Backpacking in South Africa: Touring The Lonely Prison On Robben Island

Backpacking in South Africa: Touring The Lonely Prison On Robben Island

“By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling” – The Dubliners. There has been something really weird and odd that has happened to me a few times on my journeys. Life has been really crazy how it all worked out for me – tying up loose ends, fool circles / full circles Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: Touring The Lonely Prison On Robben Island[…]

Backpacking In Spain: Feeling Where I All Began in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Backpacking In Spain: Feeling Where I All Began in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

“Things get clear when I feel free” – Manic Street Preachers. This is where I possibly all began. This is where my journey in life started. At least, I want to believe this, and now at the ripe old age of 42, it felt like I finally needed to visit this place. Gran Canaria, and Read more about Backpacking In Spain: Feeling Where I All Began in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands[…]

Backpacking in Stratford Upon Avon, England: Watching Much Ado About Nothing in William Shakespeare’s Town

“Much Ado About Nothing” – William Shakespeare. When I finally rolled by train into Stratford Upon Avon, I was in for a treat. I was actually in Shakespeare’s Town finally. It was February 2022 and I attempted to put the past behind me. The first thing you should know is that Shakespeare’s Town, Stratford Upon Read more about Backpacking in Stratford Upon Avon, England: Watching Much Ado About Nothing in William Shakespeare’s Town[…]

Podcasting Travel Writer: The Best Podcasts I Have Been On

On this post, I am including some of the best Podcasts I have done through the years. I am not including online videos, radio interviews, television interviews or speeches at events. These are just the actual Podcasts which can be downloaded and listened to. Most of them are still online and I have placed the Read more about Podcasting Travel Writer: The Best Podcasts I Have Been On[…]

Northern Ireland Football Internationals Born Abroad

Northern Ireland Football Internationals Born Abroad

I tried to add this one to Wikipedia but it was rejected as they didn’t believe me. Wikipedia are stuck up in their own ego thinking they know better than everyone else. So I’ll post it here instead. This is a list of Northern Ireland international footballers who have represented Northern Ireland/Ireland (the 1880 original Ireland) at full level Read more about Northern Ireland Football Internationals Born Abroad[…]

Maradona has Burruchaga to his left and Valdano to his left. He doesn't use them. He won't need any of them. You have to say that's magnificent.

Maradona has Burruchaga to his left and Valdano to his left. He doesn’t use them. He won’t need any of them. You have to say that’s magnificent.

“His taints and honours; waged equal with him” – William Shakespeare. The curtain falls in the city of Buenos Aires. Tears flood the streets and a city mourns in heavenly rest. And you know why it does. DAM. Diego Armando Maradona. Modern day wannabes Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo simply don’t even come close. Diego Read more about Maradona has Burruchaga to his left and Valdano to his left. He doesn’t use them. He won’t need any of them. You have to say that’s magnificent.[…]

Countries That Have Won The World Cup

Today I thought I would publish a list of countries that have won the World Cup since the official FIFA tournament began in 1930. Down the years I have been to 4 World Cups, not including the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. I actually attended quite a few Milk Cups from around 1992 – 1997, Read more about Countries That Have Won The World Cup[…]

My Book Is Out! Backpacking Centurion - A Northern Irishman's Journey Through 100 Countries Volume 1 - Don't Look Back In Bangor

My Book Is Out! Backpacking Centurion – A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back In Bangor

Today, September 12th 2020 is finally the day when the first volume of my book series, Backpacking Centurion, sees the light of day. It is for sale from various different outlets around the world. My Book Is Out! Backpacking Centurion – A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back In Bangor. Read more about My Book Is Out! Backpacking Centurion – A Northern Irishman’s Journey Through 100 Countries Volume 1 – Don’t Look Back In Bangor[…]