The Backpacker’s Way to do the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

As of today the worlds highest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a backpacker in Dubai there was no way I was going to pay the ridiculous price tag of $30 US Dollars to go “to the top”. There’s even an irony there as “the top viewing platform” isn’t even Read more about The Backpacker’s Way to do the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates[…]

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Backpacking in United Arab Emirates: 6 Free Things to do in Dubai

I have toyed with Dubai and the United Arab Emirates a bunch of times on my journeys. I never made it a priority visit but the way connecting flights go sooner or later my backpack and wallet were going to be introduced to this colossal settlement. I have a few mates based there so it Read more about Backpacking in United Arab Emirates: 6 Free Things to do in Dubai[…]

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The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In

I’ve been asked a few times about staying safe when you travel and it’s definitely something I need and want to write more about. I’ve written some articles about this before including mostly health safety and also personal safety in South America. But I haven’t really delved into which specific countries I have found the Read more about The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In[…]

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Three Countries I Haven’t Really Been To!

While I do keep a count on continents, countries, towns and cities I have actually been to, there are a few places that I admit I have physically been to but know nothing about. So here are three countries for you that I haven’t really been to. While physically I’ve been “in” these countries, most Read more about Three Countries I Haven’t Really Been To![…]

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UAE Fake Travel Report Part 2: The Time I Didn’t Go to Abu Dhabi and Dubai

** STOP PRESS – since this article I have since been to Dubai and the UAE. As I count down my trip to the Middle East I now reflect on that time, back in 2008 where I turned down a part sponsored trip to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. That’s right I turned Read more about UAE Fake Travel Report Part 2: The Time I Didn’t Go to Abu Dhabi and Dubai[…]

United Arab Emirates Fake Travel Report Part 1: Dubai Airport

** STOPPRESS – since this article I have actually been to Dubai and the UAE. How boring is it to write a travel story about visiting an airport? The answer is very, but I like to document everything and this journey was an emotional one. Plus it was my first time landing in Dubai, United Read more about United Arab Emirates Fake Travel Report Part 1: Dubai Airport[…]