Brussels Airlines Prepare to Join The Shitlist: 10 Weeks After Their Theft

It’s now 10 weeks since the corrupt, racist and nasty company Brussels Airlines stole my backpack and sent me into deep depression and suicidal thoughts. They still haven;t replied to me after I claimed for the $ 1,754.55 that they owe me (it’s actually more than that – I was lenient on them this time). Next time, Read more about Brussels Airlines Prepare to Join The Shitlist: 10 Weeks After Their Theft[…]

Northern Ireland flag in Kigali, Rwanda

Get Our Northern Ireland flag (Ulster Banner) As An Emoticon

As a Northern Irish nationalist, I am ashamed, dismayed, confused and angered by the fact that my country’s flag is not represented as an Emoticon. And no, I don’t mean the BRITISH Union Flag, or the IRISH tricolour or an IRISH Shamrock, I mean a specific Northern Ireland flag. None of the previous mentioned hat-trick Read more about Get Our Northern Ireland flag (Ulster Banner) As An Emoticon[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday Story time and a flashback to 2007… Just under 12 years ago (August 2007) when I started this travel blog, one of the first articles I wrote was about the city of Babruisk / Bobruisk / Babruysk in Belarus. I was there on a crazy train journey from Minsk, all alone to watch a Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later[…]

Backpacking in France: Tips For Private Tours of Paris

Paris is somehow one of those magnetic cities that I have ended up in time and time again. I have to admit I am not a complete Paris geek, nor do I usually recommend France for backpackers but through connecting flights, football tournaments and odd coincidences down the years, I have returned to Paris more Read more about Backpacking in France: Tips For Private Tours of Paris[…]

Backpacking in Czech Republic: Top 5 Sights in Prague

2007 saw my first ever visit to the Czech Republic, often dubbed Czechia. It was a suggestion from the famous Lock In Lee after we left the Lock In in 2004. We had decided to backpack in Prague. Three years later when the idea came to fruition, it was time to explore this beast. We Read more about Backpacking in Czech Republic: Top 5 Sights in Prague[…]

Backpacking in Portugal: Touring Lisbon

My return to Portugal was the longest gap between my first and second visit to a country to date. I first visited Portugal way back in 1981, with my Mum and Dad. I was only a year old at the time. That made Portugal my first ever country outside the British Isles! I have now Read more about Backpacking in Portugal: Touring Lisbon[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Top 10 Sights in Kokoszkowy, Kociewie Region

“Off the wheaten craic”. My Polish adventures continued the last few years despite my plunge into deep depression caused by liars and GuruGods. I needed the calm of a Polish spring and winter to rest my mind away from the horrors of life. It was in 2017, that I finally backpacked through the tranquil village Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Top 10 Sights in Kokoszkowy, Kociewie Region[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Wacaday Night in Krasnodar, Russia

Krasnodar is a Russian city of a million people, or more. That doesn’t even guarantee heard-of ness from common tourists and whackpackers. Indeed I hadn’t even heard of this joint before my trip! It was a pure fire wacaday spot of madness to bung into the final days of my visa free entrance into Russia, Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Wacaday Night in Krasnodar, Russia[…]

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