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; My 1st Experience & How I Did It

Visiting Socotra, Yemen; My Experience and How I Did It EDIT 2020: YOU CAN JOIN ME ON A TOUR TO SOCOTRA IN JANUARY 2021. CHECK THE LINK HERE. There are very few places in the world that can put forward a genuine, warranted claim to be the 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. EDIT 2020: YOU CAN JOIN ME ON A TOUR TO SOCOTRA IN JANUARY 2021, CHECK THE LINK HERE.  4 Days on a Cement Boat to Socotra I had been stuck...
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Travel to Somalia; How I Traveled to Mogadishu

Travel to Somalia; How I Traveled to Mogadishu I’ll admit it, I was scared to travel to Somalia properly, and even back in 2010 during my overland trip from South Africa to Syria by public transport stint, when I had the chance to vis...
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How Not To Visit Every Country In The World. My 5 Failed Attempts At Yemen…

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, Austra...
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Overland from Cape Town to Cairo – $10,000 very well spent!

Cape Town to Cairo! 19 countries, 7 months, $10,000USD spent. This Cape Town to Cairo blog post, I hope, should help show you guys what an epic trip can be had by independently traveling overland along the length of Africa. It took me 7 or...
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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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