World Borders: How to Get from the Republic of Malta to The Sovereign Military Order of Malta Within Fort St. Angelo

In my ongoing World Borders Series, this is a peculiar and welcome addition and country 156 on my wacaday tourist journey on planet earth. I have to give the FULL NAMES of these two countries for you to understand the difference. I didn’t cross from Malta into Malta – that would be absurd. I officially Read more about World Borders: How to Get from the Republic of Malta to The Sovereign Military Order of Malta Within Fort St. Angelo[…]

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[…]

Backpacking in Narnia: Crossing From Belfast, Northern Ireland into This Magical Land

The latest wacaday country adventure for my backpack was a return to the land of Narnia, a real country for sure and another interesting one, on what has now ridiculously become a 151 country tour of planet earth on route to 200 countries. While there might be 626 countries to visit (and nobody will ever Read more about Backpacking in Narnia: Crossing From Belfast, Northern Ireland into This Magical Land[…]

40 Most Unusual or Obscure Countries I Have Visited

If you have followed the blog for what is now 10 years, you might be aware I have a passion for the obscure and absurd. Backpacking places like Rome, Paris and New York just didn’t excite me any more. It has to be a little bit off the wall, off the map, somewhere lots of Read more about 40 Most Unusual or Obscure Countries I Have Visited[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)

“Where do you go? Buttoned in your favourite coat, stepping out to a different world. And you might be home late” – Ocean Colour Scene. Get ready for a death trip – 22 hours of mayhem. This was no pleasure cruise, this was an absolute backpacking journey from a lunatic asylum. How about a border Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Dushanbe to Khorog (To Gorno Badakhshan Within Tajikistan)[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)

Crossing world borders still has intrigue for me. It’s the adrenalin buzz and excitement of it all. As a Northern Irish nationalist, I love separatism and I detest land borders like Belgium to Netherlands. Where basically you have no idea which country you are in – you even use the same currency and don’t get Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Poland to Kaliningrad (Gdańsk to Kaliningrad City)[…]

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![…]

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