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Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels

It’s a post I was meant to write about 2 years ago to be honest, but never got round to it. In the hope I’d find better Irish Pubs than these 5. But I haven’t so the list remains the same. I’ve worked in a fair few Irish Pubs down the years and I love Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels[…]

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Back in Africa: Hong Kong to Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro

If you read Don’t Stop Living in its early days, I used to just write about exactly what I was doing, and in some kind of logical order with no frills. And despite my more recent posts on tips, advice and visa issues etc., it’s time for a return to the “old school Don’t Stop Read more about Back in Africa: Hong Kong to Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro[…]

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How to get a Myanmar Visa in Hong Kong

I’m heading to Myanmar (Burma) tomorrow and in a rush I needed to get my visa on Thursday this week (a few days ago). Living, working and backpacking in Asia means I normally get my visas in either Hong Kong or Bangkok. These are probably the best two cities for a backpacker to get visas Read more about How to get a Myanmar Visa in Hong Kong[…]

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How to Get A Vietnam Visa in Hong Kong

In 2012 I finally had my first trip to Vietnam. Rather than get an online visa on arrival (which is something you can now do), I prefer to get visas myself from the Embassies. Being nomadic all the time means you end up getting your visa in the most convenient places. Living in Hong Kong Read more about How to Get A Vietnam Visa in Hong Kong[…]

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Working Wednesdays: K3 Graduation Picnic and Day of Sightseeing on Hong Kong Island

Today’s Working Wednesdays is as recent as a “WW” on Don’t Stop Living has ever been, as it happened last week on Friday 21st June 2013. Having been based in Hong Kong for the last two years or so of my nomadery, this has seen me take on about 5 or 6 different jobs, the Read more about Working Wednesdays: K3 Graduation Picnic and Day of Sightseeing on Hong Kong Island[…]

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Working Wednesdays: Working in St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Po Kong Village, Hong Kong

It’s time for yet another installment of Working Wednesdays. I’m not shy of admitting my background on here, or to anyone I meet on my travels. I’m Northern Irish. I’m also British and I’m also Irish and these days I feel an equal affinity to both. I grew up on the island of Ireland and Read more about Working Wednesdays: Working in St. Patrick’s Catholic School, Po Kong Village, Hong Kong[…]

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What the Duck??? A Massive Floating Duck in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Random travel moments spring up extra surprises, and I love them especially when there is a FREE attraction to see. What the duck was I doing walking around the seafront in Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong? Was I quackers? I was looking at a massive floating duck, that’s what!! Are you serious?? How is Read more about What the Duck??? A Massive Floating Duck in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong[…]

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The Best Value Boat Cruise in the World: 20 cents for the Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui to Central, Hong Kong

I love boats and I always like the freedom of being at sea. I’ve worked on ferries and I’ve spent countless days at sea, completely loving it. I even went to Antarctica on a boat back in 2010. But the best value boat cruise in the world is actually in Hong Kong in my opinion. Read more about The Best Value Boat Cruise in the World: 20 cents for the Star Ferry, Tsim Sha Tsui to Central, Hong Kong[…]