Top Blogs Revisited – How to Import GPX into Google Maps to Make a GPS Track-Viewer – Urban Hiker

As the Summer season starts to wind down, this site typically revists some top blogs that have had a large number of viewings.

More and more people are taking to hiking as a low-cost, healthy, social/leisure pursuit. There are a number of expensive gadgets out there but this article highlights how you can harness the android power of your phone.


Opinion – Three European tourists were expelled from Machu Picchu in Peru after taking photos of themselves exposing their backsides – DW News

As a passionate independent traveller, this article, published by German news agency DW, very much caught my attention. For me, the ethos of travel is to enjoy a place as it is and very much leave it as it was. There is no place for disgraceful, vulgar and disrespectful behaviour, like that cited by DW. It’s probably time for global guidelines on responsible travel. Personally, I think that the expulsion was not enough – these people should have had their passports confiscated, until they completed some social service showing that they had learned a bit of respect. Views?