Backpacking in Austenasia: Top 8 Sights in Wrythe, the Capital

On one of my recent adventures I became the first tourist to visit Wrythe, Austenasia’s capital. Having crossed the border from the town of Carshalton in London, England I was greeted by Emperor Jonathan I and given a guided tour of the capital. Here are the top 8 sights in Wrythe, capital of the Empire Read more about Backpacking in Austenasia: Top 8 Sights in Wrythe, the Capital[…]

music is a travel essential

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Music

Yes, music is today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essentials – as travellers we need it and the way I see it there are only two types of music when we travel: 1. Music we play ourelves (normally MP3 player or on guitar) 2. Music other people play (in hostels, in shops, on buses, at concerts etc.) And both types are Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Music[…]

beer and food in Recife Brazil

Thirsty Thursdays: Black Tuesday (Terca Negra) in Recife, Brazil

Today’s Thirsty Thursdays takes us to Brazil where I had a great night out in Recife. I found out about a local event called “Black Tuesday” (Terca Negra) in the city and set about heading down there for some beers and live music with my Brazilian friend Katia. Recife is a phenomenal city – it’s Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Black Tuesday (Terca Negra) in Recife, Brazil[…]

Jonny Blair using his iPod in China

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: iPod

iPod. A word I didn’t have a clue what it meant 10 years ago and suddenly, it’s become a travel essential for me. I was a walkman boy – I owned a tape (cassette) walkman player in the 1990s and I took it travelling with me everywhere, I even upgraded to another travelling tape player Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: iPod[…]

Working Wednesdays: Managing a Rock Band

Of course travel leads you to random job opportunities all the time, some voluntary, some well paid, some just for the hell of it and others because of a pure passion for something (such as my travel writing and organising football events). For today’s Working Wednesdays we head back to a cheeseburger counter in Bournemouth, Read more about Working Wednesdays: Managing a Rock Band[…]

Jonny Blair using his iPod in China

My Top 10 Travel Tunes!

Travellers need music. Sometimes it’s the only thing that keeps me sane on my days of endless bus, train and plane journeys. I have owned an iPod (the same one) for 6 years now, since I was working for Apple and though I have thousands of songs on it, to get me psyched up on Read more about My Top 10 Travel Tunes![…]

Manic Street Preachers – International Treasures (Tokyo, Japan 18.05.2012)

Manic Street Preachers first came into my ears about 20 years ago, in 1992 when on a chance radio listen, I was enthused by their hit single “Suicide Is Painless” (Theme From M.A.S.H.). At the time I didn’t realise it was a cover version, nor knew anything about this band. As the 90s progressed I Read more about Manic Street Preachers – International Treasures (Tokyo, Japan 18.05.2012)[…]

“If you wanna be my baby, it don’t matter baby yeah yeah yeah…” Michael Jackson

It really doesn’t matter…but it once did and in some parts of the world it still does and always will. BUT IT SHOULDN’T, OK. I’m hardly justified by posting this, but having now returned to what is considered a more “white culture” in terms of lighter skinned people, rather than darker skinned people. This “black” Read more about “If you wanna be my baby, it don’t matter baby yeah yeah yeah…” Michael Jackson[…]

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