Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Did I Ever Ever Travel?

“Where do you go? Buttoned in your favourite coat, stepping out to a different world. And you might be home late.”- Ocean Colour Scene. Aged 17 I flicked through the CDs in His Master’s Voice record shop in Belfast city, the Northern Irish passion-drenched capital. Imagine the thrill of it all. Life was amazing. I Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Why Did I Ever Ever Travel?[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia

“What to believe in it’s impossible to say”- Suede. When I arrived in settlement 950, Saint Petersburg in November 2018 I had no idea what lay in store. I thought perhaps another Bangkok style city, in other words over hyped, over visited, cleanliness horrible and well over rated. In advance, everyone told me Saint Petersburg Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia[…]

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

“Pretty woman; walking down thon street.” – Tom Petty. So that’s it then. Ten years just past in the blink of a young girls eye, glory days. Impassable by, Brucie boy… It was Thursday 26th November 2008. A day I will never ever ever forget. Jonny Blair is working on the bar at a tea Read more about 10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England[…]

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya

“Bells around Saint Petersburg when I saw you, I hope I get what you deserve and this is where I find. Smoke surrounds your perfect face and I’m falling” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Firstly – thanks to the Russian government for their incredible kindness and respect with regards their recent visa laws. I knew Read more about Exploring Saint Petersburg: 950 Not Out at the Kino Hostel on Pushkinskaya[…]

Backpacking in Bulgaria: Top 10 Sights in Plovdiv Old Town

The city of Plovdiv is somewhat undermined. It’s Bulgaria’s second biggest city yet bobs along almost unheard of to those who haven’t been there. It made a natural stop off city for me in between exploring the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo and a dose of Sofia the capital. I knew I would only stay Read more about Backpacking in Bulgaria: Top 10 Sights in Plovdiv Old Town[…]

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The Four Year Point of No Return in Life, and Love

“I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me” – Lady Gaga. It was FOUR years ago this week that my life unexpectedly turned on its head. At the time, I had visited around 90 countries, and was back in Eastern Europe loving life. My plans were to tour Romania, Moldova, Transnistria and Read more about The Four Year Point of No Return in Life, and Love[…]

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The Coolest 6 Things to Do When Backpacking in Finland

So it is now almost 4 years since I was backpacking in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Christiania and Norway. My Scandinavian tour had so many highlights that I simply never wrote about. Finland was fun, especially the saunas and time with my friends in Jarvenpaa. I also toured Helsinki and Suomenlinna. Here are the coolest 6 Read more about The Coolest 6 Things to Do When Backpacking in Finland[…]

Bottom 7 Countries to Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

“You’re turning every modern theory on its head” – Super Furry Animals. Travel is a journey that takes us to many different places around the world. Not all of them are inspiring, some of them are painful memories, some are bad timing, some bad luck, some bad judgement. Many of them are surprising places that Read more about Bottom 7 Countries to Backpack In From My Round the World Journey[…]

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