15 Bars With Interesting Quirky Records I Was In

“Spend your nightlife table hopping, trying to keep your bag of bones in trim” – Noel Gallagher. When travel used to be a thing, I loved the thrill of it all. I loved the crazy stuff, I needed even the sorrow amidst all that. The unrecognised countries, the secrets, the wacaday museums, the sadness at Read more about 15 Bars With Interesting Quirky Records I Was In[…]

Backpacking in Iran: Taking A Group Tour

Backpacking in Iran: Taking A Group Tour

Experienced whackpackers may not need to read this, but travel is individual and after getting my Iran visa in 2013, I spent a month whackpacking the country and loving it. Most of that, we did it ourselves and we got off the wheaten craic to places such as Yaseh Chah, Shahr e Kord, Mesr and Read more about Backpacking in Iran: Taking A Group Tour[…]

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The Ten Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept

I probably should have written posts like this for years as these are the ones that people care about and are interested to read. But I was always too selfish to care, I wrote about where I went, what I saw, what I wanted to write. The Five Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Read more about The Ten Most Unusual and Quirky Places I Have Ever Slept[…]

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Backpacking in Iran: My Visit to Bobby Sands Street in Tehran

I don’t often get too political on here, being from Northern Ireland it’s a touchy subject but also one so eloquently intertwined intill my life. For those who have heard of Bobby Sands, you’ll be aware of this IRA prisoner who became famous as a hunger striker in 1981 in Northern Ireland. In the end Read more about Backpacking in Iran: My Visit to Bobby Sands Street in Tehran[…]

Dining Out in the United Arab Emirates: Some Ideas

Officially I have been to the United Arab Emirates 5 times, but only 3 times did I actually leave the airport and get my stamps. In fact for a while, the UAE was destined to become the country I visited only through airports, especially given the crazy history I had with it. In 2008, at Read more about Dining Out in the United Arab Emirates: Some Ideas[…]

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 - Don't Look Back in Bangor - FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020

“Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine, I’m leaving my life in your hands” – Backstreet Boys. The 25th June 1982 was a day to remember for the Northern Ireland football team. By no mere coincidence, and five years later than billed, on the 25th June 2020, I finally release the first volume Read more about Backpacking Centurion Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back in Bangor – FINALLY Released 25th June 2020[…]

4 Legendary Wacaday Footballers Who Played for Multiple FIFA Countries!!

Football Journeymen: 11 Legendary Footballers Who Played for Multiple Countries!!

On my travels around the world, one of the most fascinating aspects of it for me, is changing countries. I just love the idea of crossing a new border, seeing a new flag, watching a different international football team, changing currencies, saying thank you in a different language and so on. I despise cloned countries Read more about Football Journeymen: 11 Legendary Footballers Who Played for Multiple Countries!![…]

Friday's Featured Food: Saudi Arabia: Camel Lunch in Riyadh

Friday’s Featured Food: Shared Camel Lunch at Ainadeg Restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I spent 10 days backpacking slash working in Saudi Arabia in 2018. As the world of travel fades out of view from existance, it’s time to dwell on those halcyon days. Riyadh is the capital city. We had a total of three days backpacking in Riyadh at the end of that trip. We had lots Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Shared Camel Lunch at Ainadeg Restaurant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[…]