Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018

Finding Unique Beauty In Paris

ing in Paris for almost a month, I had already explored many of the arrondissements. One of my days found me traveling north to the upper sections of the city. I began as I began many of my journeys, taking the Metro until I arrived at Barbes Rochechouart into the heart of Monmartre. Tourists already […]

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The Backpacker From Brazil

When I started thinking about going to Europe, my family turned my idea down quickly. Travelling to Ireland, alone, with 800 euros only and the ticket back booked to three months after my arrival? Crazy.” You’ll be exploited, robbed, live with ‘rootless’ people, and you’ll end up coming back knowing how experienced we are”. I […]

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PERHENTIAN ISLANDS ARE PARADISE ON EARTH (1 of 2)

This was my third courier flight with Jupiter Air. I arrived at Los Angeles Airport to meet the Jupiter representative as directed. He was right on schedule, gave me my ticket to Bangkok via Tokyo, and I was on my way. I had made advance arrangements for my first nights hotel and taxi pickup through […]

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THE ROAD WHERE THINGS GO BACKWARDS

The Road Where Things Go Backwards (No it’s not a bad Irish joke) ‘Have you been to the road where things go backwards?’ asked Eilish, as I sat having breakfast in the Carlow hostel. ‘The what?’ I replied. ‘The road where things go backwards. It’s up near Dundalk. Daddy took some Americans there last year. […]

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Australia Day in Shanghai

Australia Day is a national celebration characterized by barbecues and beer. Looking back on my childhood I always loved this holiday, and what kid wouldnt? Australia Day is an extra day off school, a colourful procession down the main street of your town, and then a huge meal with all your mates. On January 26th […]

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A Travelers Journey- Lessons Learned Abroad Vol 1

The first night of my three month backpacking trip to Europe found me in the basement club at St. Christopher’s Village Inn Hostel with my new Canadian friend Jason. The drink special was £1.50 Corona longnecks. Now, I’ve got nothing against Corona, I mean, it’s not the best tasting beer, just put a lime in […]

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BE WARY PEOPLE, IN ITALY

Reading the story :- The Ruined Trip to Rome by Allison Herbon in your Travel stories, brought back bad memories of my own trip in Italy in 1995. This story is just to show how unfeeling Italian Authorities can be towards tourist who does not understand their language!! I was travelling with my 2 young […]

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Absithe, Wormwood, The Green Fairy

Absinthe. What is this stuff? Why the big hoopla? Backpacker’s heading off to Europe with the intentions of partying like rock stars often seek the mysterious "green stuff" at one point of their trip or another. Here are some facts and history of this controversial green potion. Absinthe is an alcoholic drink made with an […]

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The Ruined Trip To Rome

From impossible transfers to breaking the language barriers, backpacking in Europe can build stress and heartache. While I backpacked for a month and the journey was exciting, whimsical, and amazing. But, only one problem haunts me today and I swore after it occured, I would inform future backpackers about the so called “Italian Transportation System” […]

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