TURKEY | A MODERN STONEAGE FAMILY Cavemen are real, cities can exist under the ground, and troglodyte is a real word that means something and not just a slur to be hurled at Monaghan people. More on these revelations later. Istanbul is a city that has had many badass names in it’s lifetime including ConstantinopleContinue reading
In Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, I found myself trying to find one thousand brown m&m’s to fill a brandy jar or Ozzy wouldn’t go on stage that night….
INDIA | TEMPLE (AND JEEP) OF DOOM It’s not the years – it’s the mileage. This was never more true than when you cram twenty seven people into a five person vehicle. Escaping the cave temples was only the start of the adventure. After reluctantly leaving my german acquaintance to his fate I boarded anotherContinue reading
INDIA A PASSAGE THROUGH INDIA (AND OUT AGAIN) In this blog post I visit arguably the world’s most beautiful building, a monument to love so enrapturing Rudyard Kipling described it as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”. Before that though, Delhi became the first place I saw someone taking a shit in public. “IContinue reading
From tropical beaches that lead into underground rivers to hanging coffins on the side of mountainous cliffs, The Philippines likes to do things differently.
No Kung fu, no slow motion shoot outs, no Jackie Chan sliding down a skyscraper on his arse, Hong Kong is nothing like the movies. Just like Los Angeles then.
A journey from Lhasa, ancient home of the Dalai Lamas, into the heart of Tibet and eventually, the snow capped Himalayas.
XI’AN | CHINA JUNE 2014 XI’AN IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CITIES IN THE LAND. IT IS THE FINAL RESTING PLACE OF THE FIRST EMPEROR OF THE COUNTRY WHICH WOULD BE KNOWN AS CHINA. IT’S ALSO A BITCH TO FIND SOMETHING TO EAT. I was feeling a little weird getting off the train that morning.Continue reading “CHINA: THE EMPEROR’S TOMB”
BEIJING | CHINA JUNE 2014 HERE IT WAS. BEIJING. PEKING. ONE OF THE WORLDS GRANDEST HISTORICAL CITIES AND THE HEART OF THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS CIVILISATION IN EXISTENCE. TIME TO GET LOST TRYING TO FIND OUR HOSTEL. AGAIN. There are two Leo Hostels in Beijing. That explains it. And of course we had to go toContinue reading “CHINA: THE FORBIDDEN CITY”
GUILIN | CHINA JUNE 2014 THIS WASN’T GOOD. It was early morning and we found ourselves in Nanning, China with no money and no clue of where to go or what to do. The previous night was spent on a train from Hanoi, and after a long period of detention, Ben’s dodgy looking cabin matesContinue reading “CHINA: ALL UNDER HEAVEN”