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[…]

Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague

In August 2007, I first visited Czechia, when this blog was only just released. On that trip, I arrived by flight into Prague and we backpacked Prague hardcore. I was with Lock In Lee Adams on that trip. I left by train to Decin, then onto Leipzig in Germany by train also. Despite passing through Read more about Backpacking in Czechia: Staying at the Huge Plus Hostel in Prague[…]

Das Alte Gefängnis, Braunau Am Inn, Austria: Spending A Night in a Converted Prison in Hitler’s Town

“Escape from our history, history” – Manic Street Preachers. I headed back to Austria recently with two main places to be visited – the Republic of Kugel Mugel (a micronation in a sphere in Prater Park, Vienna) and the town of Braunau Am Inn. Braunau Am Inn is not exactly a backpacker’s paradise and is Read more about Das Alte Gefängnis, Braunau Am Inn, Austria: Spending A Night in a Converted Prison in Hitler’s Town[…]

Backpacking in Poland: My Wonderful Stay at the Green House Hostel in Gdynia

I first backpacked to the port city of Gdynia in July 2016 for a food tour with Eat Polska and I was based in nearby Gdansk at the Hostel Cycle On. My reason for staying in Gdańsk was to meet some friends, tour the city and visit the Pomorskie region. That day, I had no idea Read more about Backpacking in Poland: My Wonderful Stay at the Green House Hostel in Gdynia[…]

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