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Working Wednesdays: Writing for “Arconada…Armstrong!” as a Teenager in Belfast, Northern Ireland

I’ll talk about my first ever job on today’s Working Wednesdays, a job which was unpaid but I got free football fanzines out of it, and I was helping support my country’s international football team. Aged 15, I wrote articles for and helped sell the Northern Ireland football fanzine, Arconada…Armstrong! Named after the ITV commentary Read more about Working Wednesdays: Writing for “Arconada…Armstrong!” as a Teenager in Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Leaving Your Car at Airports

On today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essentials I’m talking about leaving your car at airports. It’s something that families do a lot and it might surprise you to know that I have owned two cars in my lifetime, and frequently used the easy option of parking at airports (I’ve even slept in my car at an airport!). Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Leaving Your Car at Airports[…]

Monday's Money Saving Tips: How to Stay in a 5 Star Hotel for Cheap as a Budget Backpacker

Monday’s Money Saving Tips: How to Stay in a 5 Star Hotel for Cheap as a Budget Backpacker

If you follow my stories on here you will know that I am a tight assed cheapskate backpacker. Monday’s Money Saving Tips are all about that. In terms of places to stay, friends flats, tents, hostel dorms and sleeping on airport benches are my forte as I backpack round the world. But the travel lifestyle Read more about Monday’s Money Saving Tips: How to Stay in a 5 Star Hotel for Cheap as a Budget Backpacker[…]

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Visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar

One of the major sights in Yangon is the impressive Shwe Dagon Pagoda. This gleaming golden complex is a feast for the eyes, whether you’re a Buddhist or not. I visited it this week, here’s an overview of visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. I’d personally recommend a visit if you end up Read more about Visiting the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Serradura/Macau Sawdust Pudding in Taipa, Macau

A completely delicious dessert or pudding to feature today on Friday’s Featured Food and the second week out of the last three that I’m doing a Macanese style food. This speciality is known as Serradura, obviously getting its name from the Portuguese. It’s an ice cream dessert with biscuits like a “crumble”, and it’s also Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Serradura/Macau Sawdust Pudding in Taipa, Macau[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking with 70 Year Old Chinese Guys in Chongqing

You’ll hear a lot more about Chongqing. Often dubbed (rightly or wrongly is anyone’s guess) the biggest city in the world, this colossal place was somewhere I had longed to visit and was anticipating it for a long time. Chongqing is a fantastic city and it lived up to all expectations. Completely! After getting the Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking with 70 Year Old Chinese Guys in Chongqing[…]

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Working Wednesdays: The Easiest 5 Jobs to Travel The World With

Through my years of working and backpacking around the globe I’ve built up a wide and varied range of work experience. I’ve managed to find a job everywhere I’ve wanted one and this is mainly through hard work, a bit of charm and experience in the types of job that are easy to find as Read more about Working Wednesdays: The Easiest 5 Jobs to Travel The World With[…]