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Don’t Tell Mum I’m Going To Kosovo

It wasn't until we were approaching the Serbia - Kosovo boarder, past armed UN guards on a bus full of elderly Serbs and Albanians that it really started hit us just how far removed we were from life back home. A deteriorating highway that was more suited to four...

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Guide To Catching Busses In Eastern Europe

If you're looking to save money while traveling around Central / Eastern Europe, then the logical choice for your transport are trains or busses. In this post I'm going to share with you some of the positives and negatives of bussing around this great part of the...

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Production Fatigue

As you know, I'm fairly new to this music production gig. I've only put together one original song, and a fairly basic one at that. What you may not know is that I have about 10 other tracks, both originals and bootlegs that I've been working on. The thing is, I'm...

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Should I Travel Solo?

If you're thinking about travelling solo, then this article is for you! I've compiled a list of things that I've found both good and bad about travelling alone. Obviously there are a lot of benefits to travelling solo: You can do what you want Obviously everyone...

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10 Things I’ve Learnt About Backpacking

As a bloke in my 30's who has done some backpacking before, graduated to hotel travel, swimming pools, resorts and expensive holidays, I wanted this trip to be different. For one, I want it to last as long as possible and as such, needed to spend as little as possible...

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Falling In Love With Budapest

I didn't really know much about Budapest before going there. But now that I've been, I can definitely say that I'll be going back - probably in a few weeks as I make my way back down through the Baltics to Croatia. The Arrival My first experience of Hungary was...

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Producing Music While Travelling – Part One

So I'll probably write a few of these posts as I learn more about producing on the road. What I do know is that it certainly makes the time go faster! Firstly lets start with Trains The first bit or work I did while on a train was a short 45mins express from London's...

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Best Travel SIM Card for Europe

So before I left, I decided to research the best travel sim card for Europe. You see, I understand you can buy a cheap sim so long as you have an unlocked handset when you land in your destination country which suits most people just fine for a 2-3 week vacation, but...

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One Thing I Noticed About Stockholm

I've noticed a lot of things about Stockholm, much to my friend Jeanette's pain - every time I notice something I say "You know, one thing I've noticed here is..." So I thought I'd compile a list of the one thing's I've noticed about Stockholm! 1. There are no street...

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Is Sweden Really As Beautiful As They Say It Is?

Short Answer: Yes. Long Answer: It's amazing what things live up to your cliche's, what things disappoint you and what things blow you away on holiday. Sweden for me after 3 full days is still blowing me away. I don't know whether its the blonde hair, tanned skin or...

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Problems You Have With Only Carry On Luggage

So in my last blog I wrote about how my plan was to take only carry on luggage for my entire 6 month trip around Europe. Not only to make my trip easier by only carrying a light backpack across the continent - but also so my stuff wouldn't get wrecked, I wouldn't have...

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Carry On Luggage Only

A few weeks ago I read a very interesting post from goats on the road about how they only travel with one bag each, and how they never have check in luggage.  I thought , bloody oath - I'll give that a crack, and so began my journey to become a "one bagger"!...

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“The Plan”

So I'm often asked "what are you going to do when you get back..." my answer: "F#@%&d if I know!" You see, that's the whole point of this trip, to relax, unwind, experience life and see which direction it takes me, in fact I'm not sure if I'll be coming back at all...

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Things to do When You’re Bored

I wrote this post a while ago, but I didn't publish it, I re-read it and thought it was quite funny in retrospect so have decided to share it with you! So I've been officially unemployed for around 8 hours now and all day I have been at a loose end. After having my...

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Preparing to Leave

One thing I wanted to do before I left was clear out all my unnecessary belongings - most of which are in my back shed just sitting there taking up space. Considering all I am taking overseas for the next 6 months, possibly longer is a 40L bag - which is to become my...

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My First Couchsurfing Experience

Well the day finally came, when I got that little notification in my email "couch request has been sent". Its just under 120 days until I leave on my journey (not that anyone is counting) and I have had the privilege of having my first 'surfer' stay and my house. I...

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Timing & Location

There comes a time in our life when something happens and you think to yourself - this is a sign. This happened for me last weekend when I met a young lady from my past who had just returned form the very same trip I am about to embark on - 9 months travelling around...

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Coming Soon

I'm just another bloke who has swapped the 9-5 work day for adventure. After 12 years of owning my own business, fighting peak hour traffic, boardrooms, coffees, elevator pitches and financial reports stuck inside a box wondering "what if", I've finally decided to...

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