More than Just the Chocolate: 6 Things about Switzerland you Probably Don’t Know

Europe has many countries with a high standard of living. And then there’s Switzerland, a country of the size of a handkerchief, that’s famous for more than just its chocolate and banks. It has a wonderful landscape with many mountains and hills, and it has many traditions – but it’s not stuck in the past. Read more about More than Just the Chocolate: 6 Things about Switzerland you Probably Don’t Know[…]

Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno

Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno

2018 meant a welcome return to Belarus after a gap of 11 years. While my 2007 adventure took me to Babruysk and Minsk, here in 2018 I backpacked Grodno after another gruelling visa struggle at the Belarus Embassy (in Warsaw this time). Grodno is a cool city in western Belarus. Its only about 20 minutes Read more about Backpacking in Belarus: Staying at the Kip Town Hostel in Grodno[…]

Top 15 Countries I Have Been To By Time Spent There

As you backpack through endless countries you’re constantly bumping your “day counts per country” up. Being based in Poland since 2016, this country soared up my life living rankings to number 4 and is now challenging Hong Kong for the bronze medal. It’s unlikely Northern Ireland will ever be knocked off the top spot in Read more about Top 15 Countries I Have Been To By Time Spent There[…]

Top 6 Excrement Exit Travellers You Meet

Travel isn’t always amazing, it’s certainly not to be classed as “super” and it doesn’t make your life “richer ” as some excrement exits claim. I travelled for so long I stopped trusting everyone. I found more people to be excrement exits than not. These are the 6 worst types of fellow tourists / travellers Read more about Top 6 Excrement Exit Travellers You Meet[…]

World Travellers: Adrian Sameli from A Sabbatical

My latest world traveller today is Adrian Sameli from aSabbatical.com. As you can tell, Adrian is on a “Sabbatical” and a completely crazy journey around the globe. From Basel, Switzerland (where I was recently) to the world. Check out his story and follow his tales… Who are you? My name is Adrian and I am Read more about World Travellers: Adrian Sameli from A Sabbatical[…]

How to Get an Ivory Coast Visa Online Before Arrival at Abidjan Airport

This was actually my sixth trip to Africa, yet it is still one of the continents with huge blanks from me. It is the most challenging continent in my opinion to travel. This is due to the logistics, the visa issues, the overland transport and sadly the disease and poverty in some regions. But that Read more about How to Get an Ivory Coast Visa Online Before Arrival at Abidjan Airport[…]

Five Amazing Creatures That Live In The Great Smoky Mountains

Are you thinking of taking a vacation in Maggie Valley, or the surrounding area? It’s certainly a beautiful place, steeped in history. You can spend time walking around the antiques stores, or set off to see the sights along the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the evenings you can relax, and watch the stars twinkling in Read more about Five Amazing Creatures That Live In The Great Smoky Mountains[…]

7 Best Things To Do In Nepal

After the devastating earthquake of April, 2015, Nepal is recuperating and rising like never before.  Even the malicious earthquake could not tarnish the intact beauty of Nepal. The enthusiasm and adventure in Nepal have been multiplied by many folds as a result of Nepalese determination to make the country even better than before. The reconstruction Read more about 7 Best Things To Do In Nepal[…]