So my whistle-stop tour of Vietnam continues and once again I find myself thinking about how someday I will have to come back to visit this fantastic country at a more relaxed pace. Hoi An has been the perfect counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and my outdoor adventures on Cat Ba Island. […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Uzbekistan has to be, so far at least, the most rewarding country I have travelled through on this trip. It has countless splendid sights (more on these later) ridiculously friendly people, and enough quirks to make it endearingly different to what I have been used to on the road so far. Uzbekistan is actually the most […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The feeling of getting on the boat when trying to cross the Caspian Sea is one of a great weight being lifted from your shoulders. You’ve done your bit now; you’ve done all the walking to and from the port, you’ve done your bit arranging Visa’s and registration forms, and you’ve done your bit trying […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
After spending an extended stay in Tbilisi its fair to say I was looking forward to Baku, and indeed I’d harboured plans to come here at some point for some years even if I never had planned on it being during this trip. But I’ll be upfront. Baku was something of a disapointment. Perhaps some […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This travel blogging lark is actually quite hard. I’m conscious it is all too easy for any post to turn into a list of “and then I did this, and then I ate that…. etc etc.” so I end up putting off writing posts in the hope something dramatically interesting will happen. It also takes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m now in Belgrade, but I feel I am starting to catch up with the blog. Bosnia was a beautiful country with some amazing food but its obviously still a place trying to come to terms with its recent history, here is my experience of it’s two most famous cities. Sarajevo. There’s something about the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’m uploading this from Kotor in Montenegro, where the hostel is insisting on playing endless remixes of Gangnam Style. The recent Ghostbusters mash up is perhaps the last straw… Relatively short post this time on why I think travellers should give Zagreb a chance rather than bypassing it or just using it as a place to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tomorrow I get the train from Zagreb to Sarajevo, but in the meantime I feel I am definitely starting to catch up on blogging. One more blog after this on Slovenia, and one on Zagreb and I’m hopeful I will be back on track by the time I leave Bosnia! Slovenia, as our guide on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Right, ok then, this is it. Having left my friend’s house in France last Wednesday it feels like my trip has now properly started and so if I’m ever going to start a travel blog, now is the time to do it. If nothing else it might help remind me what I manage to get […]Continue Reading... No Comments.