Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne

Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne

Summer 2022 meant my first ever time to go backpacking in Alderney, itself quite staggering given that I sailed past this island over 50 times a brace of decades earlier and visited 200 countries before ticking this joyful island off. Back in 2009, whilst working on the Condor ferries routes, we’d often “do a Malo, Read more about Backpacking In Alderney: My Charming Stay At La Ville Hotel in Saint Anne[…]

Backpacking In Guadeloupe: Staying At The Butterfly Hostel in Saint-François

“Like a bat out of hell, I’ll be gone in the morning sun” – Meatloaf. Guadeloupe was an unexpected country on my Caribbean Odyssey in 2021 – 2022. I missed my boat to Martinique and ended up with a night here in Guadeloupe, almost by default and I still haven’t been to Martinique. Guadeloupe is Read more about Backpacking In Guadeloupe: Staying At The Butterfly Hostel in Saint-François[…]

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

“Back In The Saddle” – The Bluetones. Old habits die hard. I simply loved the hostel lifestyle back in my glory days of whackpacking. Of course, the story goes that a brace of bad people I met in a hostel had affected me and threatened for 8 years to ruin my existence as a human. Read more about Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island[…]

Backpacking in Cape Verde Islands: My Stay at the Praia Maria Boutique Hotel, Praia, Santiago Island

Backpacking in Cape Verde Islands: My Stay at the Praia Maria Boutique Hotel, Praia, Santiago Island

“And so I cry sometimes when I’m lying in bed. Just to get it all out what’s in my head. -4NB. April 2022 saw me visit Lisboa in Portugal for the fourth time, and after that it was a brace of Portuguese speaking Islands. I first toured The Azores 🌊⛱️🇵🇹 before a direct flight from Read more about Backpacking in Cape Verde Islands: My Stay at the Praia Maria Boutique Hotel, Praia, Santiago Island[…]

My Days In England: Every Place I Lived In

“And into the sea. Goes pretty England and me” – Damon Albarn. My days living in England seem a lifetime ago now and in fact they were actually two decades ago. That’s quite staggering. I moved to Bournemouth in Dorset, England in September 2003. I spent just over 6 years in England in total, also Read more about My Days In England: Every Place I Lived In[…]

Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries

Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries

Castries is the capital city of Saint Lucia. I arrived into the airport here, George FL Charles Airport on a flight from Barbados. This airport, like many in the Caribbean is right by the ocean. It is also handily right next to the capital city. I didn’t really know much about Castries, or Saint Lucia. Read more about Backpacking in Saint Lucia: Staying At the Harbor Vista Inn, Castries[…]

Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua

As the horrors of 2021 headed out of view, I found myself in a tranquil and calm little abode. A flight issue from Winair granted me a full night in Guadeloupe and longer than that in the split island of Sint Maarten. This meant backpacking Barbuda was not possible (I now had no time) but Read more about Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua[…]