Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia

“What to believe in it’s impossible to say”- Suede. When I arrived in settlement 950, Saint Petersburg in November 2018 I had no idea what lay in store. I thought perhaps another Bangkok style city, in other words over hyped, over visited, cleanliness horrible and well over rated. In advance, everyone told me Saint Petersburg Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia[…]

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

“Bells around Saint Petersburg when I saw you, I hope I get what you deserve and this is where I find. Smoke surrounds your perfect face and I’m falling” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Firstly – thanks to the Russian government for their incredible kindness and respect with regards their recent visa laws. I knew Read more about Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya[…]

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Backpacking in China: Top 5 Everlasting Memories

Having been based in Asia for over 4 years of my life, I was able to see almost every country there, so far, (except for Maldives, Tibet, Pakistan, Bhutan and Nepal). The country I loved the most there was China, as a tourist it offers endless whackpacking sights. Here are my top 5 everlasting memories Read more about Backpacking in China: Top 5 Everlasting Memories[…]

Bottom 7 Countries to Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

“You’re turning every modern theory on its head” – Super Furry Animals. Travel is a journey that takes us to many different places around the world. Not all of them are inspiring, some of them are painful memories, some are bad timing, some bad luck, some bad judgement. Many of them are surprising places that Read more about Bottom 7 Countries to Backpack In From My Round the World Journey[…]

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5 Reasons Why the Philippines Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Trying to pin down the spot for the “perfect” vacation can be tough, right? As a result, sometimes it’s best to go somewhere that’s totally off of your radar in terms of typical destinations. For example, have you looked into visiting the Philippines? I backpacked it twice and loved it, touring places like Chocolate Hills Read more about 5 Reasons Why the Philippines Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination[…]

How To Get A Mongolia Visa in Warsaw, Poland

After such depression in 2016 caused by the brace of serial liars (Aleksandra Mueller and Karolina Wabuda) plus the wannabe GuruGod stalker (too worthless to be name checked), I quit travel completely. For the first time in my adult life I didn’t visit any new countries, nor did I have any desire for anything other Read more about How To Get A Mongolia Visa in Warsaw, Poland[…]

World Borders: How to Visit the Border Entrance Between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia at King Fahd Causeway

“That’s me in the corner. That’s me in the spotlight. Losing my religion” – Rapid Eye Movement.  When I was backpacking Bahrain in 2015, I made a trip to the Saudi Arabia border and it was something I always meant to include in my World Borders series, yet always forgot about it. The reason I Read more about World Borders: How to Visit the Border Entrance Between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia at King Fahd Causeway[…]

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Golf in Las Vegas and My Love for The Masters in Augustus

Perhaps unknown to some of my followers down the years is that I actually like golf! As a kid it was always my second sport behind football. Northern Ireland is famous for golfers, we have had 3 world champions and a further 4 golfers in the world’s top 10s down the years – Rory McIlroy, Read more about Golf in Las Vegas and My Love for The Masters in Augustus[…]

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