Thirsty Thursdays: STEVEN DAVIS Pub Crawl in Lviv, Ukraine

“YAMD” – Northern Ireland football supporters, circa Denmark away 2006. When I first backpacked in Ukraine in 2015, I raved about how incredible the bars in Lviv were. It came as no surprise to me of course, as countries such as Poland, Belarus, Ukrainę and Russia generally have the best bars in the world, in Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: STEVEN DAVIS Pub Crawl in Lviv, Ukraine[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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