Traitor! Splitter! Turncoat! Coward! No I haven’t joined the Judean People’s Front, but what with a new year being a new slate, perhaps it is time to start 2016 with a confession… Link to this post!Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I’ve not written one of these for a while, but having been back now for 3 entire months and finding myself somewhat tired of seemingly spending all my time writing out numerous different versions of my CV, I thought it might be rather healthy to try to write something else, something I actually enjoy writing […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Ok its been almost 6 months since I actually visited there, but one of the destinations I am asked most about whilst I was travelling, and am still asked about now I’ve got back is about tips for visiting Burma/Myanmar. Whilst I have resisted the slightly pointless urge to try to come up with a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Any blog written on a Eurostar back home to see you family for the first time in 17 months whilst suffering from lack of sleep and being simultaneously high on caffeine and a bit drunk is unlikely to be my finest work. So forgive me if the quality of the prose in this post is […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I have crossed the ocean and arrived in Belgium – Wooo! Once I have posted this I can go eat chocolate and waffles and drink beer! – Double Wooo! I had thought that having already put up a blog about crossing the oceans writing a second one would be more difficult, that there wouldn’t be […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Ok it’s not actually an ode as in a song… Having spent the equivalent of a week living on Amtrak trains over the last two months, and having really rather enjoyed most of that week, I felt I should put a quick post together highlighting the best bits about travelling America by train and some […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
So my plan has become to travel around the world without flying. When I mention this to people one of the first questions I get is how will I get across the Oceans – and my answer has been to arrange passage on container ships to cross the worlds two greatest oceans. The first of […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Having high expectations of a place when travelling is always a dangerous thing. So often you can build something up to the point that the reality has no way of meeting the illusion you have created in your mind. Often for me, I will arrive at a place to find that an over abundance of […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Visiting the Great Wall is, well, great. But it can be busy and expensive. And tours to the less busy places like Jinshanlin can be even more expensive. At my hostel a tour to Jinshanjing would set you back 345 Chinese RMB which is about £25-35, or $40-50. Which seems a bit much. Luckily there […]Continue Reading... 63 Comments.
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.