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Backpacking in East Timor: Top 15 Sights in Dili

East Timor is still a relatively “new country”, having gained its independence and official country state in 2002. When backpackers talk about South East Asia they normally head to Thailand, Laos or Malaysia. However, geographically East Timor is more “South East” Asia than any of them. In fact it’s so south east, it’s almost in Read more about Backpacking in East Timor: Top 15 Sights in Dili[…]

Backpacking in Suriname: Top 15 Sights in Paramaribo

In my quest to try and completely write a “top 5/top 9,10,15” etc. list from all of the places I’ve ever been, I’m lagging very far behind. So much so that it was well over 3 years ago that I visited Paramaribo in Suriname for the first time and I’ve yet to properly cover my Read more about Backpacking in Suriname: Top 15 Sights in Paramaribo[…]

Sunday’s Inspiration: So What Do You Do For a Living?

I’m living now. I’m alive. Of that I’m sure. Life is for living and I’m happy that I’m living. But this week while backpacking in East Timor I was asked by three people (1young girl, 1 young guy, 1older guy) that annoying question “What do you do?” or the variant “what do you do for Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: So What Do You Do For a Living?[…]

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Backpacking in East Timor: Visiting the Jesus Statue at Cape Fatucama

East Timor is 98% Catholic and you’ll be aware of that especially in Dili. One of the key sights to see in the entire country is the massive Jesus Statue at Cape Fatucama. Known locally as the Cristo Rei. Really one of those sights not to miss when backpacking in East Timor. What is the Read more about Backpacking in East Timor: Visiting the Jesus Statue at Cape Fatucama[…]

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My Personal Top 10 Posts from the first 1,500 Articles on Don’t Stop Living

So it’s official – this is my 1,500th blog post on Don’t Stop Living that is published and live for the whole world to read. Not a brag or a boast by the way, but certainly this is a reflective post for me – it was only something I noticed as I logged in and Read more about My Personal Top 10 Posts from the first 1,500 Articles on Don’t Stop Living[…]

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Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do

I love Sark. It’s just a magical dream like island. No public transport. No major advertising. No worries or stress. Sark is one of the few remaining places in the world where cars are banned from roads and only tractors and horse drawn vehicles are allowed. The population of Sark is less than 600 and Read more about Backpacking in Sark, Channel Islands: Best 15 Things to Do[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Dili, East Timor

One of the things I wanted to check out in East Timor were the bars in Dili. I like to relax on my travels, with a beer staring out and watching the world go by. Life slows down immensely when you arrive in East Timor. There’s no stress here. Relaxing becomes a way of life. Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 6 Bars in Dili, East Timor[…]