Backpacking in Papua New Guinea: Top 14 Sights in Port Moresby

Backpacking in Papua New Guinea: Top 14 Sights in Port Moresby

“Papa don’t preach, I’m in New Guinea, Papa don’t preach, I’m in PNG, Papa don’t preach, I’m in Port Moresby, But I made up my mind, I’m touring the city…” – Mad Donna Port Moresby is a whackpacker’s dream. This is a place straight out of my textbook days of backpacking endless countries, upon which Read more about Backpacking in Papua New Guinea: Top 14 Sights in Port Moresby[…]

Backpacking in The Solomon Islands: 10 Cool Things To Do in Honiara (Thon Capital), Guadalcanal

“Solomon bites the worm” – Mark Morris. In my 30s, and with hindsight, I felt like my time in Australia (I arrived in my 20s) was a little bit naïve. I spent almost 2 years in the “land down under”, mostly staying in Parramatta (my heart felt home in Australia), Devonport and Poatina (where my Read more about Backpacking in The Solomon Islands: 10 Cool Things To Do in Honiara (Thon Capital), Guadalcanal[…]

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 10 Sights in Aiwo

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 10 Sights in Aiwo

While Yaren might feel like the real capital city of Nauru, nearby Aiwo stakes a claim for the country’s busiest “city”. Well it’s nothing more than a village of course, yet at the same time it’s a hub of activity and also the name of the Province. This is basically as busy as it gets Read more about Backpacking in Nauru: Top 10 Sights in Aiwo[…]

Backpacking in The Empire of Atlantium: How I Spent A Fortnight In A Country Without Knowing It

“Try to sit with me around my table; but never bring a chair” – Noel Gallagher. Have you ever backpacked through a country without even knowing it?? As idiotic as that sounds, back in 2009, I managed it!! Today I finally get round to writing about The Empire of Atlantium, which really is the country Read more about Backpacking in The Empire of Atlantium: How I Spent A Fortnight In A Country Without Knowing It[…]

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 8 Sights in Meneng Province

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 8 Sights in Meneng Province

“Here is a sunrise, ain’t that enough?” – Teenage Fanclub. A bar that never opens yet pretends it does, a sh*t AFL pitch and a church with broken windows. Yes these were the highlights from whackpacking through Meneng Province in Nauru. Nauru as an island and country is split into 14 provinces. Meneng is the Read more about Backpacking in Nauru: Top 8 Sights in Meneng Province[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 9 Bars in Majuro City DUD, Marshall Islands

“On the rip in a country where nobody is on the rip!!!” Anyone who has ever been to the Marshall Islands will remember something so unusual and distinctive about them – the thin narrow strip with ONE road straight through the capital city, Majuro, also known as DUD, (Delap-Uliga-Djarrit). In case, I’ve confused you, from Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 9 Bars in Majuro City DUD, Marshall Islands[…]

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 16 Sights in Yaren (the Capital)

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 16 Sights in Yaren (the Capital)

“Walking round the room singing stormy weather at 57 Mount Pleasant Street” – Neil Finn. Nauru is a real enigma for your travelling mindset. It’s a country that was once known as Pleasant Island, and indeed as a child growing up in Northern Ireland, I knew it as such, as it had that moniker in Read more about Backpacking in Nauru: Top 16 Sights in Yaren (the Capital)[…]

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 8 Sights in Anibare

Backpacking in Nauru: Top 11 Sights in Anibare

Nauru as an island and country is split into 14 provinces but is not as remote and isolated as you might have been told – in fact it’s the hub for some Pacific Island hopping. Anibare is the largest province in area, and as well as being the name of the province is also the Read more about Backpacking in Nauru: Top 11 Sights in Anibare[…]

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