I remember back to the late 1980s when a pizza restaurant (Piccola Pizzeria) first opened in my hometown of Bangor in Northern Ireland. It was totally amazing for me to try a foreign food for the first time. Chinese restaurants followed and sadly so did DickMonald’s (in 1992) and suddenly it wasn’t only Irish, Scottish Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Irish Dining At Its Finest[…]
“Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine, I’m leaving my life in your hands” – Backstreet Boys. The 25th June 1982 was a day to remember for the Northern Ireland football team. By no mere coincidence, and five years later than billed, on the 25th June 2020, I finally release the first volume Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020[…]
Germany remains one of the top five most visited countries in Europe by tourists from all around the world. The land of fairytale castles (Marburg was brilliant!), rich culture (Berlin!) and history, famous beer (Munich beer crawl) and popular festivals certainly deserves its place on every traveler’s bucket list. Full of famous, spectacular and unusual Read more about Unusual Places & Experiences to Enjoy When Backpacking Germany[…]
One of the best places to stay during your visit to London is the area around the St Pancras station. Besides being a Central London railway terminal for trains, it is also the terminus for Eurostar services, this beautifully restored historical Victorian area is a destination in itself. Housing a variety of shops, restaurants, and Read more about Budget Hotels near Kings Cross St Pancras in London[…]
This was an odd dream and I typed it up as soon as it happened a few years back. I am slowly getting these old stories either typed and saved, or published. Some are coming soon in the long awaited first volume of my book, Backpacking Centurion. This dream was in Kraków in Poland in 2017… Read more about Daydreaming in Kraków: The Weird Football Dream with Karolina and Weronika[…]
With the English Premier League finally due to restart this month, I have been featured on the official AFC Bournemouth website telling my story of following the Cherries. You can read the article here – Ulster Cherry’s AFC Bournemouth story.
As a Northern Irishman, growing up watching the Irish League supporting Glentoran FC, there were not an abudance of foreigners in our league, nor many foreign World Cup stars. But football was always beautiful regardless of that. I saw a load of Northern Ireland internationals playing live in the Irish League though! Down the years, Read more about Foreign Footballers Who Were at Northern Irish Clubs and Went to the World Cup (Non-Irish)[…]
Croatia is one of those odd countries from my travel repertoire. Officially I have been to Croatia 3 times, and to 3 different cities and to no towns or villages! Also, until today I never really wrote about it, in fact I didn’t even have a blog section for it – almost like a forgotten Read more about Backpacking in Croatia: Best Tourist Options on the Pearl of the Adriatic[…]