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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in St. Helier, Jersey

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Drinking in the Channel Islands is pure bliss. I have fond memories of being the only tourist in the pubs in Sark and Herm back in 2009 and I remember pub-crawling through St. Peter Port in Guernsey one night, including …

World Borders: The Ferry from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey

World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry

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This edition in my world borders series is slightly long overdue. The reason being I have been on this route more times than I can remember. It was back in 2008 – 2009 that I worked on car ferries in …

Backpacking in Jersey: Top 5 Sights in St. Helier and St. Lawrence

Backpacking in Jersey: Top 5 Sights in St. Helier and St. Lawrence

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It was a welcome and sentimental return to the island of Jersey recently as I headed to their capital city, St. Helier for a weekend. I stayed overlooking the sea, at the Ommaroo Hotel and I toured some of the …

Staying at the Ommaroo Hotel in St. Helier Jersey

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Take a more unusual backpacking trip to the fantastic Channel Islands, you don’t get as many backpackers and global travellers here and the region is a complete breath of fresh air. This magical set of islands are off the coast of …

Jonny Blair working on the gangway on cross channel ferries in 2009

Working Wednesdays: The Easiest Job In The World – ‘Gangway Man’

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When you move around a lot, you jobs change often and perhaps the best job I ever had was when I worked on ferries – being paid to travel must be good! So this week’s Working Wednesday comes from my …

Working Wednesdays: A Quick Post About My Time at Condor Ferries

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2009 was a sad time in my life and this job would have been a dream job for me had I stopped and realised how amazing it actually was. Serving customers on board cross channel ferries was surely a dream …