Backpacking in Thailand: Chao Phraya River Cruise, Bangkok

I don’t write about Thailand much, it bored the living daylights out of me, but it seems to be on everyone’s travel list and I started this article about 5 years ago and never finished it, so here it is. Bangkok has normally been on my “try to avoid” list mainly because loads of people Read more about Backpacking in Thailand: Chao Phraya River Cruise, Bangkok[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Cycling in Gdańsk with Mika on the Road and Hostel Cycle On

When I arrived in Gdańsk in Poland, I booked into the hostel Cycle On. Immediately from the title you get the idea that the guys that run the hostel, Piotr and Pawel are big cyclists. In my dorm room, by chance I met the lovely Mika. Mika is a Taiwanese traveller and runs the page Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Cycling in Gdańsk with Mika on the Road and Hostel Cycle On[…]

Backpacking in Bavaria: Doing A Bicycle Tour of Munich with Mike’s Bike Tours

When I arrived back into Germany for the first time in 9 years, my first stop was Munich. The Bavarian capital is a very easy transport hub and was also part of my crazy journey to the village of Grodig. With a few days in Munich, I based myself at the 4You Hostel and Hotel Read more about Backpacking in Bavaria: Doing A Bicycle Tour of Munich with Mike’s Bike Tours[…]

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: How to Get From Bishkek to Manas International Airport

“It’s decision time again; our love will stretch a little bit” – Everything But The Girl. Possibly the most important thing you can do when backpacking in Kyrgyzstan is to stay at Apple Hostel in Bishkek. Things run extremely smoothly from here. Not only is it the best hostel in the city (and probably the Read more about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: How to Get From Bishkek to Manas International Airport[…]

Backpacking in India: Getting A Night Train from New Delhi to Mumbai

Backpacking in India: Getting A Night Train from New Delhi to Mumbai

My first stop in India was New Delhi and I loved it there. I was based in the popular Smyle Inn and Hostel. It seemed to be a perfect first introduction to Indian life. Delhi’s chaotic street life is a backpackers dream, my passion for travel was pumped vivaciously on the streets of this sprawling Read more about Backpacking in India: Getting A Night Train from New Delhi to Mumbai[…]

Visiting the World’s Biggest and Best Titanic Museum: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland

There are so many myths about the ill-fated supership The Titanic over the years, that the only place to get the real story, the truth behind this incredible ship is to return to the place where it was built. The place where it sailed out of for the first time – Belfast City in Northern Read more about Visiting the World’s Biggest and Best Titanic Museum: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

A Guide to Booking Budget Airlines

Some of My Favourite Budget Airlines

People continue to tell me about how they think travel is expensive and I constantly get asked how I can afford to travel. The answer always remains the same – it is cheaper to travel than it is to stay in the same place. I have no regular bills, rent contracts or permanent payments going out. Read more about Some of My Favourite Budget Airlines[…]

5 Cool Boat Trips From My Travels

As I prepare for another boat trip on this crazy journey, it seems a good time to write about 5 cool boat trips down the years. I’ve crossed borders on boats and done some crazy lunatic boat journeys to random remote islands and countries. I often travelled without incentive or purpose, I travelled because I Read more about 5 Cool Boat Trips From My Travels[…]

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