Your Summer Calendar for the Lake District, England

Say hello to long sunlit days and beautiful breezes again! It’s summer, and there’s no finer time to be out and about. What better place to be in than the picturesque Lake District? Of course, there are the usual picnics, boating and swimming, but don’t neglect the brimming schedule of activities just waiting for holidaymakers Read more about Your Summer Calendar for the Lake District, England[…]

How To Get A Mongolia Visa in Warsaw, Poland

After such depression in 2016 caused by the brace of serial liars (Aleksandra Mueller and Karolina Wabuda) plus the wannabe GuruGod stalker (too worthless to be name checked), I quit travel completely. For the first time in my adult life I didn’t visit any new countries, nor did I have any desire for anything other Read more about How To Get A Mongolia Visa in Warsaw, Poland[…]

How to Get a Belarus Visa in Warsaw, Poland

How to Get a Belarus Visa in Warsaw, Poland

I recently made a long awaited return to Belarus. It was originally one of the first 25 countries I ever visited, back in 2007 when I was attending the Belarus v. Northern Ireland women’s match. At the time I got my Belarus visa from the Embassy in London. On that trip I also backpacked through Read more about How to Get a Belarus Visa in Warsaw, Poland[…]

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Golf in Las Vegas and My Love for The Masters in Augustus

Perhaps unknown to some of my followers down the years is that I actually like golf! As a kid it was always my second sport behind football. Northern Ireland is famous for golfers, we have had 3 world champions and a further 4 golfers in the world’s top 10s down the years – Rory McIlroy, Read more about Golf in Las Vegas and My Love for The Masters in Augustus[…]

My Top 5 Memories From Backpacking in France

Despite not having a big love for France the way most people do, I have still managed to visit the country around 60 times and of course I still recommend it. Working on the Cross Channel ferries for five months, of course helped this but on many other occasions I visited France. There are some Read more about My Top 5 Memories From Backpacking in France[…]

My Top 5 Highlights From Backpacking in Norway

Yes I know, it’s been three years almost exactly since I backpacked in Norway and celebrated my 99th country on route to the magic 100 (which was Tunisia). I never truly got round to writing the 20 plus stories from my fast week in Norway but I toured a lot, including a train from Gothenburg Read more about My Top 5 Highlights From Backpacking in Norway[…]

More than Just the Chocolate: 6 Things about Switzerland you Probably Don’t Know

Europe has many countries with a high standard of living. And then there’s Switzerland, a country of the size of a handkerchief, that’s famous for more than just its chocolate and banks. It has a wonderful landscape with many mountains and hills, and it has many traditions – but it’s not stuck in the past. Read more about More than Just the Chocolate: 6 Things about Switzerland you Probably Don’t Know[…]

Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno

Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno

2018 meant a welcome return to Belarus after a gap of 11 years. While my 2007 adventure took me to Babruysk and Minsk, here in 2018 I backpacked Grodno after another gruelling visa struggle at the Belarus Embassy (in Warsaw this time). Grodno is a cool city in western Belarus. Its only about 20 minutes Read more about Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno[…]

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