White Water Rafting in Juquitiba, Brazil!!

I’ve always loved being in and around water. The river near where I grew up, The Cotton River ran alongside Linear Park in Bangor, mind you it wasn’t one to be swimming in. Though Belfast Lough and the Irish Sea nearby were both decent spots for waves and summer dips. Fast forward to January 2011 Read more about White Water Rafting in Juquitiba, Brazil!![…]

Good Friday at Mount Druitt, Australia: Sunset, Barbecue, Drinks at Pauls…

Good Friday 2011 came round and having been working about 6 shifts a week for the last few months, I found myself with a lucky Good Friday off. In fact it was probably the only Friday I ever had off work at PJ Gallagher’s Irish Pub in Parramatta. I’d need to check but I’d be Read more about Good Friday at Mount Druitt, Australia: Sunset, Barbecue, Drinks at Pauls…[…]

Salar De Uyuni Tour Part 16: Chile Border at Hito Cajon

Chile is an odd country in my travel repertoire in that I have officially been there three times (or on three separate occasions) yet I have yet to do anything there! So I cannot say I have seen any of Chile, yet oddly I can say I have been to the southern most tip of Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour Part 16: Chile Border at Hito Cajon[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Bosintang (Dog Meat Soup) in Seoul, South Korea

I remember back in 2007 on my first visit to China how I tried to avoid eating dog and was actually   a bit worried about it, in case it was sneaked into some random dish I ordered. However, having travelled a fair bit since, and returned to Asia a few times, including to live Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Bosintang (Dog Meat Soup) in Seoul, South Korea[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: O’Bama’s Irish Pub, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore

So having been reunited with cousin Chris in May 2011 when I arrived in Singapore (for the second time), we had originally planned to go out for a few jars in the city. However my flight was getting in late afternoon so we gave the pub a miss and had a barbecue instead. I mentioned to Chris Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: O’Bama’s Irish Pub, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore[…]

Salar De Uyuni Part 13 – A Night At Height In Hospedaje Las Rocas

On my wanders round this sphere I have stayed in many places of various varieties through the years. This has included trains, houses, tents, hostels, hotels, inns, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, motels, cars, settees, airports, buses, boats, flats and even bars. However this was the highest place I have ever stayed at (not including flights). Read more about Salar De Uyuni Part 13 – A Night At Height In Hospedaje Las Rocas[…]

Southbourne Snow: Memories of Noemi in Bournemouth, England, February 2009

  Aside from my travels, I don’t often see snow these days, and inspired by finding these old photos recently, it’s time to reflect on my last Winter living in England. The above photo, stunning was taken from my bedroom window during the snow in Southbourne, Bournemouth in February 2009.   Even living in the Read more about Southbourne Snow: Memories of Noemi in Bournemouth, England, February 2009[…]

Last Train To Nowhere: Touring The Dis-Used Train Station in Asuncion, Paraguay

  If I had to list my favourite method of travel, it would probably be train travel (just edging being onboard a boat). Not only have I watched many documentaries on train travel, but I have a fascination with railway stations the world over – whether used or not.     So I found out Read more about Last Train To Nowhere: Touring The Dis-Used Train Station in Asuncion, Paraguay[…]