Jonny Blair talks about Chinese New Year red packets

Chinese New Year: What are Red Packets?

You have probably heard of Chinese New Year. It’s the same as New Year except it’s Chinese. That’s where things become slightly different. If you are lucky enough to live in a Chinese environment during Chinese New Year you will love the whole craze and madness of it all. You might also be given red Read more about Chinese New Year: What are Red Packets?[…]

5 ‘Fake Countries’ to Visit When Backpacking the World

As travellers we visit a lot of countries, but it’s also nice to get out there and experience some places that are often called “countries” but yet they are not. It’s actually a huge topic for debate amongst travellers as to what is a country and what is not, I mean is Podjistan a country? Read more about 5 ‘Fake Countries’ to Visit When Backpacking the World[…]

Jonny Blair of Dont Stop Living recommends avoiding taxis on your travels

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Avoid Taxis

Today’s Monday’s Money Saving Tips is all about getting you to stop paying ridiculous amounts of money to taxi drivers!! They earn enough as it is and they often rip you off (and none of this “they work hard and work irregular hours” melarkey). Yes they work hard and work irregular hours, but so do Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: Avoid Taxis[…]

Jonny Blair tubing in Vang Vieng Laos

How Not To Go Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos!!

There are lessons to learn on our travels and no matter how much travel experience we have, we are always prone to make mistakes. So here is where travel went badly wrong for me, and I’m warning you to be careful too! I’m not proud of my horrendous time in the wonderful town of Vang Read more about How Not To Go Tubing in Vang Vieng Laos!![…]

Jonny Blair of Don't Stop Living at the window of the world in shenzhen china

Window of the World in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China

  Where Can You See The Empire State Building, the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower all in one day? The answer is the Chinese city of Shenzhen, in the Guangdong Province. This city, also lies right on the border to Hong Kong, and indeed there are a lot of immigration points in Shenzhen. There Read more about Window of the World in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China[…]

Jonny Blair of Don't Stop Living tells us How to get a Sri Lanka Visa

How To Get A Sri Lanka Visa

I aim to give excellent expert first hand experiences on all the aspects of my travels to help you on your way. Just two weeks ago I got my first ever Visa for Sri Lanka. It’s not very difficult to get so I thought, I’d give you a very quick and easy rundown of how Read more about How To Get A Sri Lanka Visa[…]

Jonny Blair criticising sushi in Tokyo Japan

Friday’s Featured Food: Japanese Sushi in Tokyo

Yes it’s Friday and it’s time for Friday’s Featured Food once again. This time I recall my trip to Tokyo last year when I tried sushi in Japan for the first time. First of all I must confess I am NOT a food lover when I travel. I don’t have any must dos when it Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Japanese Sushi in Tokyo[…]

Jonny Blair in Xiamen, Fujian, China - living a lifestyle of travel

Backpacking in Xiamen: My First ‘X’ City, Fujian, China

Xiamen intrigued me immediately for one peculiar reason – it’s beginning letter. I was sure that until 2012 I had never been to a city beginning with the letter ‘x’. The nearest I had come was when I was in Taiwan and got a train at Xincheng Station near Hualien, and stayed in the city Read more about Backpacking in Xiamen: My First ‘X’ City, Fujian, China[…]