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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[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

A party city, Ulaan Baatar? Yes, for sure! And one that offers a huge range of bars – from the dingy sheds to the flambuoyant rock clubs, there was a lot to cram in. But my liver subsides as I get older. I’m not going to tour 20+ bars in a city in a few Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia[…]

My Birthday Stay at the Kaiser Hotel, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

My arrival into Ulaan Baatar in March 2017 in time to “celebrate” my birthday here in a new city and a new country is the biggest surprise in my travel life since my Afghanistan tour in 2016. I didn’t expect to be here, I had lost all passion for long term whackpacking, backpacking and sightseeing. Read more about My Birthday Stay at the Kaiser Hotel, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia[…]

Baatpacking in Mongolia: Exploring the Red Hero, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

Baatpacking in Mongolia: Exploring the Red Hero, Ulaan Baatar

“Longing for, it’s been a long time longing for To carry the sky away” – Manic Street Preachers. Dinosaurs chased me down the alleyway asking Lenin what drugs I was on. My heart and soul got the better of me as the mountains gaped in, fooling me that I was back in magnetic Kyrgyzstan. Exactly Read more about Baatpacking in Mongolia: Exploring the Red Hero, Ulaan Baatar[…]