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Dubai Travel Tips: Best Things To Do and Places to Stay

As a city full of superlatives – from the world’s tallest tower to the world’s largest underground aquarium – Dubai is the place to be if you’re looking for unrivalled adventure, world-class shopping experiences, record-breaking tourist attractions, and contemporary accommodation options. Visiting this multicultural metropolis will however mean that you need as much time as Read more about Dubai Travel Tips: Best Things To Do and Places to Stay[…]

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!![…]