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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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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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My 2016 Review – 30 countries, $200k+, 64 flights!

My 2016 Review – 30 countries, $200k+, 64 flights! As the new year bounces in with all too familiar hangovers and false promises, I think it’s important to take a while and reflect on our previous year. Too often, we get caught...
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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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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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