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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[…]

Crossing the Drake Passage to Antarctica

World Borders: Crossing The Drake Passage from Argentina to Antarctica

This latest post in my series of World Borders is WITHOUT doubt the best border I have crossed in my travel repertoire. It is the longest ever border crossing I have done between two countries (yes, MUCH longer than flights), the most exciting and the most inspiring. This my friends is the “dreaded drake”, it’s Read more about World Borders: Crossing The Drake Passage from Argentina to Antarctica[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The World’s Southernmost Irish Pub!

I first used the term “Thirsty Thursdays” as a student when I had my own FM radio show on Nerve FM. Each day I had a different title for my radio show, and 9 years on from that radio show, I’m bringing back some of those themes in my new series of Thirsty Thursdays – Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The World’s Southernmost Irish Pub![…]

Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at the Cruz Del Sur Hostel, Ushuaia

  I actually stayed in 4 different places while in Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city in November 2010. My sole purpose to visit Ushuaia was to go to Antarctica and I basically used the city as a stepping stone for that trip of a lifetime. I stayed in the horrible Hotel Ushuaia (as organised Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at the Cruz Del Sur Hostel, Ushuaia[…]

Hotel Ushuaia, Argentina – The Real Fawlty Towers!

I never even wanted to stay in the Hotel Ushuaia and as a general rule when I’m travelling I try my best to avoid hotels. I’m not a hotel person at all. I dislike their non descript lack of personality. But when I booked the Antarctica trip, they included a night in this hotel, the Read more about Hotel Ushuaia, Argentina – The Real Fawlty Towers![…]

Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at Patagonia Pais Hostel, Ushuaia

After the immense trip to Antarctica, it was time to relax in the world’s southernmost city again, Ushuaia on the tip of Argentina. Before the Antarctica trip I had already spent a night in the excellent Cruz del Sur hostel and a night in the horrible Hotel Ushuaia, which you will hear more about. I Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Staying at Patagonia Pais Hostel, Ushuaia[…]

The Day I…Smuggled Drugs Through Argentina!!

I arrived sometime after 6 am at Ezeiza Airport on the edge of Buenos Aires. I was meant to fly from the city’s other airport, Jorge Newberry, used for internal flights (which mine was) but it was conveniently shut. But I had at least got to the correct airport, handed in my flight baggage and Read more about The Day I…Smuggled Drugs Through Argentina!![…]

Backpacking in Argentina: Buenos Noches Buenos Aires

It was time to say Buenos Noches (goodnight) to Buenos Aires exactly this time last year in order for me to fly south down to Ushuaia – the world’s most southern “city” which is located in Argentina at Tierra Del Fuego – “land of fire”. Ironically one of the coldest places you could go! (So Read more about Backpacking in Argentina: Buenos Noches Buenos Aires[…]

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