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My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!!

I thought recently about all the capital cities I’ve been to and how they don’t always live up to expectations. I’ve been to capital cities in about 55 of the 80 countries I’ve backpacked through and thought it was a good moment to do a top 5. I write this post from one of them Read more about My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!![…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: 5 Things A Decent Hostel Should Have

I love hostels and the vibe that they provide you with on your travels. I love the relaxation of them. I love the people you meet in them and how they feel like home. Hotels are soul-less, hostels have personality. At least most of them (of course I’ve stayed in a few shockers down the Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: 5 Things A Decent Hostel Should Have[…]

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Revival to Glory: Riding on the Pyongyang Metro, North Korea

Riding on the Pyongyang Metro System is oddly a highlight from your visit to North Korea’s lively capital city. Forget the busy London tubes, the old grubby New York Subway and the soul-less Shanghai Metro, this is Pyongyang – and it has a Metro System like nowhere else on earth. Here are some facts I Read more about Revival to Glory: Riding on the Pyongyang Metro, North Korea[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: Always Want It

Today on Sunday’s Inspiration it’s time for a quote from Liam Gallagher of Oasis. This was a random line I remembered from a magazine interview in 1997 around the time of the simply epic “Be Here Now” release. With a piece of chalk, Liam inscribed the words “ALWAYS WANT IT” on a blackboard. As I waited Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Always Want It[…]

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Top 5 Things To See and Do in Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Oh my – it’s back to Uruguay for today’s post as I reminisce on truly a fantastic country on my South America tour from 2010 – 2011. I didn’t really touch on my time in Punta Del Este before, except for the epic Sunset at Casapueblo post so here are my top 5 things to Read more about Top 5 Things To See and Do in Punta Del Este, Uruguay[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Adjarian Khachapuri in Batumi, Georgia

While my motives for visiting Batumi on Georgia’s West Coast were purely visa related (I got my Azerbaijan visa there), I found myself with time on my hands as I waited around. Every morning in Batumi it was time for a massive breakfast/lunch feast. On the first morning we got a tip off from Nina Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Adjarian Khachapuri in Batumi, Georgia[…]

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Visiting Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia

Georgia is famous for having a load of these “cave towns” and while you’re backpacking in the area, you really should try and get out to at least one of them. The top ones are Davit Gareja and Uplistsikhe. Our visit to Uplistsikhe was a bit extra special for me as I was joined for Read more about Visiting Uplistsikhe Cave Town, Georgia[…]

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Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Touring the Mud Volcanoes Near Baku

Azerbaijan threw more random highlights than we could have imagined. As part of a tour to Qobustan World Heritage Site we also got to visit an area with lots of mini mud volcanoes. It’s south of Qobustan, by about 10 kilometres, so not too far from Baku either and most people do this as part Read more about Backpacking in Azerbaijan: Touring the Mud Volcanoes Near Baku[…]