Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna

Deep in Vienna, Austria sits yet another crazy wacky republic. This one is a spherical ball that is a house and a separate country that borders Austria. This is Kugel Mugel! This has to be one for an upcoming whackpacking adventure. The Republic of Kugelmugel is a country located at the Prater in Vienna, Austria (where I backpacked in 2005 before Read more about Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna[…]

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A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

Have you ever heard of the Druze people? Well maybe you have, but probably not, as neither had I until I ended up staying with a couple of great friends, Natali and Alex in their home in Haifa in Israel. We hit backpacking pretty hard again in Israel, going through towns and cities a lot Read more about A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel[…]

Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem

When you are visiting Israel or Palestine, it’s a good idea to sample the food as well as take in the sights. Israeli and Palestinian cuisine is a melting pot of flavors from all over the world: Middle Eastern, American, Indian, Moroccan, and Eastern European, among others. It would be a mistake to skip trying Read more about Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem[…]

World Borders: Crossing the Former Berlin Wall from East Germany (DDR) into West Germany (FROG)

“You’ll never change what’s been and gone” – Noel Gallagher. There is no tongue in cheek and definitely no apologies for one of the most blatant tourist sites / sights (delete as appropriate) ever covered on here. The fact is I should’ve written about this crossing years ago. It was March 2005 as a dreamy Read more about World Borders: Crossing the Former Berlin Wall from East Germany (DDR) into West Germany (FROG)[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Two Years of Depression, Liars Unsorried, GuruGod Stalked

“I travelled round the world from year to year. But each one found me aimless; one more year the worse for wear” – Cold Chisel. So here it is. Another reflection post on another lazy hazy crazy Sunday afternoon. Nobody’s dream. Not yours. Non mine. Neh his. Niet hers. Never ours. Marc Overmars. The moon. Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Two Years of Depression, Liars Unsorried, GuruGod Stalked[…]

Backpacking in Oman: Top 10 Sights In Muttrah

On arrival in Oman in April 2018, I decided to stay in Muttrah. It’s 4 kilometres from Old Muscat and sits right on the Gulf. Muttrah is a harbourside village that is officially part of the Muscat sprawl. Oman’ s capital seems to never end though personally I saw the quaint and quittle Old Muscat Read more about Backpacking in Oman: Top 10 Sights In Muttrah[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 7 Non Alcoholic Beers in Saudi Arabia

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. While backpacking in Saudi Arabia recently, I realised it was one of the rare countries I visited where I didn’t consume any alcohol. This is due to the strict law – alcohol is simply forbidden here and will result in imprisonment, fines or expulsion. Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 7 Non Alcoholic Beers in Saudi Arabia[…]

5 Animal Species You Must See When Visiting Mexico

Mexico is a country that has so much to offer. So many tourist attractions, huge metropolises like the capital Mexico City, gorgeous beaches and resorts, so much historical heritage from different periods, world famous food specialities, but that is not all you must see when visiting this country. Considering its diverse climate and relief, which Read more about 5 Animal Species You Must See When Visiting Mexico[…]

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