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[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 7 Non Alcoholic Beers in Saudi Arabia

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. While backpacking in Saudi Arabia recently, I realised it was one of the rare countries I visited where I didn’t consume any alcohol. This is due to the strict law – alcohol is simply forbidden here and will result in imprisonment, fines or expulsion. Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 7 Non Alcoholic Beers in Saudi Arabia[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Burj Al Arab Juice at Jeedaan Juice Shop in Old Muscat, Oman

After my Saudi Arabia adventure, I headed to Oman for a few days to “chill out”. But in travel, at least in my life, chilling out doesn’t ever really happen. I have to explore a place when I’m there and see as much as I can. In Oman, I stayed at the cosy Hotel Naseem Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Burj Al Arab Juice at Jeedaan Juice Shop in Old Muscat, Oman[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Valletta, Malta

Malta’s capital is a charmer. Walk through the gates past the bus station and prepare for an uplifting experience here in Valletta – I checked into the famous British Hotel and set about backpacking the sights of Valletta. On top of this I toured Gozo and Comino (two smaller islands) and visited the only United Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Valletta, Malta[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

A party city, Ulaan Baatar? Yes, for sure! And one that offers a huge range of bars – from the dingy sheds to the flambuoyant rock clubs, there was a lot to cram in. But my liver subsides as I get older. I’m not going to tour 20+ bars in a city in a few Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Importance of April 1st and My Top 7 Bars in Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This is long overdue and one of about 1,000 articles that I started and never finished. On my ongoing writing about my base in early 2016, Bishkek, it’s time to explore the pubs and bars of this city. Having been based in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan from December 2015 – April 2016, I often frequented the bars Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Bars in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland

“Baby, this is what you came for. Lightning strikes every time she moves” – Calvin Harris featuring Rhianna. Pub crawls have been one of my backpacking fortes. I could have made a business out of it for sure, but what good is that on a Northern Irishman’s liver? Not for me, these days I’m a Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Night Out With Pub Crawl Gdańsk, Poland[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Starogard Gdański, Poland

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Starogard Gdański, Poland

It has been a while since I did a proper Thirsty Thursdays on a city so today it’s back and we head to the remote town of Starogard Gdański in northern Poland – Pomerania Region. I’m growing to love Poland more on more with each visit. There is a sense of freedom, progressiveness with open Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Starogard Gdański, Poland[…]

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