It has been said that Fred knows a little about a lot of things and a lot about little things.  We hope you enjoy reading about some of these things as we explore our wonderful world.


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  1. Brendon Nguyen-Le says:

    Dear Fred
    Hey Fred I dont think you remember me but i’m related to Pieta and Patricia that just visited your inspiring ‘mud brick house’. Im only 16 years of age and I really find your travelling around the world inspiring and i’ve always wanted to pursue traveling & photography. However, I don’t know if i should wait because of financial reasons or simply because im to ‘young’ to travel… It would be great if you could give any advice for myself and other young people that desire to follow in your footsteps as a traveler and photographer!!!
    Sincerly, Brendon. Nguyen-Le

    • tbeartravels says:


      Pleased you have enjoyed our travels. Any thought of travel no matter how old you are is a positive and my suggestions to you is if you can afford it go when it pleases you. If you are a tad short on cash get stuck into making some dough for a couple of years then hit the road. Being young and possibly not so travel wise it would be good for you to get work in a country where English is spoken. Test the water as it were. Travelling young means you will be exposed to many cultures and ways of life which will influence you and you will return home knowing what you want from life.

      Hope I have been of some use. Fred and Bev

      I recently read a book about two bike riders who just turned twenty who rode bikes across Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China and although it was testing they survived. So being young is no handicap.

  2. Dear Fred and Bev,

    I hope you are well.

    The blog is quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

    I’m writing from Dorling Kindersley, a publishing house based in London.

    We are interested in using one of your images. Could you kindly let me know if you’d be interested?

    My mail ID is surya.sarangi@dk.com

    Looking forward to your response.

    Thank you,
    Surya Sankash Sarangi.
    Dorling Kindersley Publishing.

  3. DJ Krasten says:

    Awesome blog. Well written & well illustrated! I am digging those hand sketches (done by Fred?) of the places you have visited on your travels. Having recently moved back to Europe, I now find myself following in your footsteps when it comes to Greece and Turkey… having already, fully unbeknownst to me at the time (just discovered your blog today), gone down some of the same routes you are now tracing in France… what a coincidence indeed! Cheers & happy trails.

    DJ in Salonica (on the way back to Samotraki as of tomorrow)

    • tbeartravels says:

      Dear DJ
      Thanks for your comments. Re the questions you posed: Bev and I did not climb to the top of the mountain and the reason was that when on Samothraki we were overcome with the lay back lifestyle meaning we seemed to sit and watch the world go by a lot so there was no time for mountain climbing. There is a track to the top roughly in the position I have drawn on the map. The hot pools area was closed when we were there as it was basically out of season, however we did find some old pools on the side of a hill in which we dangled our legs.

      Good you are in Europe, the world is on your doorstep, if you ever get the chance to go to Kythera Island Greece (I wrote extensively about it in blog) do so as if you enjoyed Samothraki you would enjoy Kythera. You need to hire a car there, if you do send me a message and I will give you a contact.

      Thanks for the comment. I will be posting Part 2 France in about a week.

      Regards Fred and Bev

  4. Kevin Moore says:

    Wonderful adventure and so well described – the passion leaps at of the words. Outstanding effort cheers Kevin. Some decent rain in Tamworth over past 2 days

    • tbeartravels says:


      Good to hear from you. Bev and I on Island of Kythera and there are some very serious cliff faces here which I hope one day you can get your face on. Will be posting stories and pics soon.
      Fred and Bev

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