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[…]

Backpacking in The British Virgin Islands: Sleeping On A Settee On Beef Island

Backpacking in The British Virgin Islands: New Year’s Eve 2021 at Trellis Bay And Sleeping On A Settee On Beef Island To Welcome 2022

“Cold cold heart undone by you” Elton John. A 30 year old Elton John song pumped out of a stereo on wacaday Beef Island as I arrived, soul searching, lost, nomadic and out of sorts…I was on Beef Island. Where? Where is it? The day before I landed at Beef Island in the British Virgin Read more about Backpacking in The British Virgin Islands: New Year’s Eve 2021 at Trellis Bay And Sleeping On A Settee On Beef Island To Welcome 2022[…]

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[…]

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

On my second trip to Botswana, in 2020 I visited the north of the country. We crossed in from Zimbabwe at Kazungula and decided to stay overnight in a crocodile farm. This was certainly another crazy adventure and another interesting sleeping location to add to our repertoire. I had read about this Crocodile Farm in Read more about Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana[…]

Sleeping in Palanca Neighbourhood at Afilux Residencial: The Best Place To Stay When Backpacking in Luanda, Angola

Afilux Residencial: The Best Place To Stay When Backpacking in Luanda, Angola

“In my beautiful neighbourhood” – Tommy Smith. Before you even think about getting a visa for Angola, make sure you have all your documents ready, including having proof of accommodation for every night you are here and even bank statements. Budget hostels and cheap hotels are actually quite tricky to find in Luanda when you Read more about Afilux Residencial: The Best Place To Stay When Backpacking in Luanda, Angola[…]

Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal - Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone

Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal – Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone

“There is too much butter on those trays” – Basil Fawlty (John Cleese). “No, Mr. Fawlty it’s uno dos tres!” – Manuel (Andrew Sachs). #Manuelloyal My recent Africa trip threw up a load of quirky new and exciting dwelling places for the nights. As well as sleeping in a local estate in Luanda, Angola, a Read more about Backpacking in Zambia: Manuel Loyal – Sleeping at Fawlty Towers in Livingstone[…]

Namibia: Vineyard Country Lodge

My Charming Stay in Namibian Countryside: Relaxation at Vineyard Country Lodge

“It ain’t all bad as far as I can tell” – Noel Gallagher. Namibia is huge. Gaze at a map and you will see the sheer vastness of this African beast! It spans an area of 825,419 kilometres squared, yet houses just 2.5 million people – the same population as tiny Lesotho. Over the course of Read more about My Charming Stay in Namibian Countryside: Relaxation at Vineyard Country Lodge[…]

Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Guided Tour of George Best’s Childhood Home in Burren Way, The Cregagh, Belfast

“Maradona good. Pele better. George Best” – A Northern Ireland flag’s message at George Best’s funeral. Local heroes are real. George Best is a superhero to me. To many of my friends. To many Northern Irish people. To many AFC Bournemouth fans. Even Manchester United fans like him. Hold on – even Leeds United fans Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland: Guided Tour of George Best’s Childhood Home in Burren Way, The Cregagh, Belfast[…]