Backpacking in the Kingdom Of Wallachia: The Wacky Country Bordering Czechia

Backpacking in the Kingdom Of Wallachia: The Wacky Country Bordering Czechia

Valašské Kralovství – The Kingdom of Wallachia Let the madness begin again as I reached country 181 on my mission to visit 200 real countries at the age of 40. This place, the Kingdom of Wallachia (in Czech – Valašské Kralovství) dates back to 1997 and borders Czechia. It fitted in nicely with my trip to Prague Read more about Backpacking in the Kingdom Of Wallachia: The Wacky Country Bordering Czechia[…]

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna, Austria

Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna, Austria

Deep in Vienna, Austria sits yet another crazy wacky republic. This one is a spherical ball that is a house and a separate country that borders Austria. This is Kugel Mugel! It was one of two new countries on my October 2019 tour, where I visited Poland, Austria, Kugel Mugel, Germany, Czechia and the Kingdom Read more about Backpacking in Kugel Mugel: A Spherical House Republic in Vienna, Austria[…]

Not Backpacking in The Other World Kingdom: My Visa Declined Due to Castle Public Closure

Not Backpacking in The Other World Kingdom: My Visa Declined Due to Castle Public Closure

**All photos on this post are copyright of Other World Kingdom. Visa declination is tough on our travels. In the past I have struggled with visas for China, Algeria, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Suriname and a few others. I have also been totally declined visas for Sealand and the Kingdom of Elleore – both in 2015. Read more about Not Backpacking in The Other World Kingdom: My Visa Declined Due to Castle Public Closure[…]

Backpacking in Autistan: Another New Country Where Liars Are Unwelcome!

Backpacking in Autistan: Another New Country, Where Liars Are Unwelcome!

As a long term backpacker come whackpacker, I love the idea of backpacking new and unusual countries, mostly unrecognised places or wacaday micronations. Mental illness took over my life, caused by nasty serial liar Cola Fuller, who never found the strength to admit or apologise for her pure evil towards me and I almost killed Read more about Backpacking in Autistan: Another New Country, Where Liars Are Unwelcome![…]

Welcome to Islandia: The World's Coolest New Micronation!!

Welcome to Islandia: The World’s Coolest New Micronation!!

“Maybe maybe it’s our nowhere towns” – Suede (Trash). In the last few years of travel, I have visited a lot of disputed states, unknown countries and debated regions. Travel became too mundane backpacking the same trend as everyone else, so I decided to go whackpacking instead – i.e. go backpacking in a wacky way. Read more about Welcome to Islandia: The World’s Coolest New Micronation!![…]

isfiya druze religion

A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

Have you ever heard of the Druze people? Well maybe you have, but probably not, as neither had I until I ended up staying with a couple of great friends, Natali and Alex in their home in Haifa in Israel. We hit backpacking pretty hard again in Israel, going through towns and cities a lot Read more about A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel[…]

Backpacking in San Escobar: Visiting A Country Invented by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski

Backpacking in San Escobar: Visiting A Country Invented by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski

I recently worked out a way to go backpacking in San Escobar. This is yet another off the wall country which has been recognised (albeit by a slip of the tongue) by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski. Yes he made up San Escobar by mistake!! As I now write my own blog about Poland Read more about Backpacking in San Escobar: Visiting A Country Invented by Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski[…]

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh

“If Timmy Mallet made hotels, this would be it”. – Jonny Blair. A short intro first – I stayed here in 2013 (so five years ago and never finished this article) BUT this is far and away the most ridiculous hotel in my backpacking history. A hotel shaped like a boat in the middle of Read more about One of the Most Ridiculous Places I Have Slept In: The Eclectic Hotel in Vank, Nagorno Karabakh[…]

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