Staying at the Hotel Parkowy in Malbork, Poland

My Wonderful Stay at the Hotel Parkowy in Malbork, Poland

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While trying to take a break from long term travel and settle down in Poland, the option of a few days in Malbork came up, as well as a visit to the town of Elbląg and a tour to the horrific …

Touring Westerplatte in Gdańsk, Poland: The Place Where World War II Began

Touring Westerplatte in Gdańsk, Poland: The Place Where World War II Began

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“Nigdy więcej wojny / Never More War” – Westerplatte, Poland. It was another poignant journey for me as I headed to Westerplatte – the peninsula in  Gdańsk, Poland where World War II began. I know what you will tell me …

Studying Saturdays: Backpacking Centurion In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

Studying Saturdays: “Backpacking Centurion” In The Grammarian, Bangor, Northern Ireland

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“Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say with all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. It is a line taken from the Oasis song “Don’t Go Away” which was released the same year I …

The famous Lech Wałęsa mural in Zaspa, Gdańsk, Poland

Touring the Artistic Wall Murals in the District of Zaspa, Gdańsk, Poland

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“Museums are dead, take a new art stance; Paint mass suicide on the aspiration diktat” – Manic Street Preachers. What I have noticed as a difference between living somewhere and travelling somewhere, is that sometimes, you see more as a …

Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I've Been To But Never Seen

Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I’ve Been But Never Seen

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It’s 5 am on a Monday morning in May 2016 and I land in the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. I touch my face just to check it’s real. Yes, I’m here. I’m really here. I am in Mauritania. I have …

Top 11 FIFA Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

Top 11 Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

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“Travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something” – Eurythmics. As the debate over countries can get ridiculous and I even argue with my family and best friends over what is a real country and what is not, …

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

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“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. Pub crawls have been one of my backpacking fortes. I could have made a business out of it for sure, but what …

Working Wednesdays: My Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański, Poland

Working Wednesdays: My Feature in Gazeta Kociewska, Starogard Gdański, Poland

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So in August 2016, I announced that my backpacking journey had finally come to an end, at least for now. I had been on the road for too long, 9 years since this travel blog started and I travelled full …

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