Spending a Night in my Town: Marine View Hotel, Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India

“This is my world and I am world leader pretend” – R.E.M. Jonny Blair to Port Blair? Are you serious? Deadly! Imagine spending a night in a town which I own. Well not really, but my Chennai to Port Blair journey was a completely ridiculous and unexpected trip for me. I booked a last minute Read more about Spending a Night in my Town: Marine View Hotel, Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India[…]

My Stay in Paradise at the Peerless Sarovar Portico Resort, Corbyn’s Cove, Andaman Islands, India

When I booked my spontaneous trip to the Andaman Islands, it was all because of Port Blair. The chance of a lifetime to fly from Chennai (Jonny) to Port Blair (Blair) and fulfil my name in travel was too hard to resist. However, I had no idea of the paradise that was to await me Read more about My Stay in Paradise at the Peerless Sarovar Portico Resort, Corbyn’s Cove, Andaman Islands, India[…]

Jonny Blair backpacking the Upper Trail Hike - Yunnan - China

Sunday’s Inspiration: A Backpacker’s Dream Ends

“Our dreams are the same, in the sleep we don’t get. I’ll remember your name; but mine, you’ll forget.” It’s a few lines from a poem I wrote for an ex-lover of mine. I was right of course, she’d forget my name and forget me. I wouldn’t forget her name or her, in the sadness Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Backpacker’s Dream Ends[…]

How to Get a Permit to Visit Andaman Islands on Arrival at Port Blair, India

India is a massive monster to backpack through and people kept throwing ideas at me when I got here. That didn’t happen in China. I ignored each and every idea though as our lives go our own individual ways and we follow our own paths. I had a few things in mind when I arrived Read more about How to Get a Permit to Visit Andaman Islands on Arrival at Port Blair, India[…]

My Stay at Elements Hostel: The Best Backpacker Hostel in Chennai, India

My Stay at Elements Hostel: The Best Backpacker Hostel in Chennai, India

“Downtown Chennai baby, downtown Chennai oooh!” Chennai, once known as Madras was up next on my Indian itinerary as I attempted to escape the party madness of Goa and the continuous hippy vibe that took me to the village of Hampi. One beard trim later and I was on a night train from Hospete (where’s Read more about My Stay at Elements Hostel: The Best Backpacker Hostel in Chennai, India[…]

Backpacking in India: Staying in Paradise at Mowgli Guest House in Virupapuragaddi, Hampi

When you’re backpacking in India, Hampi gets mentioned in almost every conversation about what your plans are in the country. My initial hunch was to avoid it and go directly from Panjim to Bangalore. But the photos on the website were doing far too much justice that I added in Hampi as an extra stop Read more about Backpacking in India: Staying in Paradise at Mowgli Guest House in Virupapuragaddi, Hampi[…]

How to Get a Permit to Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Kiev, Ukraine

How to Get a Permit to Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Northern Ukraine

“The place is quiet and so alone. Pretend there’s something worth waiting for” – Richey James Edwards. In December 2015 I finally made the sad and solemn trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. The accident at Chernobyl which occurred in April 1986 shocked the world and was one of a few controversial blemishes during Soviet era-USSR. Read more about How to Get a Permit to Visit the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Northern Ukraine[…]