Backpacking in Bavaria: Staying at the 4 You Hostel in Munich

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Nine years after my last visit to Germany, here I arrived into Munich. The thriving Bavarian capital city was also my first stop on my return to Europe after 4 months of travelling in Central Asia, and India. And as …

Thirsty Thursdays: Buying Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

Thirsty Thursdays: How to Buy Alcohol at Grand Bugwati Hotel, Ahmedabad, India

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After successfully getting my alcohol permit at the office in the Grand Bugwati Hotel, it was time to get purchasing some booze in Indian’s strictest ‘dry state’, Gujarat. I had my permit in my hand having got it in the …

Coffee Sinking and Transiting in Russia: My Brief Return to Moscow

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“So catch the next flight to leave Moscow” – Manic Street Preachers. It’s another live blog post, here from Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow’s massive transport hub. I haven’t been to this airport since I started this travel blog, it was 2007 …

World Borders: How to Get From Uzbekistan to Kazakhstan (Tashkent to Shymkent)

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I breathed a sigh of relief and release on this one, as I finally escaped the realm of Uzbekistan and into the fresh evening air of democratic Kazakhstan. Having crossed in and out of Uzbek borders 4 times, and Kazak …

The World’s First Ever Travel Blog Country: Enter Don’t Stop Living, the Independent Country!

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Have you ever wanted to go backpacking to a new country without leaving the comfort of your own living room? Well now you can, you can visit my website, this one, Don’t Stop Living, http://dontstopliving.net/ and you can now count …

Sunday's Inspiration: Just A Nervous Tequila Sunrise

Sunday’s Inspiration: Just A Nervous Tequila Sunrise #grodigbet

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“It’s a nervous tequila sunrise stirring slowly cross the sky to say goodbye.” (altered lyric by Glenn Frey/Don Henley, original word is ‘another’ instead of ‘a nervous’). The photo above was taken in Prague in the Czech Republic in 2007. …

Backpacking in Afghanistan: Touring Takht e-Rostam Buddhist Monastery in Samangan

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“Bullets for your brain today, but we’ll forget it all again.” – Nicky Wire. Afghanistan continued to inspire and we headed out past the town of Tashkurgan to the province of Samangan. It was here that I got to tour …

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

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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 …