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The Cook Islands

Goal Diggers. What’s your Everest?

Goal Diggers. What’s your Everest? My sister warned me. After I finished such a big goal, there’d be a lull, a time when I felt a little lost. And there it was staring me in the face. I was back ‘home’ in Bangkok, Thailand. Sitting on the e...
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Visiting Socotra, Yemen.

Visiting Socotra, Yemen. EDIT 2019: YOU CAN JOIN ME ON A TOUR TO SOCOTRA IN FEBRUARY 2020. CHECK THE LINK HERE. There are very few places in the world who can put forward a genuine, warranted claim to be be the most beautiful place on the p...
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4 Days on a Cement Boat to Socotra. How I Became the Only Tourist in Yemen

*Dedicated to YahYa, without whom, I would never have been able to get to Yemen, thank you mate. EDIT 2019: YOU CAN JOIN ME ON A TOUR TO SOCOTRA IN FEBRUARY 2020, CHECK THE LINK HERE.  4 Days on a Cement Boat to Socotra I had been stuck on...
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Backpacking in Mogadishu; Not the Smartest Thing I’ve Ever Done

I’ll admit it, I was scared to visit Somalia properly, and even back in 2010 during my South Africa to Syria by public transport stint, when I had the chance to ‘fake’ visit Somalia I was still terrified. After a few too m...
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How Not To Visit Every Country In The World. My 5 Failed Attempts At Yemen…

197 countries in the world, it’s taken me 10 years to reach 195. Aside from a year teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand and a year in Sydney, Australia during my only ‘real’ job, I’ve been on the road, averaging ...
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Overland from Cape Town to Cairo – $10, 000 very well spent

19 countries, 7 months, only 1 flight. Cape Town to Cairo mission complete! Traveling overland, Cape town to Cairo,  across the entire continent of Africa is traveling in its truest form.  After traveling from Japan almost all the way to Au...
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Dead Bodies and Bandits in the Ivory Coast; The worst travel day of my life

Reality bites. After being arrested twice earlier on in the day for illegally trying to smuggle ourselves out of the Ivory Coast, and into Liberia, and having spent 2 days in hellish conditions overland to get to the border town in the firs...
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abidjan city view

Illegally crossing borders; Getting Arrested Twice in the Ivory Coast PART 1

West Africa is something else. Traveling to every country in the world was always going to be hard, but I had made it to around 150 without doubting my ability to finish, but having spent April to December 2015 in West and Central Africa, I...
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