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James Bond Oil Fields Near Baku, Azerbaijan

In the last month or so I’ve managed to visit two locations that were used in top films, without really intending to. I toured Petra in Jordan, which was used to film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. Then recently in Baku in Azerbaijan I went to the Oil Fields near Baku which were used to Read more about James Bond Oil Fields Near Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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A Pink Lake: Visiting Lake Masazir Near Baku, Azerbaijan

Lake Masazir near Baku in Azerbaijan is rumoured to be one of only 8 “pink lakes” in the world. Pink? Yes, the water has a pink and red colour to it, making it stand out. However, Azerbaijan is a rather off the beaten track place to go backpacking, so visiting Lake Masazir isn’t actually the Read more about A Pink Lake: Visiting Lake Masazir Near Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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Packing for a Ski Holiday and Antarctica Reminisces

This week marks three years since my Antarctica adventure. When I tell people in hostels I’ve been to Antarctica, they often assume I love the cold weather so much that I must also be into ski-ing. Well, here’s a confession – I haven’t been ski-ing before! I’m not sure why – it could be the Read more about Packing for a Ski Holiday and Antarctica Reminisces[…]

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World Travellers: Carlo from Next Stop Who Knows

The latest installment in my ongoing World Travellers series is from a fellow Irishman, Carlo. Carlo Cretaro runs the website “Next Stop Who Knows”, adding mystery to adventure as he jaunts around the globe leaving behind the green fields of Ireland. Who are you? I’m Carlo Cretaro and my blog is NextStopWhoKnows. Where are you Read more about World Travellers: Carlo from Next Stop Who Knows[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Pakhlava Dessert in Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku in Azerbaijan is full of surprises and as I backpack my way round some completely off the wall and not even on any beaten path places, I have also taken time out to try the local food. First up – a short post on Pakhlava, an Azerbaijani dessert. Well worth a try! Where can Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Pakhlava Dessert in Baku, Azerbaijan[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Stars and Bucks Coffee, Bethlehem, Palestine

Ask me a year ago if I had heard of Stars and Bucks Coffee Shop and I’d have said no for sure. But here I was in October 2013 backpacking through the streets of Bethlehem in Palestine. Having already had my Taybeh Palestinian beer, my mind drifted to a sharp burst of coffee to keep Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Stars and Bucks Coffee, Bethlehem, Palestine[…]

Working Wednesdays: The Bad Times When You Can’t Work

If you have noticed my rants and rages recently (on my Facebook Page) you will know that in the last month I have had to put up with yet another broken laptop, a hard drive that only worked on that laptop and countless shit internet connections on my recent travels which cut out half way Read more about Working Wednesdays: The Bad Times When You Can’t Work[…]

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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Getting To and From Airports

Getting to and from airports is something I have got used to as a long term traveller but there is something that still annoys me to be honest. That is that most people I have met simply get off a flight, hop in the first taxi they see and head to their hotel. It makes me cringe. Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Getting To and From Airports[…]