My Top 10 Fences, Walls and Physical Borders From My Travels

On my backpacking travels, I’ve done a lot of “walking on walls”, “crossing borders” and “climbing fences”. So here’s a quirky backpacking list of my Top 10 fences, walls or borders – whatever you want to call them. As humans we have felt the need to build walls to “keep out the foreigners” (copyright Paul Read more about My Top 10 Fences, Walls and Physical Borders From My Travels[…]

The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia

I took advantage of my Australian Working Holiday Visas, using my first and second year options and loved my time living in the land down under. There were many more highs than there were lows when I lived there, but one incident really had me furious and wanting to hunt down the culprit and $hit Read more about The Night Some A$$hole Burgled Our Flat in Parramatta, Australia[…]

My Favourite 5 Beaches in Sydney, Australia

You might be aware that I’m not exactly a beach buff or lover, despite doing a “Top 10 beaches” recently. But now and then we all need it and in fact when I lived in Parramatta, Australia I was actually a regular to the beaches of Sydney. For those who love beaches and consider sun Read more about My Favourite 5 Beaches in Sydney, Australia[…]

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The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia

Yes, there was that silly night when I fell asleep on a bus, got locked inside, and slept in it until the morning. My crazy stories haven’t all been told yet of course and I was just reminiscing about the night I ended up getting locked in a public bus in Australia. Please note alcohol was Read more about The Night I Got Locked in A Bus and Slept in It, New South Wales, Australia[…]

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Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia

“If you really want more shout it out louder” – Usher. OK so before I launch into a tribute, the story begins, and this one needs a bit of an introduction. Even those that once worked with me in PJ Gallagher’s Irish PubI’m not sure I’ve told it all before in this much detail on Read more about Working Wednesdays: A Tribute to My Friends and Heroes of PJs Parramatta, Australia[…]

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Top 10 Beaches From My Travels

While I’m not a total beach freak, nor a sunseeker, I do love to be beside the seaside. Over the years I’ve lived in a load of places by the sea (Bangor, Northern Ireland; Ma Wan, Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia; Bournemouth, England etc.). I haven’t really written much about beaches on here though, so here Read more about Top 10 Beaches From My Travels[…]

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My Top 5 Camping Memories!

As I celebrate the 10 year mark of being away from Northern Ireland by camping out in the desert at Wadi Rum with Rum Stars (AMAZING!), I thought it was a good time to share my top 5 camping moments from my travels…including my latest spot of desert camping, these moments were inspiring… 1. Camping Read more about My Top 5 Camping Memories![…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels

It’s a post I was meant to write about 2 years ago to be honest, but never got round to it. In the hope I’d find better Irish Pubs than these 5. But I haven’t so the list remains the same. I’ve worked in a fair few Irish Pubs down the years and I love Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: 5 Best Irish Pubs From My Travels[…]