My Most Unusual Memories From Backpacking in Turkey

“DOG SOMETHING” – Our name for Dogubayazit in Turkey. Back in 2013 was my first ever trip to Turkey, yes I took my while to visit this beast that somehow straddles itself into the hat-trick of Europe, Middle East and Asia all in one. Of course in those days, I also needed a Turkey visa, Read more about My Most Unusual Memories From Backpacking in Turkey[…]

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Three Years Pass Since Ola Mueller Lied

“And until you’ve repaid, the dreams you bought for YOUR LIES, You’ll be CAST AWAY, ALONE under stormy skies” – Noel Gallagher (on Ola Mueller). Time is not a healer but an apology is. Ola Mueller STILL hasn’t opened up and told us her truth, her reason for being so nasty to me, for telling Read more about Three Years Pass Since Ola Mueller Lied[…]

Backpacking in Belarus: My Stay At Stary Mińsk Hostel, Mińsk

Backpacking in Belarus: My Stay At Stary Mińsk Hostel, Mińsk

So far i have to Belarus 4 times, 3 of those visits I have been in Minsk at some point. Yet I haven’t written about my accommodation much until now – I really should cover my night in the Hotel Minsk and the Hotel Bobruisk some time. I’ve so far visited 4 Belarusian cities (Minsk, Read more about Backpacking in Belarus: My Stay At Stary Mińsk Hostel, Mińsk[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: A Hat-Trick of Years Since My Hat-Trick City Arrival in Gdańsk

“Time flies” – Anon. On this exact Sunday evening, 156 weeks ago (3 years ago), I arrived by flight into Gdańsk in Poland. It was just another city on my journey, surely. Nothing special, nothing was about to change. Sunday 3rd July 2016. I had never been to Gdańsk before but it was my fourth time in Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Hat-Trick of Years Since My Hat-Trick City Arrival in Gdańsk[…]

Brussels Airlines Prepare to Join The Shitlist: 10 Weeks After Their Theft

It’s now 10 weeks since the corrupt, racist and nasty company Brussels Airlines stole my backpack and sent me into deep depression and suicidal thoughts. They still haven;t replied to me after I claimed for the $ 1,754.55 that they owe me (it’s actually more than that – I was lenient on them this time). Next time, Read more about Brussels Airlines Prepare to Join The Shitlist: 10 Weeks After Their Theft[…]

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Get Our Northern Ireland flag (Ulster Banner) As An Emoticon

As a Northern Irish nationalist, I am ashamed, dismayed, confused and angered by the fact that my country’s flag is not represented as an Emoticon. And no, I don’t mean the BRITISH Union Flag, or the IRISH tricolour or an IRISH Shamrock, I mean a specific Northern Ireland flag. None of the previous mentioned hat-trick Read more about Get Our Northern Ireland flag (Ulster Banner) As An Emoticon[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday Story time and a flashback to 2007… Just under 12 years ago (August 2007) when I started this travel blog, one of the first articles I wrote was about the city of Babruisk / Bobruisk / Babruysk in Belarus. I was there on a crazy train journey from Minsk, all alone to watch a Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later[…]

Backpacking in France: Tips For Private Tours of Paris

Paris is somehow one of those magnetic cities that I have ended up in time and time again. I have to admit I am not a complete Paris geek, nor do I usually recommend France for backpackers but through connecting flights, football tournaments and odd coincidences down the years, I have returned to Paris more Read more about Backpacking in France: Tips For Private Tours of Paris[…]

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