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[…]

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 Read more about Calmness and Charm at Ellen Bay Cottages, Antigua[…]

My Stay At The Gorgeous Roseau Valley Hotel in Dominica

My Stay At The Gorgeous Roseau Valley Hotel in Dominica

“A very big house in the country” – Damon Albarn. Dominica came as a big surprise to me. It’s a beautiful island country and one that I did two COVID tests in during my December 2021 Eastern Caribbean adventure. It was a topsy turvy trip and this place was a pleasing greeny paradise. I chose Read more about My Stay At The Gorgeous Roseau Valley Hotel in Dominica[…]

My Stay in The Best E Villas, Christchurch, Barbados

As a kid, I’d heard of Barbados. It was actually in travel brochures back in the 1980s, however I had always avoided it and honestly I had also avoided most of the Caribbean down the years. It seems ridiculous to me now, given that I have been to every country in American mainland. Until 2021, Read more about My Stay in The Best E Villas, Christchurch, Barbados[…]

Staying at the Gorgeous Sea Breeze Hotel, Grand Anse, Grenada

Staying at the Gorgeous Sea Breeze Hotel, Grand Anse, Grenada

“Before my eyes, beyond the stars, beneath the sun” – Tim Wheeler. Get ready for a treat. Be aware of the potential surprises in store. Remember, nothing impresses me that much anymore. I’m bored of nondescript German cities, dingy Chinese pubs and Australian animals. As the Beatles once told us, “my baby’s on the one Read more about Staying at the Gorgeous Sea Breeze Hotel, Grand Anse, Grenada[…]

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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[…]

My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland

  On my travels down the years, I was always looking for obscure, quirky and unique places away from the usual tourist suspects. In the past, this led to my trips to places like Ashgabat, Nukus, Vank and Pyongyang. By coincidence all four of those places all had wacky hotels – something different. It was time Read more about My Stay At The Wonderful Folwark Żuławski Hotel near Elbląg, Poland[…]

Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town

Officially this was my fifth time being stamped in to South Africa. Though in essence, three of those were on my first trip here in 2011. However, it was my first time here in Cape Town and I allowed myself four nights in the city. I stayed in three different places on those nights, choosing Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town[…]