Backpacking in Królestwo Dreamlandu: The Obscure Polish Micronation

My 2016 travels took me to the Polish seaside port of Gdynia and later, through a travel friend, Karolina, to Tczew. I toured Gdynia because I was reviewing a cool food tour for Eat Polska, while based at the marvellous Cycle On Hostel in Gdansk. I later toured Tczew before depression kicked in and Don’t Read more about Backpacking in Królestwo Dreamlandu: The Obscure Polish Micronation[…]

Backpacking in Nedland: I Am The Country of Nedland’s Official Consul-General to Northern Ireland

On my travels I have an absolute obsession for visiting new countries and even better, countries that most don’t recognise or that people think don’t exist! This will be obvious from my recent travel target to whackpack my way to 200 real life countries before I turn forty. I still debate with myself what counts Read more about Backpacking in Nedland: I Am The Country of Nedland’s Official Consul-General to Northern Ireland[…]

Five Countries That Border the UK, That You Might Not Have Heard Of!

Are you serious? There are five countries that border the United Kingdom/Queendom and we have never heard of them? What are they? How can we get there? Do we need visas or passports? I decided to head on a journey round 5 unrecognised nations within the British Isles, whackpack them and write about them! OK Read more about Five Countries That Border the UK, That You Might Not Have Heard Of![…]

Backpacking in Lovely: Top 12 Sights on a Day Tour of This Lunatic Country

Backpacking in Lovely: Top 13 Sights on a Day Tour of This Lunatic Country in London, England

“Isn’t it a lovely day? My patio’s on fire” – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynchi. When I returned to London in April 2016, it was time for another trip to an unrecognised country – the Kingdom of Lovely. Yet again, people are wondering where it is, and indeed whether it is a legitimate country or not. The Read more about Backpacking in Lovely: Top 13 Sights on a Day Tour of This Lunatic Country in London, England[…]

Backpacking in Lovely: An Introduction to Yet Another Off The Wall Country

Backpacking in Lovely: An Introduction to Yet Another Off The Wall Country

Reading yet more travel blogs recently on travellers backpacking through the usual suspects (Tieland, Oztrail E-a, Calm Bow Dea and Untied States)  just doesn’t do anything for me anymore. I’m totally bored by it. And I’m completely bored by the whole “is it a real country?” question. So on my latest adventure, I headed with my Read more about Backpacking in Lovely: An Introduction to Yet Another Off The Wall Country[…]

Backpacking in The Republic of Karakalpakstan: Top 8 Things to Check Out in Nukus, the Capital City

Wow, wow, wow! That is all I can say about the wacky Republic of Karakalpakstan if you read my Wacaday report of my journey there, you’ll know this was lunacy turned on its head. This autonomous region within Uzbekistan that probably should have been its own country.  To see what Karakalpakstan was all about, I Read more about Backpacking in The Republic of Karakalpakstan: Top 8 Things to Check Out in Nukus, the Capital City[…]

World Borders: My Crazy Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)

World Borders: My Wacaday Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)

“Let’s play mallet’s mallet” – Timmy Mallet, Wacaday (1980s). Well I thought I’d had some crazy journeys in life but this one topped them all for ridiculous wackiness. I half expected Timmy Mallet to come out and whack me on the head at any moment and shout “Wacaday” at me! This could be lunacy on Read more about World Borders: My Wacaday Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)[…]