Asian Ketchup

Tuesday’s Travel Rant: Asian Ketchup

As you guys know I love Asia, and I love my new ‘home’ Thailand – probably even more than my ‘old home’ Ireland, but nowhere is perfect. And although Thailand comes close, they’ve committed a cardinal sin and I’m not happy… So here you are,...
sweating when you travel

Tuesday Travel Rants: Sweating it Up

I remember being a little kid, watching movies of dudes out jogging, sweat patches on their back and under their arms, and I sat there thinking that’s pretty cool. It was manly, powerful, a show of strength. Wrong. Now I wish those patches...
hidden costs airlines

Tuesday’s Travel Rant: Hidden F*cking Costs

I’m not even gonna rant (well, sort of not) – this is how the thought process of booking a budget airline goes: Wow, a flight from Ukraine to Poland for $20, that’s amazing. I’ve always wanted to go Poland. I’m booking that.   What? Wh...
trans siberian cabin

Tuesday’s Travel Rant: Late Trains and Buses

Pulling into Bangkok HuaLampong train station, on a night sleeper from Chiang Mai, 4 hours late for the third consecutive time – I finally had had enough, travel rant time. What I don’t get is why trains across the ‘developing world’ (I hat...
running with a backpack on

Tuesday’s Travel Rant: Running with your backpack on

You slept in, too many beers last night, long goodbye to new found friends, lost on your way to the airport/bus stop/train station, whatever the reason running late for your next mode of transport is a nightmare situation. What’s worse stil...
Communication with foreigners

Tuesday’s Travel Rant: Getting Lost in Words

“A man who speaks two languages is worth two men” – it may be famous but it doesn’t mean it’s true. Imagine this scenario… I’m sitting on a train, my seat is supposed to be 14A but I choose to sit on 14B. It doesn’t particularly bothe...

Tuesday’s Travel Rant: Buying Sunscreen in Asia

I admit it, I’m a pasty Irishman. A natural bronzed Adonis I am not however I don’t think I’m asking too much by wanting to have a choice of sunscreens I can buy within a whole bloody continent. The thing about the majority of (South East)...
Long immigration queues

Travel Rant Number 4: Immigration Queues

Ok, I’ve started to rant a bit over the last month, so i thought I’d give it an actual section on my blog! That way I don’t seem like a grumpy, perpetually p*ssed off backpacker (right?!). It’s called ‘Tuesday...
Busy bus station

Travel Rant Number 4: Transport Touts

Wow, the people in this new country are so friendly. Everyone is trying to help us get a ticket, they’re literally fighting over who should help us – amazing. Hmmmm – the only thing amazing about this is how many people are willing to rip y...
Annoying Taxi Drivers

Travel Rant: Number 3 – Taxi Drivers Around The World

The fastest, easiest way to travel? Gimme a break… 3) Taxi Drivers Around The World You’re tired, jaded and just want to get somewhere fast. Well, you’d be forgiven for thinking your best method to do that would be to take a taxi. Public tr...

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