Backpacking in Belfast: Staying at the Largest Hostel in Northern Ireland

I’ve stayed in hundreds of hostels down the years on my backpacking journeys. Each one has its own style and uniqueness about it and that is one of the joys of travel to me. Belfast City is Northern Ireland’s capital and November 2015 saw me staying in a Belfast hostel for the first time ever. Read more about Backpacking in Belfast: Staying at the Largest Hostel in Northern Ireland[…]

Visiting the World’s Biggest and Best Titanic Museum: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland

There are so many myths about the ill-fated supership The Titanic over the years, that the only place to get the real story, the truth behind this incredible ship is to return to the place where it was built. The place where it sailed out of for the first time – Belfast City in Northern Read more about Visiting the World’s Biggest and Best Titanic Museum: Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

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Sunday’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Jordan Kennedy

“Rhythm is a dancer, it’s a soul’s companion, you can feel it everywhere” – Snap, 1992 The above lyric is from the song that was number one in the music charts the day Jordan Kennedy was born. I remember the song well from my teens, and often danced to it myself. Now, I will never Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: A Tribute to Jordan Kennedy[…]

Staying in the World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland

On my trip backpacking in Northern Ireland in 2014,  lived out some childhood dreams as well as aiming to inspire everyone out there to visit Belfast and Northern Ireland. In my eyes, Belfast is the best city in the UK and is in the top 10 cities in the world. As tourists flock to London, Manchester Read more about Staying in the World Famous Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland[…]

Everything You Should Know About The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Backpacking in Northern Ireland, October 2014

“Someday we’ll return here. When the Belfast Child sings again.” – Simple Minds How can you go backpacking in your home country? Is it even possible? You know the towns, you know the roads, you know the local lingo, you can talk your way out of a political argument. But then…I’ve been away a while. Read more about Backpacking in Northern Ireland, October 2014[…]

The Day I…Got Sacked By the Bank For Increasing the Interest Rates

“No regrets, they don’t work” – Robbie Williams Ok so the story goes, in 2001, I started working for the Halifax, which was then a Building Society and later became a bank as part of the Halifax Bank of Scotland. It’s well known in the UK – the Halifax Bank. If you read a story Read more about The Day I…Got Sacked By the Bank For Increasing the Interest Rates[…]

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World Borders: Getting the Belfast to Birkenhead Ferry (Northern Ireland to England)

It was a return to the familiar border crossings for me earlier in the year as I got the ferry from Belfast to Birkenhead. It’s a great way to get from Northern Ireland to England, and also avoids the hassle of flying, allows you to drive there by car, bring as much as you want Read more about World Borders: Getting the Belfast to Birkenhead Ferry (Northern Ireland to England)[…]

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My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!!

I thought recently about all the capital cities I’ve been to and how they don’t always live up to expectations. I’ve been to capital cities in about 55 of the 80 countries I’ve backpacked through and thought it was a good moment to do a top 5. I write this post from one of them Read more about My Top 5 Capital Cities From Around The World!!![…]