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Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

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A party city, Ulaan Baatar? Yes, for sure! And one that offers a huge range of bars – from the dingy sheds to the flambuoyant rock clubs, there was a lot to cram in. But my liver subsides as I …

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars of this city. Having been …

Thank You For the Support During My Depression

Thank You For the Support During My Depression, No Thanks to the Stupid Ones

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“Suicide is painless, it brings on many changes” – Johnny Mandel.  First of all, thank you to anyone who didn’t want me to die. It’s as blunt a message as that. Thank you to all of you who messaged 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 …

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 …

Sunday’s Inspiration: Backpacker Versus Stationary Resident, First 7 Differences

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“You do the walk. Yeah, you do the walk of life” – Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits). It’s pretty hard for me to believe that it is now 18 days since I last slept in a hostel dorm room – the …

Learning Polish with Alina: Jestem Jonny, Jestem Irlandzkim Pisarzem Podróżnikiem z Dontstopliving.net

Jestem Jonny, Jestem Północnoirlandzkim Pisarzem Podróżnikiem z Dontstopliving.net

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This is my first ever blog post on here in part-Polish, It’s coming towards the end of my second month in Poland and though, I have travelled around Pomorskie and into Kaliningrad in that time, I have found time away …

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