Excuse me, Mr Taxi Man

In the western world we take for granted the ability to use public transport at will. Taxis in particular, and now Ubers, make getting around a forgone conclusion. This can make for some subtle differences when traveling throughout some of the lesser developed parts of the world. When you think about public transport, your last … Continue reading Excuse me, Mr Taxi Man

Where to have a beer in Asia

Looking at the glutton of travel information available in magazines, blogs and via travel operators, making a list of favourite things is fairly common place. Personally, I have written articles and posts about many different aspects. I’ve talked about trains, I’ve talked about food. Hell, I’ve even talked about diarrhoea. But I have never drawn up a list. … Continue reading Where to have a beer in Asia

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 4

"Loch Ness, trivia nights and Edinburgh ghost tours" There is something about visiting famous locations that holds an element of anticipation, like buying your first car or stealing alcohol from your parent’s fridge. Waking up at the side of a loch in Scotland, knowing I was going to see the famous Loch Ness that day, was one … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 4

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3

“Glasgow, ruins and Ben Nevis” I had never driven over the border into another country before driving into Scotland. I wasn’t not sure if there is going to be a large monument or border force. Some kind of line marking the end of England, accompanied by a guard of bagpipers, perhaps? Some kind of sound … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 2

  "Getting out of England" If experience counts for anything when traveling, if you’re not waiting for a plane, you’re waiting for a friend. If the friend is there, you wait for a bus. If the bus isn’t the problem, you’re waiting for something else. In the case of our Scottish road trip, we were … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 2

A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 1

‘The hardware’ I was the last of my friends, and the majority of my family, to travel. This meant that I had a wealth of experience to draw upon. Several friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, family members and the odd homeless person on the street wanting to give me advice on what I should and should … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 1

Road tripping Australia

There is nothing better in the western world than loading up the car and travelling long distances in the name of family, holiday or adventure. Everyone has done a version of it and, usually, enjoyed the results. Whether it is with family, friends or by yourself- the simplest trips are often the most enjoyable. Road trips … Continue reading Road tripping Australia

The boating option

Travelling by boat throughout Asia should be on top of every travellers bucket list. If I break it down properly, I have spent more days travelling on a boat throughout this region than I have on trains, motorbikes and taxis. When you think about it in that context, it’s quite surprising. Yet it shouldn’t be. Asia is … Continue reading The boating option

All aboard the sleeper train

I like to experience different modes of transport between destinations, within reason, and believe in a well-rounded travel approach. I have talked about these methods on this blog quite a few times, in fact. I ran my teeth over buses. I have debriefed the world on road travel. Airports have copped a fair whack and … Continue reading All aboard the sleeper train