How to Spend Your Birthday as a Traveller!

travelling on your birthday

How to spend your birthday as a traveller! Lighting a sparkler and making a wish in Australia in 2010.

It’s my birthday today. I’m travelling. That’s amazing! In fact this is only the second time in my life I have ever been travelling on my birthday. That might seem hard to believe as I travel a lot but it’s true. The last time I properly travelled on my birthday was in 2005. I was in Warsaw in Poland. In the intervening years I have only been in my hometown (Bangor, Northern Ireland) once and the rest of the time was living elsewhere (twice I was in Australia, once in Asia and the rest of the time I was in England).

I’m now in Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo and it’s great to be here travelling on my birthday. The plan is to check out the jungle, relax and enjoy a really decent meal and maybe a drink or two. With my girlfriend, Travelling Hong Kong Girl! That’s what I really want to do – just relax!

Spending my birthday in Borneo Jonny Blair

Reserved a table for myself on my birthday – seems fair enough!

I’ve worked on my last 3 birthdays, so it’s great to not have to wear someone else’s clothes and visit a building just to get paid. I’m free to the world today and I’m loving it. For no other reason than the fact that this is my day and I will spend it how I want I am sharing my birthday plan with you. On my 20th birthday I got drunk in the local pub in Bangor, Northern Ireland. On my 25th birthday I watched a football match, partied and went sightseeing round Warsaw, Poland. On my 30th birthday I worked hard on a broccoli field in northern Tasmania but was able to go out to the local Irish pub for food and drinks that night.

Jonny Blair in Molly Malone's Irish Pub Devonport Tasmania

My 30th Birthday – we took a break from the Broccoli Fields on Tasmania to have a drink down the local Irish pub in Devonport, Molly Malone’s. The land down under!

Happy birthday to me and happy travels one and all. Cheers!

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2 thoughts on “How to Spend Your Birthday as a Traveller!

  • Happy Birthday Jonny! Birthday’s and Home are a state of mind. 🙂
    Feel free to adopt my philosophy and make it a birth WEEK celebration.

  • Thanks Maria! I kind of am making a week of it this time – been snorkelling, hiking and now heading on a boat to Brunei!

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