St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world

Backpacking in the Vatican City State: Top 5 Sights in This Mini-Country

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Whether The Vatican City State is a real country or not is very much up for debate. While the TCC recognise it, FIFA, the UN and UEFA don’t. All that aside, most travellers to Rome will be keen to visit …

Blur rock Wan Chai

Reminiscing my Youth: Watching Blur Live in Hong Kong

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“Street’s like a jungle, so call the police” – Girls and Boys (1994) Conceived in the 70s, born in the 80s, teenage years in the 90s made me a Britpop teenager into my Indie Music. What is BritPop? What is …

Backpacking in Turkey: Staying at the Tehran Hotel in Dogubayazit

Backpacking in Turkey: Staying at the Hotel Tahran in Dogubayazit

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Our overland journey through Turkey was three weeks of rollercoaster emotions, proper sightseeing, a Northern Ireland football match and then we got dumped off a morning bus in the cold snow in the city of…”Dog Something!”, “Doggy”, this is Dogubayazit …

The Cornwall Flag.

Backpacking in the UK: Reasons to Visit Devon and Cornwall

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It’s backpacking in England and Cornwall time again. You might have read my recent English posts on Dorset and Hampshire. I’m slightly biased here as I used to live there, but my favourite four counties in this part of the …

Backpacking in New Zealand: Top 20 Memories

Backpacking in New Zealand: My Top 20 Memories

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“You’ll never see the end of the road when you’re travelling with me ” – Neil Finn (Crowded House). Looking at the 2,000 plus posts still to be converted from my written notebook to this website, I noticed that New Zealand occupies a …

My Dad and his UAE football shirt, fresh from Dubai

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Buying Gifts for Family and Friends – 5 Ideas

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As a long term traveller, I have to admit that I don’t like everything in the daily grind of life. Most of the time, I’m glad that I’m a traveller as there are a few things in particular I despise: …

Backpacking in China: Top 5 Sights in Yangshuo, Guangxi Province

Backpacking in China: Top 5 Things to Do in Yangshuo, Guangxi

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Even the most touristic towns and cities in China continue to be epic and inspirational. I’ve mentioned many times before that China is probably the best country in the world to really feel like you’re backpacking in. This is what …

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100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia

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“We may never meet again so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz Firstly, this article has taken a fair bit of work over the years and I’m finally getting it published over 4 years since I …

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