Friday's Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra

Friday’s Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra, Saudi Arabia

While backpacking in Saudi Arabia, we toured the old mud city of Shaqra. These days there is a main museum there (which we had a guided tour of) and the old walled city which has nobody living in It, but is open to walk around. It was an unusual adventure. I was on tour with Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra, Saudi Arabia[…]

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Live a Life of Freedom: Buy The Paradise Pack and Live a Life of Freedom

“Freed from desire. Mind and senses purified, freed from desire” – Gala. So if you clicked this, you will probably (hopefully) be thinking that you want to live a life of freedom. You might want to escape the mundaneness of a 9-5 job, living in the same old city, not seeing the world and life Read more about Live a Life of Freedom: Buy The Paradise Pack and Live a Life of Freedom[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Reality Reflection, A Kaleidoscope of Chaos, It's A Long, Long Way From Here To There

Sunday’s Inspiration: Reality Reflection, A Kaleidoscope of Chaos, It’s A Long, Long Way From Here To There

“Realise how lonely this is. Self-defeating, oh, fuck, yeah. Drowned in love and false kisses; a gathering of no meaning” – Richey James Edwards. The sparkle has gone. There is no denying it. A serious of events in my life have just given me a three-year and counting crisis. It’s inexplicable, it’s unexplainable, it’s non-explanationistic. Where Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Reality Reflection, A Kaleidoscope of Chaos, It’s A Long, Long Way From Here To There[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Benin

On my latest west Africa trip, we visited Togo and Benin while also veering across the border (yet unvisiting) Ghana. In Benin, we visited 4 main cities – ee toured Cotonou in some detail as well as backpacking the UNESCO world heritage site at Abomey, the slave history at Ouidah and the capital city of Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Benin[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Too Busy Raising Cane? Back On The Street Again. I’m Back On The Top Again! | 10 Year Challenge

“I’m too busy raising cane. I’m back on the street again. I’m,,, back on the top again” – Van Morrison. We join fads. We cling to the popular. We need to belong and we need to be like everybody else, we want to be the same as everyone. It’s human nature. Nobody likes to be Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Too Busy Raising Cane? Back On The Street Again. I’m Back On The Top Again! | 10 Year Challenge[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Wacaday Night in Krasnodar, Russia

Krasnodar is a Russian city of a million people, or more. That doesn’t even guarantee heard-of ness from common tourists and whackpackers. Indeed I hadn’t even heard of this joint before my trip! It was a pure fire wacaday spot of madness to bung into the final days of my visa free entrance into Russia, Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Wacaday Night in Krasnodar, Russia[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: On the Rip in Beirut Lebanon, 7 Cool Bars

I finally made it to Lebanon in 2018 and celebrated New Years Eve here and my entrance to 2019. It was my second time to see the new year arrive in the Middle East having been in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan in 2013. That was a special trip at the time as I honed Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: On the Rip in Beirut Lebanon, 7 Cool Bars[…]

Random Travel Game: Time Spent in Each Country or Disputed Territory

Following on from my Random Travel game (League of Nations) , my list of EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD and my list of countries I’ve visited by flag, here is a new random travel game – time spent in each country. I’ve made yet another league table of how many individual days I have spent in Read more about Random Travel Game: Time Spent in Each Country or Disputed Territory[…]

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