The Day My Landlord Accused Me of Stealing the Big TV!

“You’ve been stealing from the thieves, and you got caught” – Paul Hewson. Life since I left my hometown in 2003 (15 Wacaday years now) hasn’t always been completely travel travel travel. In fact there were two occasions when I owned a car (2000 – 2009, and again for 7 months of 2010) and a Read more about The Day My Landlord Accused Me of Stealing the Big TV![…]

Backpacking in Sweden: My Top 5 Fun Activities

While living in Poland has given me some kind of settled life away from the long term backpacking adventures, it is still in my mind that I could hop on the ferry to Sweden any day. It leaves from Gdynia daily from Poland’s Baltic Coast. Back in the day, I loved my time in Sweden, Read more about Backpacking in Sweden: My Top 5 Fun Activities[…]

The Night I Didnt Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

Five Northern Irish Towns That Don’t Exist But Should

Growing up in Northern Ireland during what many globalites know as ‘the troubles’ was actually a joyous and wonderful time. There was comedy in tragedy and we often laughed within ourselves at the sheer randomic banter within the glorious six counties. We have loads of real towns. People actually live there. They work, eat, sleep, Read more about Five Northern Irish Towns That Don’t Exist But Should[…]

Backpacking in Portugal: 6 Things to See and Do in Lisbon

I ended up visiting Lisbon in Portugal three times in the last year despite having a 36 year absence from visiting Portugal at all. On my return to Portugal, in December 2017, I reminisced on my first visit back in 1981, when I visited with my Mum and Dad. On that first trip, I ended Read more about Backpacking in Portugal: 6 Things to See and Do in Lisbon[…]

Backpacking in Gozo, Malta: Top 6 Sights In and Around Victoria Rabat

Gozo is Malta’s second biggest island after the main island Malta itself and I had a great time here. I got the ferry from Malta to Gozo and headed straight to Victoria Rabat, capital city of Gozo. Gozo has a population of 31,446 and is a popular day trip from Malta (the main island). Lots Read more about Backpacking in Gozo, Malta: Top 6 Sights In and Around Victoria Rabat[…]

Staying at the Swanky Hotel Noemi, Venice, Italy

May 2009 saw my third visit to Italy in a period of 7 months, having never previously even visited the country at all! At the time, life was pretty good and I was madly in love with Hungarian dancer and overall good girl, Noemi Linzenbold. This time we backpacked Venice on a budget! Looking back Read more about Staying at the Swanky Hotel Noemi, Venice, Italy[…]

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther's Hostel in Kraków

Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków

The Bluetones – “Slight Return” I returned to my deep backpacking roots recently with a visit to Kraków in Poland. I covered Kraków on here before back in 2015. At the time I visited Kazimierz district, toured the Old Town, Wawel Castle and Schindler’s Factory. I also visited the notorious German Death Camps at Auschwitz Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Staying at the famous Pink Panther’s Hostel in Kraków[…]

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Backpacking in the Republic of Ireland: Top 6 Sights in Dublin

“In Dublin’s fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone” – Irish Folk Song. As you might have read, I come from and grew up in Northern Ireland. Back in the 1980s, backpacking in Dublin and Cork was only hearsay to me. But in 1995 I Read more about Backpacking in the Republic of Ireland: Top 6 Sights in Dublin[…]

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