My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries

“Gerry Armstrong, what a worker he is” – John Motson. In February 2020, when I hit country 186 on my personal list of recognised separate states, one of my priorities was to watch a football match there. That country was Lesotho and I arrived into the capital city Maseru ready for the big match. That Read more about My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring Ushaiqer Town, Basically a Museum in a Guy’s House!

My backpacking adventures in Saudi Arabia continued with some day trips away from the humungous capital city Riyadh. It was towards the end of our trip that we ended up in Ushaiqer (which sounded like “U Shag Her” at the start). On the same day that we visited the Salt Flats, the village of Rabat, Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring Ushaiqer Town, Basically a Museum in a Guy’s House![…]

Backpacking in Georgia: Top 10 Sights in Tbilisi

Let’s start with the surprising fact – Tbilisi is a great city. It is just incredibly under rated. A liveable city. A safe city. A vibrant city. A sleeping giant crying to be found. I expected nothing much from it, I expected an eastern grey textbook dull drab dreary ex-communist Stalinist patchwork of Soviet style Read more about Backpacking in Georgia: Top 10 Sights in Tbilisi[…]

Quad Biking in Saudia Arabia on The Sand Dunes Near Shaqra

Quad Biking in Saudia Arabia on The Sand Dunes Near Shaqra

“Little dune buggy in the sand, little blue dune buggy in my hand, little blue dune buggy” – The Presidents of the United States of America. I didn’t expect this to be enjoyable by any stretch. After all I grew up near a beach in Bangor in Northern Ireland and used to slide through the Read more about Quad Biking in Saudia Arabia on The Sand Dunes Near Shaqra[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: The Best Things To See and Do in Riyadh

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 For Capital City Riyadh

“Hundred mile high city” – Ocean Colour Scene. As hard to believe as it may be, Saudi Arabia’s capital city, Riyadh, is a modern up and coming metropolis. While the country is often dubbed “The Forbidden Kingdom,” once you arrive into Riyadh you will be pleasantly surprised by the enchanting list of activities within a Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: My Top 10 For Capital City Riyadh[…]

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring The Walled Mud City of Shaqra

Backpacking in Saudi Arabia was a crazy adventure after being invited there in 2018 as part of representing Young Pioneer Tours at the Hotel Show. We started off exploring Jeddah and Old Town Jeddah before heading to check out the city of Taif for its annual Rose Festival and then we delved deeper into the backpacking Read more about Backpacking in Saudi Arabia: Touring The Walled Mud City of Shaqra[…]

Touring Shaqra, Saudi Arabia

Travelling In Saudi Arabia Made Easier And Convenient

Saudi Arabia has built a strong stand in the travel industry and has achieved a tremendous amount of growth in technology and standards of living. Today, major cities in Saudi Arabia are well connected to each other which has made it a lot easier for domestic travelers who travel for vacations or professional purposes. An Read more about Travelling In Saudi Arabia Made Easier And Convenient[…]

Backpacking in Afghanistan: Travel With Authentic Afghanistan

I backpacked in Afghanistan in 2016 and loved it. From my border crossing (after a night in the southernmost Soviet Union Hotel) to the tour of Masar e Sharif, it was amazing. Especially when I got to play football (and score the only “goal” of a 0-0 draw (come on VAR – it was OVER Read more about Backpacking in Afghanistan: Travel With Authentic Afghanistan[…]

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