Backpacking in Autistan: Another New Country Where Liars Are Unwelcome!

Backpacking in Autistan: Another New Country, Where Liars Are Unwelcome!

As a long term backpacker come whackpacker, I love the idea of backpacking new and unusual countries, mostly unrecognised places or wacaday micronations. Mental illness took over my life, caused by nasty serial liar Cola Fuller, who never found the strength to admit or apologise for her pure evil towards me and I almost killed Read more about Backpacking in Autistan: Another New Country, Where Liars Are Unwelcome![…]

Welcome to Islandia: The World's Coolest New Micronation!!

Welcome to Islandia: The World’s Coolest New Micronation!!

“Maybe maybe it’s our nowhere towns” – Suede (Trash). In the last few years of travel, I have visited a lot of disputed states, unknown countries and debated regions. Travel became too mundane backpacking the same trend as everyone else, so I decided to go whackpacking instead – i.e. go backpacking in a wacky way. Read more about Welcome to Islandia: The World’s Coolest New Micronation!![…]

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna

Deep in Vienna, Austria sits yet another crazy wacky republic. This one is a spherical ball that is a house and a separate country that borders Austria. This is Kugel Mugel! This has to be one for an upcoming whackpacking adventure. The Republic of Kugelmugel is a country located at the Prater in Vienna, Austria (where I backpacked in 2005 before Read more about Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna[…]

isfiya druze religion

A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

Have you ever heard of the Druze people? Well maybe you have, but probably not, as neither had I until I ended up staying with a couple of great friends, Natali and Alex in their home in Haifa in Israel. We hit backpacking pretty hard again in Israel, going through towns and cities a lot Read more about A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel[…]

Backpacking in San Escobar: Visiting A Country Invented by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski

I recently worked out a way to go backpacking in San Escobar. This is yet another off the wall country which has been recognised (albeit by a slip of the tongue) by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski. Yes he made up San Escobar by mistake!! As I now write my own blog about Poland Read more about Backpacking in San Escobar: Visiting A Country Invented by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski[…]

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

“If Timmy Mallet made hotels, this would be it”. – Jonny Blair. A short intro first – I stayed here in 2013 (so five years ago and never finished this article) BUT this is far and away the most ridiculous hotel in my backpacking history. A hotel shaped like a boat in the middle of Read more about One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh[…]

Backpacking in Western Sahara: My Stay at the Hotel Jodesa in El-Aaiun

In December 2017, after a couple of days in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, I took a border bus south to Africa’s west coast, this time crossing from Morocco into Western Sahara (still a debated country). I was ready to explore El-Aaiun the capital city of Western Sahara in 2017 and it was time to Read more about Backpacking in Western Sahara: My Stay at the Hotel Jodesa in El-Aaiun[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Morocco to Western Sahara (Marrakesh to El Aaiún by Bus)

My ongoing border crossing into unrecognised countries and wacaday micronations continued as I backpacked overland from Morocco into Western Sahara on a bus. It is an overland border crossing that can also be done easily by air. Though by air, you will be questioned more on arrival. You are barely noticed when you bus border Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Morocco to Western Sahara (Marrakesh to El Aaiún by Bus)[…]

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