Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal - Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone

Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal – Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone

“There is too much butter on those trays” – Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). “No, Mr. Fawlty it’s uno dos tres!” – Manuel (Andrew Sachs). #Manuelloyal My recent Africa trip threw up a load of quirky new and exciting dwelling places for the nights. As well as sleeping in a local estate in Luanda, Angola, a Read more about Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal – Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone[…]

Backpacking in Namibia: Staying at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel in Downtown Windhoek

“Karma karma karma karma karma chameleon. They come and go. Oh ho. They come and go.” – Boy George. Windhoek will never make my list of world’s greatest capitals, nor Namibia a highly ranked country, however there was solace and some joy to be had during my time here, even in the largely neglected “fly Read more about Backpacking in Namibia: Staying at Chameleon Backpackers Hostel in Downtown Windhoek[…]

Namibia: Vineyard Country Lodge

My Charming Stay in Namibian Countryside: Relaxation at Vineyard Country Lodge

“It ain’t all bad as far as I can tell” – Noel Gallagher. Namibia is huge. Gaze at a map and you will see the sheer vastness of this African beast! It spans an area of 825,419 kilometres squared, yet houses just 2.5 million people – ths same population as tiny Lesotho. Over the course of Read more about My Charming Stay in Namibian Countryside: Relaxation at Vineyard Country Lodge[…]

Camping Around The World: My Best Memories

“Every lonely city where I lay my hat, ain’t as half as pretty as where my baby’s at” – Howard Greenfield / Neil Sedaka. Down the years of my travels, and also in my teenage life I have done a fair bit of camping. This even goes back to family holidays as a kid, school trips, Read more about Camping Around The World: My Best Memories[…]

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Guided Tour of George Best’s Childhood Home in Burren Way, The Cregagh, Belfast

“Maradona good. Pele better. George Best” – A Northern Ireland flag’s message at George Best’s funeral. Local heroes are real. George Best is a superhero to me. To many of my friends. To many Northern Irish people. To many AFC Bournemouth fans. Even Manchester United fans like him. Hold on – even Leeds United fans Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Guided Tour of George Best’s Childhood Home in Burren Way, The Cregagh, Belfast[…]

Backpacking in Egypt: Staying at the Australian Hostel in Cairo

Backpacking in Egypt: Staying at the Australian Hostel in Cairo

Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Nile Delta, Michael Palin DVDs, Suez Canal, Abdelghani precision penalties and the recent exploits of Champions League winner Mohammed Salah. That is some kind of generic overview I had of Egypt. When your filthy backpack has galloped its way through 181 real countries, you would half expect tourist puller Egypt to Read more about Backpacking in Egypt: Staying at the Australian Hostel in Cairo[…]

Backpacking in Greece: Staying at Dioskouros Backpackers Hostel in Athens

Backpacking in Greece: Staying at Dioskouros Hostel in Athens

Greece somehow escapes my travel blog and even my backpacking days. I have never really properly backpacked through Greece, nor even entered neighbouring Albania. However, this was my third visit to Greece and I was on a one day transit through the capital city, Athens. My first visit to Greece was actually 29 years ago. Read more about Backpacking in Greece: Staying at Dioskouros Hostel in Athens[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Sleeping in the Countryside at Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców

Backpacking in Poland: Sleeping in the Countryside at Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców

“It’s all too beautiful” – The Small Faces. Poland continues to surprise me, day by day and week by week. My latest adventure inside the country that has become my home was to the tranquil countryside village of Ojców. Here in misty, magical Ojców there are a range of less commercial, touristic sites away from the more Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Sleeping in the Countryside at Pokoje Gościnne u Grażyny, Ojców[…]

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