To me, travelling is all about immersing myself in the local culture. The games below are not very well known, but offer a unique insight in the lives of locals and their pastimes. Sports form a crucial cultural aspect of a nations identity, and I love to have the opportunity to… View Post

Wroclaw, Poland has been largely ignored by the masses of tourists that have invaded Poland in recent years. This quaint city retains it’s medieval charm while at the same time offering unbeatable food and a cracking nightlife. Couldn’t get enough of…. Dwarf hunting around the colourful squares and streets Admiring the… View Post

In 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster struck the district of Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union. As a result of the catastrophic nuclear meltdown in Reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, over 50,000 citizens of the nearby city of Pripyat were evacuated. Since that fateful day 30 years… View Post

Snorkelling with the largest fish in the world would naturally be on every travellers bucket list, right? Wrong. Throughout my journey in the Philippines, I came across many a heated discussion about the Whale Shark swimming in Oslob. Opinions from both locals and travellers alike differed greatly, some supporting the enterprise… View Post

August in Edinburgh is busy, so I should have known better when I planned a visit to Edinburgh Castle, which rises above the hustle and bustle of the city. I immediately thought “Screw This”, as the throngs of tourists poured out of their tour buses and through the gate of the… View Post

Go there, NOW! The secret of Port Barton is out, the asphalt is creeping closer to this slice of Filipino paradise and the locals are discovering the lure of tourist dollars. Port Barton offers one of those rare opportunities to do absolutely nothing and not feel guilty about it. Unwind in… View Post

Couldn’t get enough of…. Bulgarians nodding for “No” and shaking for “Yes”… see below The perfectly preserved Roman ruins around the city The gorgeous Bulgarian Revival that dominate the old town Splashing the cash… 500ml Bottle of Kamenitza Beer: 1.50Lev (€0.80) Local meal for two with drinks: 30Lev (€15) Private 2 bed Hostel Room: 40Lev (€20)… View Post

In 2008…….. 7 frickin’ years ago!….we went on a university trip to Belgium. For educational purposes of course. Ahem, however…Simon and I instantly thought….”hmmm, Belgium = BEER!” Brilliant! So to be honest, it wasn’t the most cultural of trips, and towards the end the lure of so many different types… View Post