Ok so, when you visit somewhere, I'm pretty sure most people go to Google, figure out the top attractions or scour TripAdvisor for what other people recommended and sure I've done this a hell of a lot. I guess somewhere along the line I got a little templed out. The idea of visiting another fort, bazaar, palace, temple, ruin...
I've travelled over 80,000km while travelling the last 10 months. Having arrived in Tokyo a few days ago, I wanted to see what the most unusual, bizarre and weird things that were available. I've done pretty much every shrine, temple, museum, park and Tripadvisor attraction so I thought that this time I'd dig a little deeper and see just...
Holiday destinations don't come with more surprises than most locations in the Middle East but Iran is definitely the most entertaining of them all. Mainly due in part to the wild intrigue that your presence alone can strike in the people you meet. You see, not many tourists visit Iran and those that do tend to stick to what...
When we started travelling, Craig and I never thought we would be coming to Iraq. We joked about how it would be hilarious if we ended up in Iraq after a visit to Iran and after a quick Google search, the joke turned into a hell bent mission to make the journey a reality. When you picture Iraq, you...
Growing up, I read in the papers how horrific the regime of Saddam truly was. The graphic imagery posted across the internet and broadcast on television sets all over Ireland. Still, I feel that we never really understand the brevity of how serious the situation truly was. I for one definitely felt like the whole thing was shrouded in...
Rarely am I lost for words but then something like this pops up on your travels and it leaves you just sitting there wide eyed and bemused. I always strive to find the weirdest stuff to do when I visit a place. I try and avoid the typical touristy "Top 10" lists of temples, shrines, parks and museums. In...
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...
Out of all the countries you think or or you may see advertised as your next dream holiday location, Pakistan is likely down the very bottom of that list along with Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria! However, I'm here to debunk all of this for you. Having been one of the handful of adventure explorers that take to Pakistan each...
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....
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,...

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