What happens after travelling? Challenges coming home.

Plane taking off to come home after travelling

  Coming home after travelling As I sat on the plane a map caught my eye; England was just falling off the edge, hardly visible, but in the centre, a flashing dot marked my current position. It had taken me 5 months to cycle here, but in 8 hours I would be back where I […]

2 tales from Kosovo to restore your faith in humanity – Part 2

2 tales from Kosovo to restore your faith in humanity

Don’t miss out on the first tale from Kosovo to restore your faith in humanity!   Saved from the dogs!   I was insufficiently exhausted to not worry about the many people who could see me, and my barely suitable camp spot, but too exhausted to find somewhere better. As in part 1, I was […]

2 tales from Kosovo to restore your faith in humanity – Part 1

Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 734 other subscribers Email Address   “Fear makes strangers of people who should be friends” Shirley Maclaine In some respects, this adventure could be characterised by the many faces I’ve been lucky […]

Europe’s finale: Reaching Istanbul by bike

Reaching Istanbul and visiting a market.

Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 734 other subscribers Email Address If you look closely, Istanbul is a tale of two cities, the tiny ‘Bosporus Strait’ connecting the Black Sea from the north to the more southern Sea […]

Taking the road less travelled!

Taking the road less travelled in remote Albania.

Taking the road less travelled I had reached a fork in the road, a decision was required. It shouldn’t have been too hard a dilemma, both roads finishing up in the Albanian city of Peshkope. But, I looked left, a very tempting option; smooth tarmac and marginally flatter, it promised to whisk me there in […]

Bike touring adventure in Montenegro!

Bike touring adventure in Montenegro

Bike touring adventure in Montenegro My geography has always been okay, but just a few months ago, I couldn’t have told you where Montenegro was on the map. I wasn’t even entirely convinced whether it was a country or not! Here’s my story about cycling across it!    Bosnia had two final surprises for me before left. […]

Why Bosnia is my favourite country so far!

Bike touring adventure in Bosnia made it one of my favourite countries.

It was as I sat in a dark, dimly-lit hospital in Bosnia, and a doctor walked past me inside the corridor puffing on a cigarette, that I asked myself whether I was still in Europe. I mean, of course I am still in Europe, but it has a very different feel to that which I […]

A very difficult decision!

Virtually since the inception of this trip, it is the exotic and unknown lands of Central Asia that I have been most looking forward to. I’ve read countless tales of friendly, inquisitive locals, and incredible, adventurous landscapes. I knew when I left for the trip I would be arriving at winter, a problematic time, with […]

Hiking in Slovenia – In photos!

Lake Bled hiking adventure

If you missed my last special video post on reaching Slovenia, and my Dad and Brother, be sure to watch it here for an epic tale of bad organisation, success against all odds and a few man tears!   I’m afraid I ran out of time to write much about my week hiking in Slovenia. […]

Why I’ll definitely be couchsurfing again!

This blog post is about couch-surfing; a worldwide community of travellers keen to meet-up, even willing to open the doors of their house for strangers to stay over. To find out more, click here.  After my first (very brief) experience couch-surfing during University, in which I met a guy in a pub who, it later […]