Backpacking in The Azores: Quad Tour To Sete Cidades, São Miguel Island

Backpacking in The Azores: Quad Tour To Sete Cidades, São Miguel Island

The Azores happened by fluke. I really didn’t plan this one. I was trying to visit Cape Verde Islands and it just made sense (and was cheaper on Ryanair loyal) to visit The Azores on route. So here I was! The Azores was a bonusball, extra trip and yet I still had three days here Read more about Backpacking in The Azores: Quad Tour To Sete Cidades, São Miguel Island[…]

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

“Back In The Saddle” – The Bluetones. Old habits die hard. I simply loved the hostel lifestyle back in my glory days of whackpacking. Of course, the story goes that a brace of bad people I met in a hostel had affected me and threatened for 8 years to ruin my existence as a human. Read more about Backpacking in The Azores: Staying At the Azor Azul Hostel in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island[…]

Backpacking in Portugal: 6 Things to See and Do in Lisbon

I ended up visiting Lisbon in Portugal three times in the last year despite having a 36 year absence from visiting Portugal at all. On my return to Portugal, in December 2017, I reminisced on my first visit back in 1981, when I visited with my Mum and Dad. On that first trip, I ended Read more about Backpacking in Portugal: 6 Things to See and Do in Lisbon[…]

5 Best Places to Visit in Portugal

Portugal may be small, but it’s also affordable, versatile, welcoming, and full of natural wonders to explore. Portugal has a mesmerizing culture, as well as a fascinating blend of old and new world aesthetic that spreads across a sensational landscape. For those who are looking for culture, history, beaches, and adventure while road tripping, here Read more about 5 Best Places to Visit in Portugal[…]

Backpacking in Portugal: My Stay at the Famous Central Lisboa Hostel

Backpacking in Portugal: My Stay at the Lisboa Central Hostel in Lisboa. So whatever fate brought me to Lisbon (Lisboa) again after all these years, I will never know. In fact, I will know and will share it when life slows down a notch. It was a sentimental late 2017 visit when I soul sook Read more about Backpacking in Portugal: My Stay at the Famous Central Lisboa Hostel[…]

Looking for My Police Car: My Return To Portugal After 26 Years

Looking for My Police Car: My Return To Portugal After 36 Years

“Where’s my peeler car?” – Northern Irish guy lost his police car. Have you ever flown to a country 37 years later to find a police car you lost 37 years ago? No, well, oddly I have. In my entire life, Portugal may well end up being the country that had the biggest timeframe between Read more about Looking for My Police Car: My Return To Portugal After 36 Years[…]

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Three Countries I Haven’t Really Been To!

**Please note that I have since been to all three of these! While I do keep a count on continents, countries, towns and cities I have actually been to, there are a few places that I admit I have physically been to but know nothing about. So here are three countries for you that I Read more about Three Countries I Haven’t Really Been To![…]