flavor, this garden is somewhat off the beaten track for foreign tourists
Canberra: A Colonists Dystopia
Sian Davies

Canberra is a place where politicians, military chiefs and top civil servants enjoy their affluence in a purpose built utopia for the ruling classes.
Western Australia Road Trip: Pros & Cons - Samantha Lego
After 30 days, 7,364 kilometres, $1,500 in petrol costs, countless litres of wine and more than a dozen road kill cows, my travelling partner and I joined the ranks of hardened road trip warriors
Hunting for Leeches and Treehouses in Southern Laos
Matt Norcini

“Are you scared of leeches, Matt?” It wasn’t a question I had been prepared for or was thinking about.
Butterflies of a Dark Light
Bad Mike
on Kudle Beach
It is as difficult to hang yourself in a hammock as it is to slip the panties off of a spinster virgin at an Episcopalian revivalist picnic.
Carving A Piece Of Cambodia
Paige Lim

"Clink, clink, clink". Every strike of the hammer sends my chisel plunging into rough sandstone, dislodging tiny chunks which scatter haphazardly across the table.
The Ring of Fire
Frank Beyer

Volcanic slopes of Central Java, terraced potato fields, farmers in conical hats, hell yea. I was finally getting the feel of the finest tropical island in the world.
Three Strangers and a Writer on the Magome-Tsumago Trail: A Journey - Sze-Leng Tan
Never did I realise that the trail I followed that day was an answer to my heart’s calling.
The Grand Oak, Coorg, India
Marianne de Nazareth

It's a pretty comfortable five hour drive from Bangalore, if you are looking for a quick getaway from the chaos that the city has descended into. The Grand Oak is the bliss, that stressed souls need.
Spiritual Nepal on two wheels
Junesh Twana

It was ready to leave the dust, noise and disambiguated traffic of Kathmandu behind for seven days.
Dalian Rocks!
Frank Beyer

Dalian, a city in the north-east of China, lies on the southern tip of the Liaoning peninsula and faces Korea across the yellow sea.
A search for a piano in Beijing
Adam DiFrisco

It was my last night in Beijing after being in the city for a month...

Visit Ram's Head Inn - Shelter Island
Escape to Cool Summer Evenings

The lounge’s live music nights have become a favorite for classic rock and jazz lovers
Driehaus Museum - Edwardian Era - Fred C Wilson 111
The Dreihaus Museum is a living testament to a much quieter time when quality craftsmanship was the measure of a person. It’s a study of the Gilded Age and all things Edwardian.
The Cartagena International Music Festival 2016
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger

Music lovers from around the world gather in Cartagena, Colombia, for the annual International Music Festival. Renowned musicians from across the globe fill the city’s plazas, churches and theatres with music.
Volkswagen, Vagabond, Vistas
Lloyd Ryan Beere

What I may have originally thought a hoax or possibly a scam turned out to be one of the greatest and most fulfilling things I have done alone
Christmas in Chicago
Fred C. Wilson III

Christmas in Chicago can be a wonderful experience if you know where to go.
Letters from Belize
Caroline Ervin

We landed in Belize - the bus creaked off in the direction of the orphanage, and I saw a land so beautiful that I wanted the ride through it to last forever
Wyoming - The Big Empty
Fred C. Wilson III

It was my first bus trip out West. I’ve always wanted to see the majestic
Rocky Mountains close up

Upstate New York
Ivan Maddog Noble

Some stretch of stone between Albany and Syracuse. Generations of forgotten old men lived in these timber palaces.
Hub Of All Action- NYC
Rachel Duggan

Fast pace walking. Honking cars and taxis. Crowded streets. Many cities sound like this but there is no other place like this one. New York City.
Twin Oaks - A Utopian Community
Fred C Wilson 111

It was my inaugural drive in '67; my first time behind the wheel. And there was a horrific hurricane brewing out east.

Tucked N - The Smoky Mountains
Marianne de Nazareth

We were searching and trawling the net, to be able to spend a day in a cabin in Pigeon Forge, Knoxville.
Ontario’s Lake Country along the Maple Syrup Trail
Habeeb Salloum
In one of Canada’s most picturesque regions with gleaming lakes and rivers it is Maple Syrup Season!
Reclaiming the Land of the Kawarthas
Habeeb Salloum & Muna Salloum

The region of Peterborough and the Kawarthas is a tourist destination par excellence.
Day-Tripping Out of Portland: 6 Striking Natural Wonders in 3 Days - Tonia Hauser
all photos © Tonia Hauser 2015
Visiting the city? Take time to appreciate Oregon’s breathtaking beauty, just outside.
Travels with Mathias in the Yucatan
Elizabeth Schotten Merklinger

“We were told,” said Mathias, “that this is really the entrance to the underworld.” 

*Prince Christian Sound by Bonnie Devet: awarded “notable essay." in The Best American Essays 2014 series (ed. by John Sullivan) published by Houghton Mifflin

© Hackwriters 1999-2016 - the independent writer's magazine - all rights reserved
All comments by Hacktreks writers are their own opinions and are always informed by staying in the places they visit. Hackwriters accepts no responsibillities for the accuracy of their observations and or comments.