Backpacking in Królestwo Dreamlandu: The Obscure Polish Micronation

My 2016 travels took me to the Polish seaside port of Gdynia and later, through a travel friend, Karolina, to Tczew. I toured Gdynia because I was reviewing a cool food tour for Eat Polska, while based at the marvellous Cycle On Hostel in Gdansk. I later toured Tczew before depression kicked in and Don’t Read more about Backpacking in Królestwo Dreamlandu: The Obscure Polish Micronation[…]

How Did Cape Town become the Best African Travel Destination? Find Out!

I have had four ventures into Africa so far in life, each time smuggling at least a brace of countries into my backpack, my first ever African country, was actually South Africa…Cape Town South Africa holds the distinction of being the southern-most urban center in Africa, as well as the second largest city on the Read more about How Did Cape Town become the Best African Travel Destination? Find Out![…]

Disturbia in Serbia: Backpacking Belgrade, No Red Star Delight

“Where are you when the sun goes down, you’re so far away from me” – Dire Straits. Disturbia: Backpacking in Red Star Belgrade, Serbia. A country which offered me a hat trick of names over the years was also one I neglected to wham into my backpack. As a 10 year old I watched Yugoslavia Read more about Disturbia in Serbia: Backpacking Belgrade, No Red Star Delight[…]

Backpacking in Poland: The Time I Went Speed Dating in Warszawa

Long before I had this blog, and when I was also single, back in 2004 as a student at Bournemouth University, in England, I went to a “Speed Dating night” with my friends Lock in Lee, Mad Mike and Jody. At the time, reality events and TV shows were all the rage, I appeared in Read more about Backpacking in Poland: The Time I Went Speed Dating in Warszawa[…]

Backpacking in the Philippines: My Top Five Memories

Being based in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015 (give or take a few side trips and jaunts around the world) allowed me to see most of Asia, and as of August 2017, there are only 6 recognised Asian countries I have yet to visit (Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Maldives). I was so busy working, Read more about Backpacking in the Philippines: My Top Five Memories[…]

My Stay at the Hotel Ibis Centrum, Krakow, Poland

It is always an emotional return for me to cities I backpacked through before I started my new life in Poland. As a tourist, I visited Poland 4 times before moving here in 2016. One of those trips saw a train journey to the popular city of Kraków. At the time, I was coming into Read more about My Stay at the Hotel Ibis Centrum, Krakow, Poland[…]

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Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year

Israel is a very small country and you can travel across most of it in a day at a push, though I spent 3 weeks there (and also 3/4 days backpacking in Palestine). On your visit, you’ll see landmarks dating back to antiquity and signs marking the modern country’s connection to its Biblical past. They Read more about Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Using Lonely Planet Guides on Your Travels

If you have followed my journey the last 10 years on here, you will know that I love to be the tourist, every day of my life. I am a very spontaneous tourist who ventures anywhere and everywhere I can. “If it exists as a place, I’ll go there” – Jonny Blair. I am a Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Using Lonely Planet Guides on Your Travels[…]