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Socotra, Yemen. Where Avatar meets Jurassic Park

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 planet. And amongst the ones that claim, you would see only the usual suspects – The Galapagos islands perhaps? M...
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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. I had been stuck on 194/197 countries since visiting Oman in June 2016, after really traveling through almost 200 countries over a whole decade...
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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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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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How To Start A Travel Blog in 2017

How to Start a Travel Blog in 2017 (UPDATE: March 7th 2017) How to Start a Travel Blog; A 5 Step Guide to How You Can Start a Travel Blog in Less Than 30 minutes… Blogging changed my life, I went from being a broke English teacher in...
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