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

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 a pub that the Guinness World Records class as “the closest pub to an operational Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in St. Helier, Jersey[…]

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

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

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 the south of England. I was based in Lymington, Poole and Weymouth. But most of Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry[…]

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

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

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 sights I had missed out on during my first few visits to this mini island Read more about Backpacking in Jersey: Top 5 Sights in St. Helier and St. Lawrence[…]

Staying at the Ommaroo Hotel in St. Helier Jersey

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 France, yet remain under the rule of the U.K. A fascinating history exists here and Read more about Staying at the Ommaroo Hotel in St. Helier Jersey[…]

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

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

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 time being ‘Gangway Man’ on the ferries. While some people hate thinking about their jobs, Read more about Working Wednesdays: The Easiest Job In The World – ‘Gangway Man’[…]

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

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 come true. In the future I will write properly and more detailed account of life Read more about Working Wednesdays: A Quick Post About My Time at Condor Ferries[…]

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