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[…]

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[…]

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

“Pretty woman; walking down thon street.” – Tom Petty. So that’s it then. Ten years just past in the blink of a young girls eye, glory days. Impassable by, Brucie boy… It was Thursday 26th November 2008. A day I will never ever ever forget. Jonny Blair is working on the bar at a tea Read more about 10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England[…]

jonny blair in colombia

Sunday’s Inspiration: Get Off the Wheaten Craic, Become a Tourist Where There Aren’t Any

“I know the roads on which your life will drive” – Noel Gallagher. OK so this “off the beaten track/eaten bap/wheaten craic” phrase is an over-used, a cliched term I’m not exactly fond of, but there’s not really too many ways to describe what I’m trying to promote here, so we’ll run with it. We’ll roll with Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Get Off the Wheaten Craic, Become a Tourist Where There Aren’t Any[…]

The Day My Landlord Accused Me of Stealing the Big TV!

“You’ve been stealing from the thieves, and you got caught” – Paul Hewson. Life since I left my hometown in 2003 (15 Wacaday years now) hasn’t always been completely travel travel travel. In fact there were two occasions when I owned a car (2000 – 2009, and again for 7 months of 2010) and a Read more about The Day My Landlord Accused Me of Stealing the Big TV![…]

Arrival in Antarctica at Barrientos. Panny Yu, unmet.

The Day I…Met My Ex-Girlfriend in Antarctica

“We got a love that ain’t got no name. We kiss our love with lips like pain. I said Oh Ho” – Brett Anderson (Suede). OK so…on my travels I often told this story to people who were somehow fascinated. But now, almost 8 years on, it’s not such a fantasy or a dream any Read more about The Day I…Met My Ex-Girlfriend in Antarctica[…]

World Travellers: Jamie from Gaijin Crew with friend Joe and girlfriend Wakana (Mui Ne sand dunes)

World Travellers: Jamie Campbell from Gaijin Crew

The latest in my World Travellers series is Jamie Campbell from Gaijin Crew who comes from Scotland but blogs from Japan. Here is Jamie’s story… Who are you? I’m Jamie. I’m a travel blogger and budget backpacker, always looking for uniques experiences and adventures. My travel blog (Gaijin Crew) focuses on backpacking on a budget Read more about World Travellers: Jamie Campbell from Gaijin Crew[…]

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