The Reason For My 13 Months of Depression and Daily Suicidal Thoughts

The Reason For My 13 Months of Depression and Daily Suicidal Thoughts

“You’ll never change what’s been and gone” – Noel Gallagher. I have tried to explain my depression to thousands of people over the last 13 months and still the only person who gets it and understands it is ME. It is frustrating but good that I know who I am and I won’t change for Read more about The Reason For My 13 Months of Depression and Daily Suicidal Thoughts[…]

The Day I...Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal

I had to double check the mirror time and time again. Spots were growing at a huge rate. I felt OK inside, I wasn’t ill and mentally I was fine. But externally, on the crazy border crossing from The Gambia to Senegal, I had somehow got about 30 – 40 small spots on my forehead. Read more about The Day I…Got Loads of Spots on My Head in Senegal[…]

Tuesday's Travel Essentials: Taking The #CB12testdays Challenge with my New Mouthwash - CB12!

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Taking The #CB12testdays Challenge with my New Mouthwash – CB12!

You might have read that around 2 years ago, I visited a dentist in Hong Kong and had a few problems with my teeth. Well this month was dentist time again for me as I visited the dentist twice in the space of a week in my hometown of Bangor, Northern Ireland. I went to the Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Taking The #CB12testdays Challenge with my New Mouthwash – CB12![…]

Lackpacking in England: Top 5 Things to Do in Bed When You Can’t Travel

“This is a low, but it won’t hurt you” – Blur I was recent lackpacking in England. Basically I wanted to get my backpack and go out and explore then I got what seemed to be a never ending migraine and infection. It meant I didn’t leave my mates flat in Bournemouth for 9 days Read more about Lackpacking in England: Top 5 Things to Do in Bed When You Can’t Travel[…]

Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Visiting the Dentist

The most important thing when we travel is of course health. It’s always number one. Without health we are bound to one place. Until this year, I had been relatively lucky in terms of dentist visits and work needing done on my teeth. I’d had a few fillings here and there and some teeth removed Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Visiting the Dentist[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Diarrhoea (Verbal, Chronic and Travellers)

Diarrhoea. This happens to everyone. Not just travellers. But moving countries, trying different cuisines and beverages takes its toll on your bowels and you end up with “traveller’s diarrhoea”. Otherwise known as “the shits”. I’ve had it a lot. Forget my stories of doing poo poos in broccoli farms and tips on taking a shit, Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: Diarrhoea (Verbal, Chronic and Travellers)[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Problems: How to deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)

Today on my ongoing series of Tuesday’s Travel Problems, I look at altitude sickness and the best ways to avoid it, deal with it and get through it. Altitude sickness is also known as soroche. It is common of course in areas of HIGH altitude. Places such as Tibet, Nepal, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru are Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Problems: How to deal with Soroche (Altitude Sickness)[…]

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Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Saving Money On Water On Your Travels

. It’s an essential part of your backpacking days and you simply need to drink water. Over the years I’ve learned not to waste money buying water as every traveller seems to do. Here are a few tips on saving money with water. Don’t be that idiot who buys a bottle of water everyday from Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Saving Money On Water On Your Travels[…]