Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Benin

On my latest west Africa trip, we visited Togo and Benin while also veering across the border (yet unvisiting) Ghana. In Benin, we visited 4 main cities – ee toured Cotonou in some detail as well as backpacking the UNESCO world heritage site at Abomey, the slave history at Ouidah and the capital city of Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Benin[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: Too Busy Raising Cane? Back On The Street Again. I’m Back On The Top Again! | 10 Year Challenge

“I’m too busy raising cane. I’m back on the street again. I’m,,, back on the top again” – Van Morrison. We join fads. We cling to the popular. We need to belong and we need to be like everybody else, we want to be the same as everyone. It’s human nature. Nobody likes to be Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Too Busy Raising Cane? Back On The Street Again. I’m Back On The Top Again! | 10 Year Challenge[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Wacaday Night in Krasnodar, Russia

Krasnodar is a Russian city of a million people, or more. That doesn’t even guarantee heard-of ness from common tourists and whackpackers. Indeed I hadn’t even heard of this joint before my trip! It was a pure fire wacaday spot of madness to bung into the final days of my visa free entrance into Russia, Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Wacaday Night in Krasnodar, Russia[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: On the Rip in Beirut Lebanon, 7 Cool Bars

I finally made it to Lebanon in 2018 and celebrated New Years Eve here and my entrance to 2019. It was my second time to see the new year arrive in the Middle East having been in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan in 2013. That was a special trip at the time as I honed Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: On the Rip in Beirut Lebanon, 7 Cool Bars[…]

Random Travel Game: Time Spent in Each Country or Disputed Territory

Following on from my Random Travel game (League of Nations) , my list of EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD and my list of countries I’ve visited by flag, here is a new random travel game – time spent in each country. I’ve made yet another league table of how many individual days I have spent in Read more about Random Travel Game: Time Spent in Each Country or Disputed Territory[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia

“What to believe in it’s impossible to say”- Suede. When I arrived in settlement 950, Saint Petersburg in November 2018 I had no idea what lay in store. I thought perhaps another Bangkok style city, in other words over hyped, over visited, cleanliness horrible and well over rated. In advance, everyone told me Saint Petersburg Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Amazing Chemical Bar, Bar Laboratoriya 31, Saint Petersburg, Russia[…]

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England

“Pretty woman; walking down thon street.” – Tom Petty. So that’s it then. Ten years just past in the blink of a young girls eye, glory days. Impassable by, Brucie boy… It was Thursday 26th November 2008. A day I will never ever ever forget. Jonny Blair is working on the bar at a tea Read more about 10 Years Ago Today: The Day I Met Noemi Linzenbold in Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, England[…]

Travel Collectables: Stickers, Beer Labels and Magnets

You may have read down the years how I always try to collect souvenirs on my travels. For example, when I backpacked around the world, I would always buy a fridge magnet for my Mum, send a postcard to my youngest brother Daniel and occasionally I would buy random gifts for my Dad, my brother Read more about Travel Collectables: Stickers, Beer Labels and Magnets[…]

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