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[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars of this city. Having been based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from December 2015 – April 2016, I often frequented the bars Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

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[…]

Top 11 FIFA Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

Top 11 Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

“Travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something” – Eurythmics. As the debate over countries can get ridiculous and I even argue with my family and best friends over what is a real country and what is not, I thought I’d do a few separate articles on my round the world journey. Now Read more about Top 11 Countries To Backpack In From My Round the World Journey[…]

Backpacking in Kaliningrad - the wacky house that is upside down

Backpacking in Kaliningrad: Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City

“Damn my education, I can’t find the words to say for all the things caught in my mind” – Noel Gallagher. This was a magical place – Kaliningrad. Another travel dream of mine and another chance to add another ex-Soviet Union country or region to my growing repertoire. Also, this marked the end of my Read more about Backpacking in Kaliningrad: Top 25 Sights in Kaliningrad City[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

Crossing world borders still has intrigue for me. It’s the adrenalin buzz and excitement of it all. As a Northern Irish nationalist, I love separatism and I detest land borders like Belgium to Netherlands. Where basically you have no idea which country you are in – you even use the same currency and don’t get Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)[…]

Crazy Dog best hostel Kaliningrad

Backpacking in Kaliningrad: My Wacky Stay at the Crazy Dog Hostel in Kaliningrad City

“You’re turning every modern theory on its head” – Gruff Rhys. Things are always a bit wacky with me. A little bit left of the middle, a bit obscure and a tad crazy. I just don’t buy any concept of normal because life is too short for silly billy rules. So when I heard about Read more about Backpacking in Kaliningrad: My Wacky Stay at the Crazy Dog Hostel in Kaliningrad City[…]

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