orange juice and guns in venezuela

The Day A Guy Holding A Gun Gave Me A Free Glass of Orange Juice in Venezuela

It had been a long trip north east of Bogota in Colombia since the previous day and I can’t remember a more dazed or drained experience in my travel history than this particular day and border crossing from Colombia to Venezuela. It was all a bit bizarre and I didn’t really know what was happening Read more about The Day A Guy Holding A Gun Gave Me A Free Glass of Orange Juice in Venezuela[…]

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The Day I…Threw $1000 US Dollars into the Nam Song River in Laos

I almost didn’t want to write about this travel mishap, but I said recently it’s a “no holds barred” on here so all the crazy “The Day I…” stories are going up!! It happened and I’m embarrassed by it, but looking back it was about a year ago now and I’m not angry anymore. I Read more about The Day I…Threw $1000 US Dollars into the Nam Song River in Laos[…]

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The Day I…Wore Pink Ladies Pants to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Another of those “you had to be there” travel stories and this time it comes from Iceland. That magnificent island country that most backpackers in Europe forget about as they’re too busy inter-railing round the mainland. We had booked onto a Golden Circle tour. I was with about 6 or 7 travel buddies and after Read more about The Day I…Wore Pink Ladies Pants to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland[…]

frog suit on london underground

The Day I…Dressed as a Frog on the London Underground System

I spent a year living and working in London, and a fair bit longer travelling there to and fro over the years. It’s a city oozing in passion, but it’s all a bit too “business like” for me. Full of people in suits and briefcases, people with phones that do stuff only computers used to Read more about The Day I…Dressed as a Frog on the London Underground System[…]

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The Day I…Showed My Ass to an Entire Office of PR Workers in London, England

Casting my mind back to late June 2007 and I was working in PR for Bite Communications in an office at Ravenscourt Park, London, England. I had been working there since July the previous year. A busy job but I loved it by all accounts. On my last day of working there, I was given Read more about The Day I…Showed My Ass to an Entire Office of PR Workers in London, England[…]

foot infection tubing laos

The Day I…Tried To Poke An Infection Out Of My Mate’s Foot With A Cotton Bud in Vientiane, Laos

Yes travel gives us ups and downs, and you’ve got to laugh at things in retrospect. A great travel buddy of mine, and fellow Northern Irishman Chaz teamed up with me last year to give Laos a good go. This was before all the “tubing bars” were shut down (allegedly). Things didn’t run too smoothly Read more about The Day I…Tried To Poke An Infection Out Of My Mate’s Foot With A Cotton Bud in Vientiane, Laos[…]

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The Night I…Got Arrested in Switzerland

I haven’t written about my crazy European adventures much, mostly because a lot of them happened before Don’t Stop Living began in August 2007. Switzerland was one of those countries I only ever visited once, and only for 4-5 days as partof a football trip. Our real reason for going to Zurich was actually so Read more about The Night I…Got Arrested in Switzerland[…]

Northern Irishman in Paraguay

The Day I…Was A Stranger in Paraguay

A bit of a change from the normal here on this post. This is an article I wrote for a travel magazine once which was never published and until now hasn’t seen the light of day. This was my introduction into Paraguay, the day I…was a stranger in Paraguay! This article is reproduced here in Read more about The Day I…Was A Stranger in Paraguay[…]

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