Jonny Blair partying at the Happy J Pub Crawl

Thirsty Thursdays: Happy J Pub Crawl – Kiwi Style!!

Today my Thirsty Thursdays feature comes from New Zealand. They know how to party there as I found out!! After settling into my new “home for 2 days”, I had noticed a flier advertising a Pub Crawl of Christchurch that very night – there’s one every Friday. The flier was in the visitors guide brochure Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Happy J Pub Crawl – Kiwi Style!![…]

Jonny Blair of Don't Stop Living recommends anti malaria tablets

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Anti Malaria Tablets

You might have read my previous Tuesday’s Travel Essentials from a few months back on Insect Repellent or my advice on getting a Yellow Fever Certificate. I’m prone to getting insect bites everywhere I go and I always carry insect repellent, even to countries you wouldn’t think were at risk. However using repellent is one thing, Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Anti Malaria Tablets[…]

Backpacking in Bali, Indonesia: Ulun Danu: Temple On The Lake

So to the dreamy Ulun Danu, a pretty pagoda temple situated on this lake in northern Bali, Indonesia. I had seen postcards of it before I went there and was intrigued. There was an entrance fee of 10,000 Rupees to enter. I was there with my Brazilian mate Rodrigo as part of a day long Read more about Backpacking in Bali, Indonesia: Ulun Danu: Temple On The Lake[…]

Jonny Blair flying the Northern Ireland flag at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 4 – Flying The Flag and Hotel on Salt

Hot, high up, salty, deserted, isolated but awe inspiring is how I would describe our arrival on the Uyuni Salt Plains – known as Salar de Uyuni. The town of Uyuni was left far behind, as was Cementario Des Trens and  Colchani Salt Village. We were now in a wilderness high high up in south Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 4 – Flying The Flag and Hotel on Salt[…]

Jonny Blair in Uyuni in Bolivia a lifestyle of travel

Backpacking in Bolivia: The Only Tourist In Uyuni, World Capital of Dust

My adventures backpacking in Bolivia continued and from Potosi and La Paz, I headed next to Uyuni. It seemed very odd (and dusty) that I was the only tourist in Uyuni. Well that’s how it seemed. I arrived by bus from Potosi – itself renowned as being “the world’s highest city.” Uyuni sits in dust Read more about Backpacking in Bolivia: The Only Tourist In Uyuni, World Capital of Dust[…]

Jonny Blair the travelling Northern Irishman in Franz Josef in New Zealand

Backpacking in New Zealand: A Night Out In Franz Josef

  After the Franz Josef Trek, it was time for a really really chilled out evening. This began by getting freshened up and dried up in the wetness of the Glow Worm Cottages.  Then there was free soup to be had at the hostel kitchen. Excellent home brew and well needed in the cold climate Read more about Backpacking in New Zealand: A Night Out In Franz Josef[…]

Jonny Blair in Christchurch in 2010

Arrival Into Christchurch (No, Not That One!)

Well I arrived safe and well in pretty Christchurch. The Garden City.   Of course I had been to Christchurch many times before, and indeed to Christchurch Airport. However that was Christchurch in Dorset, just up the road from my home for the best part of six years while living at Bournemouth.   The flight Read more about Arrival Into Christchurch (No, Not That One!)[…]

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