Your Entire Life By Year In Less Than Five Words Per Year

Sunday’s Inspiration: Your Entire Life By Year In Two Words Per Year

“Fear was the fear of being what we had become” – Highly Likely. I hate being concise, succinct, slow and ill informed. I love deep thought. I buzz off a puzzle. Which fucking footballer is this? It’s a teaser that took me 3 minutes to compose but it stumped 100,000 football fans for over 6 Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Your Entire Life By Year In Two Words Per Year[…]

World Travellers: Priyanka Gupta From On My Canvas

World Travellers: Priyanka Gupta From On My Canvas

The latest in my World Travellers series is Priyanka Gupta from the On My Canvas. Who are you? I’m Priyanka Gupta. A software engineer by education, and once an investment banker, now I’m a writer, solo traveler, and art lover. About a decade ago, I graduated with a B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from Read more about World Travellers: Priyanka Gupta From On My Canvas[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 9 Bars in Maseru, Lesotho

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. The Kingdom of Lesotho is often deemed “The Kingdom in the Sky”, a moniker it totally merits due to its lofty altitude. On my first visit to Southern Africa in 2011, I somehow skipped this place, preferring to backpack overland from South Africa to Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 9 Bars in Maseru, Lesotho[…]

Backpacking Centurion Hat-trick

Sunday’s Inspiration: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword

“The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1839. As we whackpack our way through a year tarnished in global excrement, things don’t get any easier. There’s just over a month of 2020 left. What have we learned? Personally, I didn’t learn anything other than what I already knew. But I did more Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: The Pen Is Mightier Than The Sword[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Grzaniec / Grzane Piwo (Polish Hot Beer) in Poznań, Poland

Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Grzaniec / Grzane Piwo (Polish Hot Beer) in Poznań, Poland

“It’s a hot beer and it’s really tasty” – my travel friend. When I first heard about “hot beer”, I was somewhat surprised. The reason being that I have always been a guy who likes a good old cold beer. On my travels around the world, I drank cold beer in as many countries as Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Grzaniec / Grzane Piwo (Polish Hot Beer) in Poznań, Poland[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Maybe The Strangeness Only Ever Was To Hide Ourselves From Some Kind of Happiness

Sunday’s Inspiration: Maybe The Strangeness Only Ever Was To Hide Ourselves From Some Kind of Happiness

“Maybe the strangeness only ever was to hide ourselves from some kind of happiness” – Manic Street Preachers. So the five year gap has finally happened. This week I hit another sentimental and perhaps unwanted milestone on my wacaday journey. 21st August 2020 saw a five year story come back to haunt and for another Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Maybe The Strangeness Only Ever Was To Hide Ourselves From Some Kind of Happiness[…]

Friday's Featured Food: Irish Dining At Its Finest

Friday’s Featured Food: Irish Dining At Its Finest

I remember back to the late 1980s when a pizza restaurant (Piccola Pizzeria) first opened in my hometown of Bangor in Northern Ireland. It was totally amazing for me to try a foreign food for the first time. Chinese restaurants followed and sadly so did DickMonald’s (in 1992) and suddenly it wasn’t only Irish, Scottish Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Irish Dining At Its Finest[…]

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor - FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

“Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine, I’m leaving my life in your hands” – Backstreet Boys. The 25th June 1982 was a day to remember for the Northern Ireland football team. By no mere coincidence, and five years later than billed, on the 25th June 2020, I finally release the first volume Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020[…]

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