Read Jonny’s stories from Africa, a continent which is his least ventured but he has still made it to 12 out of the 59 main countries including Botswana, Ethiopia, Senegal and the Gambia. Feeding crocodiles and hyenas and playing football with children. #tourist #dontstopliving #africa
Read Jonny’s stories from touring Antarctica in 2010, where he visited the British and Polish bases, swam in the cold sea, hiked Cuverville island and fell in love with a girl. #tourist #dontstopliving #antarctica
Since his first visit to Asia in 2007, Jonny has visited all except 6 Asian countries, spending over 3 years in China and Hong Kong alone. He has written passionately about China, Hong Kong, North Korea, Singapore and East Timor and also covered some unusual parts of Taiwan and Bangladesh. #tourist #dontstopliving #asia
Read all Jonny’s stories from Europe. Jonny grew up in Bangor, Northern Ireland and later lived in Bournemouth, Dartford and London (England) before his biggest challenge of relocating to Poland in 2016, where Jonny has since lived in Brzeźno, Gdańsk and Warszawa. Jonny only has Albania, Isle of Man, Cyprus and Disputed Nations left to conquer in his home continent. #tourist #dontstopliving #europe
FORMER SOVIET UNION
With a potential 23 countries to visit in what was once the Soviet Union (CCCP), Jonny has only a few left to visit such as Turkmenistan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Over the years Jonny has visited Azerbaijan, Belarus, Uzupis, Karakalpakstan and Moldova. #tourist #ussr #sovietunion #dontstopliving
MICRONATIONS and CRAZY REPUBLICS
Jonny’s real backpacking niche lies in remote towns, unrecognised countries, wacaday republics, disputed regions, self-proclaimed countries, special zones and pure fire Micronations. Expect to read the ONLY backpacking stories on places like Nedland, Austenasia, Krolestwo Dreamlandu, Adammia and everywhere you never heard of. #tourist #wacaday #crazycountries
Read about Jonny’s journeys in the Middle East. Jonny has toured Iraq, Iran, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Afghanistan and a few other Middle East destinations down the years. #tourist #dontstopliving #middleeast
Read Jonny’s Journeys through North and Central America. From Toronto (birthplace of this website) all the way south to Panama City.
Jonny spent 2 years living in the land down under, Australia and has also backpacked twice through New Zealand with the whole of Pacific Islands yet to conquer. Instead Jonny wrote heavily about Australia and in particular Parramatta and Tasmania. #tourist #oceania #dontstopliving
Read Jonny’s adventures through every country in South America.
COUNTRIES AND REGIONS I HAVE BEEN TO (click on the flag to find the articles)
JONNY BLAIR IN THE MEDIA
Jonny Blair has qualifications in radio production, journalism and public relations. As a result, he has featured prominently in football, travel and music media the world over during his life.
JONNY'S LATEST STORIES
So it was time for another crazy trip. I was going backpacking to The Kingdom of Romkerhall, (in German Konigreich Romkerhall) which is a micronation and breakaway country housed within the borders of Germany. The country claims to be the “World’s Smallest Kingdom” and is situated in Lower Saxonia, bordering Germany. On my ongoing tours Read more about Backpacking in the Kingdom of Romkerhall: Top 19 Sights in the World’s “Smallest Kingdom”[…]
On my eighth adventure to Germany, I finally made it to Frankfurt am Main. This almost felt like another full circle for me as I had previously visited Frankfurt Oder in 2005 on my first ever trip to Germany. Yes there are two Frankfurts in Germany, this is the biggest and more famous one – Read more about Backpacking in Germany: Staying at the Frankfurt Hostel[…]
“100 They” On 15th November 2014, I met a nasty serial liar who sent me into deep depression with a string of nasty lies. It is now three years and counting. I named and shamed Nasty before and got slated for my honesty. The fact remains, Nasty STILL has not admitted their lies or apologised Read more about Three Years Since I Met “Nasty” – Suicide Continues[…]
The Kingdom of Romkerhall, in German Konigreich Romkerhall is a micronation and breakaway country housed within the borders of Germany. The Kingdom claims to be the “World’s Smallest Kingdom”. On my ongoing tours to crazy republics and wacaday nations, this one had to be on my list. Just before my trip here, I had visited Read more about World Borders: How to Get to the Kingdom of Romkerhall (Konigreich Romkerhall) from Germany[…]
As much as I love to travel there are times when it gets a little tedious. Long bus journeys, plane journey’s and trains. While, I always have a book at hand, sometimes my brain is just not in the mood for reading. This is where apps and games come in handy. Depending on my mood Read more about Games I am Playing at the Moment[…]
Something I never wrote about before is to answer the question “What I Would Do If I Won The Lottery”. You guessed that it would be related to travel, but also football and buying a flat. So while I try my luck on many lottery sites like https://www.lottoland.com/ca here’s what I would do if I won Read more about What I Would Do If I Won The Lottery[…]
It took me a while to arrive finally in India. I was 35 years old and it was my 113th country to backpack. I look back fondly on my time there, as right now it feels like the last time I truly enjoyed backpacking. I wasn’t to know that back then. 1.Arrival in Delhi – Read more about Backpacking in India: My Best Five Memories[…]
In my time exploring Malta I pushed my tourist trails slightly more intensely than I expected. After the reader vote on my new project (Połnocny Irlandczyk w Polsce) I thought I would have 6 lazy days relaxing in the Republic of Malta, a side trip to the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and while away Read more about Backpacking in Malta: Touring Comino Island (Which Has A Population Of 3)[…]