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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Random and Quirky Items To Put In Your Backpack

As I become more and more experienced as a traveller, I also learn what things to pack and what not to pack – what to leave behind. Down the years I made many mistakes when it comes to preparation, equipment, packing etc. It’s all a learning process, a trial and error. You learn from your Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Random and Quirky Items To Put In Your Backpack[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later

Sunday Story time and a flashback to 2007… Just under 12 years ago (August 2007) when I started this travel blog, one of the first articles I wrote was about the city of Babruisk / Bobruisk / Babruysk in Belarus. I was there on a crazy train journey from Minsk, all alone to watch a Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Postcards From Babruysk, Belarus, 12 Years Later[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: I Bought A Bed, It’s A Brand New Start

“I’m going to clear out my head. I’m going to get myself straight. I know it’s never to late to make a brand new start” – Paul Weller. A few days ago, I re-published the Don’t Stop Living Facebook Page. For good. It has been a huge week of change in my life. Sure, depression Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: I Bought A Bed, It’s A Brand New Start[…]

Group Touring Los Angeles’s Famous Watering Holes

Looking back to my early backpacking days and indeed the birth of this site, one of the first places I ever wrote about was Los Angeles! Yes, I was there back in 2007 when David Beckham signed for LA Galaxy and I toured Venice Beach, Hollywood Hills and of course the famous Hermosa Beach, where Read more about Group Touring Los Angeles’s Famous Watering Holes[…]

Travel Essentials: My New Wallet from Allett Wallets

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: My New Wallet from Allett Wallets

After losing my wallet in horrendous fashion in 2012 while tubing in Laos, I had to really look after my possessions a lot. Yet down the years, I have managed to lose phones, wallets, cameras and hats – sadly my famous blue hat was also lost in Laos in 2012. Since the Laos disaster, I Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: My New Wallet from Allett Wallets[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Bars and Cafes I visited in Burundi

Thirsty Thursdays: Bars and Cafes I Visited in Burundi

Burundi baby! We stayed at the Urban Lodge Hotel in Bujumbura in Burundi and during our short time there, we also visited the gorgeous Lake Tanganyika. It was a tough visa to secure and in the end it was well worth it. Plus it added a new country to my waning desire to reach 200 Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Bars and Cafes I Visited in Burundi[…]

Friday's Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra

Friday’s Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra, Saudi Arabia

While backpacking in Saudi Arabia, we toured the old mud city of Shaqra. These days there is a main museum there (which we had a guided tour of) and the old walled city which has nobody living in It, but is open to walk around. It was an unusual adventure. I was on tour with Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Cheeseburger, Chips, Cola and Ice Cream in Kudu Fast Food Joint in Shaqra, Saudi Arabia[…]

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Live a Life of Freedom: Buy The Paradise Pack and Live a Life of Freedom

“Freed from desire. Mind and senses purified, freed from desire” – Gala. So if you clicked this, you will probably (hopefully) be thinking that you want to live a life of freedom. You might want to escape the mundaneness of a 9-5 job, living in the same old city, not seeing the world and life Read more about Live a Life of Freedom: Buy The Paradise Pack and Live a Life of Freedom[…]

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