Motorbikes, Markets and Mint Tea – The cost of a weekend in Marrakech

By | December 14th, 2011|Morocco, Travel Diary|

So you're here to find out the cost of a weekend in Marrakech.  Cool.   Magical Magnificent Mad Manic Markets (lots of) Motorbikes (tres lots of) Mint tea .... you get the idea. Sunday December 4th, a horrid English winter lurked outside my girlfriends bedroom window, but it meant little to us.  As I urged her [...]

Malta: Winter sun and an almost renewed faith in buses

By | October 26th, 2011|Malta, Travel Diary|

I hate buses, with a passion.   I hate the night bus home from London, without fail the drunken freaks who want to slur about time and space always seem to find the seat next to me.  I hate my local bus route because its prolifically infrequent and painfully slow.  I hate the fact that [...]

The cost of a weekend in Riga (to my wallet and my health)

By | October 12th, 2011|Latvia, Travel Diary|

So what is the cost of a weekend in Riga?  ... and why Riga in the first place? In spring of 2010 I set out to explore Europe by train. Over the course of a month I made it to Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Salzburg, Munich and then back to Prague again after a Volcanic [...]

A day out in Cardiff – the ups and downs of a football fan

By | July 29th, 2011|Travel Diary|

If you’ve read my about me page you’ll know I’m big time into my football. Proper football, the version played with your feet. I’ve been going with my dad for over 10 years now and hold a season ticket at one of the smaller London clubs. My team is called Queens Park Rangers, or QPR [...]

SOUTH AFRICA – The Garden Route

By | July 11th, 2011|South Africa, Travel, Travel Diary|

Once my volunteer project was over and people started heading home i decided I didn’t want to. Instead I changed my flight and booked myself on the Baz Bus to Jefferys Bay along with 4 others. Jefferys bay The surfing mecca that is! We went 3 nights in Jefferys bay, plundering the outlet shops and [...]

South Africa – Volunteer football coaching

By | July 1st, 2011|South Africa, Travel, Travel Diary, Volunteering|

21 and having never left my parents home for any length of time, I knew something wasn’t right.  The buzz of turning 18 and being able to go out drinking all weekend had flittered away, the girlfriend who I had stayed at home for had left me, and my uni experience hadn’t been all that [...]

Greece 2011 – Rhodes

By | June 22nd, 2011|Greece, Travel, Travel Diary|

Travelling on crutches isn’t particularly easy, getting to the airport, getting on the plane, hitting people on the head whilst you store them ‘safely’ in the overhead storage compartments. It was probably a good thing then that i’d splurged and instead of booking a hostel based adventure holiday, my girlfriend and i had settled on [...]

Ireland 2011 – Cork and Newcastle West

By | May 13th, 2011|Ireland, Travel, Travel Diary|

Pack your warm clothes she told me, Ireland's colder than England, much colder, we get the breeze from the Atlantic.  Two days later I’m standing in a sun drenched Cork high street, clad in shorts, flip flops and sunglasses worried about the distinct possibility of panda eyes.  Yep, that Atlantic breeze is one to watch [...]

Edinburgh Jan 2011

By | March 28th, 2011|Scotland, Travel, Travel Diary|

I have something to tell you … All is not as it seems … I have lied and deceived … These were the opening 3 lines of the birthday card I gave my girlfriend on her 30th birthday.  At first glance it probably looks like a recipe for disaster, or at least the ending of [...]

Poland 2010 – Wroclaw and Krakow

By | December 5th, 2010|Poland, Travel, Travel Diary|

‘Does he mind flying on his own?’ asked the check in staff.  Erm, 'can we wait' I replied, ‘well he’s got 2 minutes’.  ‘Oh’ was all I could muster.  Jacko and Kenny were making their way to the plane so I tried RD’s mobile again.  Where had he disappeared to?  As I punched the call [...]