Backpacking in Romania: Top 5 Sights in Bucharest

Backpacking in Romania: Top 5 Sights in Bucharest

Bucharest is a truly under-rated city to visit, and it took me a while to make it here. Despite visiting Romania’s neighbouring countries a few times, it wasn’t until November 2014 that I arrived in the capital city, Bucharest. It’s a huge city, great for night life, the locals are very friendly and it also Read more about Backpacking in Romania: Top 5 Sights in Bucharest[…]

Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek

“The world is closing in. Did you ever think that we could be so close, like brothers? The future’s in the air. I can feel it everywhere.” – Scorpions I cry writing this, but you knew that. It’s damn emotional. Bishkek is a magnetic city. As my travel repertoire gained new momentum by reaching Central Read more about Backpacking in Kyrgyzstan: My Top 20 Sights in Bishkek[…]

My Ultimate Extensive List of Every Country or Significant Region in the World

My Ultimate Extensive List of Every Country or Significant Region in the World

“Travel the world and the seven seas; everybody’s looking for something” – Eurythmics. Nobody will ever visit every country in the world, I stand by that. There are too many of them, with more being formed every day and more debates than we ever need. And yes, I mean real countries. As long as a Read more about My Ultimate Extensive List of Every Country or Significant Region in the World[…]

Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Top 12 Sights in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs

Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Top 22 Sights in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs

On this adventure through Central Asia, I have already written about my wonderful stay in Pamir Lodge and the spontaneous live article from Khorog. This is a region known as Gorno Badakhshan and you need a separate permit to visit, away from the main part of Tajikistan, so pick up your Gorno Badakhshan permit and Read more about Backpacking in Gorno Badakhshan: Top 22 Sights in Khorog, Capital of the Pamirs[…]

Backpacking in Kazakhstan: Top 7 Shy Sights in Shymkent

I simply loved the pronunciation of this city. SHYMKENT! Wee shimmy. Ess Hym Kent. Shy m Kent. Shimkent. Chimkent. Spelt Shymkent, once called Chernayaev, currently housing 850,000 people, it’s a somewhat inspiring city with low promotion. Is it shy? Why are the first three letters spelling the word shy? I headed to find the answers. Read more about Backpacking in Kazakhstan: Top 7 Shy Sights in Shymkent[…]

Backpacking in Afghanistan: Top 5 Sights in Masar e Sharif

Backpacking in Afghanistan: 10 Outrageously Cool Things to Check Out in Masar e Sharif

Masar e-Sharif is Afghanistan’s third biggest city. It boasts an estimated population of around 1 million people and sits shyly, unknown to most backpackers, in a country less ventured. On my tour of Central Asia, I made sure I got this place on my list. Masar e Sharif is home of the famous Blue Mosque and Shrine Read more about Backpacking in Afghanistan: 10 Outrageously Cool Things to Check Out in Masar e Sharif[…]

Backpacking in Tajikistan: A Guided Tour of Dushanbe, on a Monday!

Backpacking in Tajikistan: A Guided Tour of Dushanbe, on a Monday!

Visas in hand for Tajikistan and Gorno Badakhshan (ye-ha!), it was on with the show, the reality show. After arriving in Tajikistan and checking into Marian’s Guesthouse, I was ready to explore this less-ventured country and I started things off in the capital city, Dushanbe. Dushanbe translates as “Monday” and is a booming city with Read more about Backpacking in Tajikistan: A Guided Tour of Dushanbe, on a Monday![…]

Backpacking in Belarus: Top 5 Sights in Bobruisk

Backpacking in Belarus: Top 5 Sights in Bobruisk

“We’re in the army. Now. Woah oh we’re in the army.” – Status Quo. I find it hard to believe that it has been nine years since I backpacked my way to the unknown and non-touristy city of Bobruisk in Belarus. This obscure journey was the story I wrote for Shaun Schofield’s book “Albania to Read more about Backpacking in Belarus: Top 5 Sights in Bobruisk[…]

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