Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years

Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick is a man of pure oxymoronic nature if today’s commercial excrement could for an ungreedy second be aware of who this guy really was. Money took over the world folks – just ask DickMonalds and Coca Cola. There is no need for Valentine’s Day Thorntons or Interflora or Christmas Santa Read more about Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! My Top 6 Saint Patrick’s Days Down The Years[…]

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Studying Saturdays: My Short Course in Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

There I was, nervous again, fidgeting over my notes, like a first day back at school, checking my hair was OK and my shoelaces were done. In a foreign land here I was now, faced with the task of trying to learn some basic Cantonese. Cantonese is one of many Chinese dialects. It is spoken Read more about Studying Saturdays: My Short Course in Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong[…]

Studying Saturdays: Learning Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Libraries gave us power” – Manic Street Preachers Saturdays were always my day off as a blogger. I tended to write my Saturday and Sunday stuff during the week and take Saturday off. It’s football day and I should be down Dean Court or the Oval. Even in a flash of inspiration, I’d jot my ideas Read more about Studying Saturdays: Learning Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong[…]

“It’s only a gameshow, it’s only a gameshow”: The Lock In, Bournemouth, England

“You’ve made me look like a c*nt in front of millions” – Craig Phillips talking to “Nasty Nick” Bateman on Big Brother 2000. As I continue to write about my journeys around the planet, there are some huge huge gaps from my adventure that are just not covered on this website, and for the lack of Read more about “It’s only a gameshow, it’s only a gameshow”: The Lock In, Bournemouth, England[…]

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How to Get a Degree While Travelling the World

Earning a degree particularly for students like myself who are always on the move, travelling around the world is not an easy task. However, this can be possible provided that some of the following tips are adhered to. The most important factor for those planning to acquire a degree while travelling is normally to enroll Read more about How to Get a Degree While Travelling the World[…]

The Day I…Did An FM Radio Show Naked in Bournemouth, England

“Travel blogging killed a radio star” – lyric alteration from the Buggles. I’ve always loved radio. Background banter. Something you don’t need to watch while you listen to it. You can do other things and have the football, music or chat show on in the background. I love working on radio. During my teenage years I Read more about The Day I…Did An FM Radio Show Naked in Bournemouth, England[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: One Pound A Drink Nights in Inferno, Bournemouth, England in 2014

I re-visited my old town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England again this year and this meant more reunions than could ever be counted, more nights out, lots of reminiscing and a certain sadness attached to the town I left behind in 2009. I moved to Bournemouth in 2003 and it kickstarted my Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: One Pound A Drink Nights in Inferno, Bournemouth, England in 2014[…]