For most, death is a concept so dark and daunting that we often push it to the catacombs of our minds. We pass the duty of care to a funeral home and see only our recently deceased in all their glory, dressed in their best! Sitting proudly in a fruit basket like coffin so they can be remembered in the...
I'm pretty lost for words right now. As an Irishman, you can be pretty sure I know my drink and my bars but wow! This was just mad. I've travelled over 90,000km on this trip and in all the cities and in all the countries I've visited, nothing even comes close. You would walk by this place and never...
There is a persistent voice in our heads, you know the one. It's constantly chattering yet we are completely unaware of it most of the time. "I want this", "I don't like this person", "Where am I actually going" or "I'm bored out of my mind". You see, we've carved out this version of ourselves and personified it. We...
I've travelled over 84,000 kilometers, takes 37 flights, visited 52 cities (infograph below) but never have I truly found myself with nowhere to stay. Firstly, for a budget backpacker, Seoul is definitely not the cheapest place to visit but I've always been drawn to the place and alas I found myself here rambling the city and it's stunning suburbs....
We’ve all seen the Kung Fu movies of Ip Man, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Hero to name a few. Years growing up watching the Big Big Movie on Saturday nights entailed parking up on the couch with popcorn wincing at Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee tore through foes. I always found myself fascinated by martial arts and put...
I'm a complete cheapskate but I thrive on something different. So instead of hostels, hotels, home stays and Air BnB, I go for Couchsurfing, home swaps and sometimes even 24 hour bath houses but in Japan, some of these options just seemed so difficult. Couchsurfers only wanted females or weren't available and despite having a billion 5* quality references,...
Having the right gear on you makes travelling all that much easier. I struggle to see how people travelled around before using a smartphone. People had to use real maps and figure stuff out using intuition...imagine that. Truth be told, you can travel without any of the stuff here but the experience is straightforward when you have them. There...
Okay so we've lured you in. This is actually an article about the accurate reasons why you MUST travel to the Middle East & South Asia, hands in the air. Why? Well the media seems to always portray the region in a negative light, which has left a lot of western society with a very skewed image of what life...
When you think of sweat shops, you think of the ordeals across the tabloid of workers, soiling them selves at their workstations or passing out from exhaustion. You hear of intense working conditions akin to slavery and then worse again. I always wondered what it must be like and my heart broke when I read an article where a...
I'm not a soldier and I'll likely never see a war but this changed everything! You know that excitement you get when preparing for a big trip to far away lands? The anxiety mixed with a concoction of fear, joy and curiosity? When you begin your journey around the world hoping to spend a year living your life in a...

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