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[…]

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[…]

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

“Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I have no idea if you’ll remember me or not. But you left your mark on this nomadic Northern Irishman back in Read more about The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland[…]

The Night My Mate F**ked a Donkey In My Living Room

“We are never gonna survive, unless we are a little crazy” – Seal I introduced a friend and former house mate of mine, John Johnson on here before. Yes, he’s the guy who drank a pint of his own urine for Children in Need. On life’s corridor, you are unlikely to ever meet a crazier Read more about The Night My Mate F**ked a Donkey In My Living Room[…]

The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia

I took advantage of my Australian Working Holiday Visas, using my first and second year options and loved my time living in the land down under. There were many more highs than there were lows when I lived there, but one incident really had me furious and wanting to hunt down the culprit and $hit Read more about The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia[…]

alarm on sydney bus

The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia

Yes, there was that silly night when I fell asleep on a bus, got locked inside, and slept in it until the morning. My crazy stories haven’t all been told yet of course and I was just reminiscing about the night I ended up getting locked in a public bus in Australia. Please note alcohol was Read more about The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia[…]

sleeping in a farmers barn in tasmania

The Night I…Slept In A Farmer’s Barn in Tasmania

Being a global nomad and not having a home means you’re constantly changing your style of accommodation. You’re also willing to take whatever accommodation comes about. How about a free night sleeping in a farmer’s barn in Tasmania then? Yes please, I’ll take it! We’re going back to April 2010 for this story…the night I Read more about The Night I…Slept In A Farmer’s Barn in Tasmania[…]

in a police room in zurich switzerland

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[…]

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