Jonny Blair in downtown Sao Paulo in Brazil - a lifestyle of travel

Random Rant: This Is My Journey and I’ll Go Where I Want and Do What I Want!!

Is this a new series called “Random Rants”? Not sure, I haven’t decided yet! I’m not even sure if this is a rant or not, just a post about how travel has changed my opinion on something…When I first started travelling, I did all the usual typical stuff, you know…visit the popular sights in each Read more about Random Rant: This Is My Journey and I’ll Go Where I Want and Do What I Want!![…]

Thirsty Thursdays: The Wild Rover, La Paz: The Highest Irish Pub in the World!

I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to actually write about my trip to the Wild Rover in La Paz, Bolivia, also known as the world’s highest Irish Pub. And it’s official. I have also been to Paddy Flaherty’s in Cuzco which claims to be the highest (and many others in Peru and Bolivia do), Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Wild Rover, La Paz: The Highest Irish Pub in the World![…]

Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?

One of my first travel memories was seeing a postcard come through our letterbox when I was a child in Bangor, Northern Ireland. As a kid, you ignore those boring brown or white envelopes and you are intrigued by colour so the postcard that arrived in the post caught my eye. It was either a Read more about Postcards: The Lost Art of Travel?[…]

Jonny Blair on a nightbus from La Paz to Potosi in Bolivia

Backpacking in Bolivia: Night Bus To Potosi Via Oruro

Leaving La Paz had already involved a bit of mayhem, but now I was on the correct bus and relaxed as the world’s highest capital city faded out of view, at least until later on that week when I returned to La Paz.   My bus by Trans Copacabana was excellent. And as usual, loads Read more about Backpacking in Bolivia: Night Bus To Potosi Via Oruro[…]

A Slow Bus To Cuzco

It was a funny old day and in the end a well worthwhile trip. Morning began for me with a 6am start in Loki Hostel, La Paz. This meant I would miss the free breakfast that day, as it doesn’t start until 7am. I got a sharp taxi ordered from hostel to bus station (I Read more about A Slow Bus To Cuzco[…]