World Borders: How to Get from Poland to Ukraine (Krakow to Lviv Night Train)

It was another border crossing on this wacky journey for me recently as I decided on a night train to head from Poland to the Ukraine. I had been staying at the Mosquito Hostel in the city of Krakow and was out touring Auschwitz and Birkenau the day before, so it was a busy few Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Poland to Ukraine (Krakow to Lviv Night Train)[…]

World Borders: My Crazy Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)

World Borders: My Wacaday Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)

“Let’s play mallet’s mallet” – Timmy Mallet, Wacaday (1980s). Well I thought I’d had some crazy journeys in life but this one topped them all for ridiculous wackiness. I half expected Timmy Mallet to come out and whack me on the head at any moment and shout “Wacaday” at me! This could be lunacy on Read more about World Borders: My Wacaday Journey to Nukus in Karakalpakstan (Within Uzbekistan)[…]

World Borders: Crossing From Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on Friendship Bridge to Hayratan

World Borders: My Journey From Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on Friendship Bridge to Hayratan

“Altogether now, in no mans land.” – The Farm. In life as it happens, it’s going to be quite hard to describe the sheer adrenalin rush and magic of the winter day when I backpacked it alone into Afghanistan. It’s just another day in my life but as a heated ball beat down on my Northern Read more about World Borders: My Journey From Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on Friendship Bridge to Hayratan[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan (Almaty to Bishkek by Marshrutky)

Before I decided on doing the border crossing between Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan, I did a bit of research into it. The reason being, I was travelling alone, it was my first time in this region, I’m without a guide book and I wanted to make sure everything ran smoothly. In the winter time in the Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan (Almaty to Bishkek by Marshrutky)[…]

World Borders: The Ferry from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey

World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry

This edition in my world borders series is slightly long overdue. The reason being I have been on this route more times than I can remember. It was back in 2008 – 2009 that I worked on car ferries in the south of England. I was based in Lymington, Poole and Weymouth. But most of Read more about World Borders: Crossing from Poole, England to St. Helier, Jersey by Ferry[…]

World Borders: My Journey from Yorkshire in England to Tytannia Province, Empire of Adammia

World Borders: My Journey from Yorkshire in England to Tytannia Province, Empire of Adammia

I’ve crossed a load of land borders in my time, and to be honest 90% of them are known borders. Public knowledge, they’re even on maps. This one, from the region of Yorkshire in England into the Tytannia Province in the Empire of Adammia is somewhat obscure. It’s not on any maps. In fact, I’d be Read more about World Borders: My Journey from Yorkshire in England to Tytannia Province, Empire of Adammia[…]

World Borders: How to Get From England to the Grand Duchy of the Lagoan Isles

World Borders: How to Get From England to the Grand Duchy of the Lagoan Isles

Yet another unusual journey on my travels saw me head to the unknown country The Grand Duchy of the Lagoan Isles. It’s a mini self declared country which consists of three islands in a pond in the city of Portsmouth in England. Before you head there as a backpacker to tour the top sights of Read more about World Borders: How to Get From England to the Grand Duchy of the Lagoan Isles[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Northern Ireland to the Peoples Republic of Podjistan

My fascination for unknown and un-ventured countries continued this week as I headed to the Peoples Republic of Podjistan. This is a tiny country which is landlocked by Northern Ireland, itself governed by the United Kingdom. An enigma in itself, Podjistan stands alone. Untouched, unventured, unknown. Not many travellers can say they have a Podjistani Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Northern Ireland to the Peoples Republic of Podjistan[…]