World Borders: How To Get From France to Monaco (And Get Your Passport Stamped in Monte Carlo)

“Give me something I can rely on, far away from the life that I once know – Monaco. Monaco is an enigma, that’s for sure! As a lover of wacaday republics, unrecognised states, countries that don’t exist, nations unofficial and unclaimed lands, Monaco was right up my street. And it was a handy little trip Read more about World Borders: How To Get From France to Monaco (And Get Your Passport Stamped in Monte Carlo)[…]

Backpacking in My Own Flat: Top 3 Sights In Isolation

Backpacking in My Own Flat: Top 3 Sights In Isolation

Stay at home. Stay in your flat or house. Why go out? Why? You are risking other people’s lives even if you think YOU are invinvicle and have no symptoms of the deadly COVID-19/Coronavirus. It is my 11th day at home but even I feel guilty that in those 11 days I left the flat Read more about Backpacking in My Own Flat: Top 3 Sights In Isolation[…]

Was There Then – Oasis 20 Years On: My Sentimental Trip To Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork, Republic of Ireland

“Some might say, we will find a brighter day” – (Some Might Say)* all quotes on this post are from Oasis and this post is dedicated to Colin Walker and Keith Freel. August 1996. Rock’n’roll. I was only 16 years old. I was still officially a student at Bangor Grammar School, having just finished “fifth Read more about Was There Then – Oasis 20 Years On: My Sentimental Trip To Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork, Republic of Ireland[…]

Backpacking in Northern Cyprus: Top 21 Sights in Turkish Nicosia

Backpacking in Northern Cyprus: Top 21 Things to See and Do in Turkish Nicosia

“We’re one but we’re not the same” – Paul Hewson. Divided cities, barbed wire fences, debated flags, burnt out cars and people getting on with their lives on clever cultured streets with the odd game of football. Welcome to Northern Ireland you say? Wrong. Welcome to Northern Cyprus. A political, economic, cultural and social puzzle Read more about Backpacking in Northern Cyprus: Top 21 Things to See and Do in Turkish Nicosia[…]

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years

Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick is a man of pure oxymoronic nature if today’s commercial excrement could for an ungreedy second be aware of who this guy really was. Money took over the world folks – just ask DickMonalds and Coca Cola. There is no need for Valentine’s Day Thorntons or Interflora or Christmas Santa Read more about Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years[…]

My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland

  On my travels down the years, I was always looking for obscure, quirky and unique places away from the usual tourist suspects. In the past, this led to my trips to places like Ashgabat, Nukus, Vank and Pyongyang. By coincidence all four of those places all had wacky hotels – something different. It was time Read more about My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland[…]

10 Tips For Finding The Best Accommodation In Poland

So you’ve decided to visit Poland and have probably done a bit of research about this beautiful country by now. There are a few things that you need to know about Poland that may not be mentioned on most other sites though. If you’d like to delve into how to save a bit of money, Read more about 10 Tips For Finding The Best Accommodation In Poland[…]

Serbia Backpackers, Hotel or Airbnb:  What to Choose in Belgrade?

Belgrade is a city of perpetual liveliness, cultural gems and remarkable natural and man-made sites.  Many global citizens have also discovered that it is a great location for recreational and professional activities. Your Belgrade experience is made that much better when you choose the ideal accommodation.  And, if you’re interested in proximity to the airport, Read more about Serbia Backpackers, Hotel or Airbnb:  What to Choose in Belgrade?[…]

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