In the year 986 ostracized Viking, Erik the Red, toiled his way across the frozen northern seas in search of new lands to settle, eventually stumbling upon a vast continent of desolate arctic waste. In one of the world’s first shamelessly false advertising campaigns, he promptly named it Grønland (Greenland) in the hope that such […]
Travelling into theunexpected
As I rolled down Havana’s Prado avenue for the first time in a 1948 Ford Mercury, I felt as though I were reliving the scene from Back to the Future where Marty first stumbles around Hill Valley’s clock square in 1955. All I needed was Mr Sandman by the Three Tenors playing and things would […]
Hi. This is Some foreign guy, AKA Mike, some guy from New Zealand.
I originally started this blog a couple of years ago while living in Italy to write the odd story about my weekends away in Europe, after which I spent a couple of years in Australia in the corporate rat race-trying to convince myself that the nine-to-five office life was more fun than travelling. I failed in this regard.
In September 2012 I swore to myself I’d find a to become self employed online so that I could travel endlessly on my own terms. As of July 2013, this had been my reality.
This re-launched blog is about my travels, adventures, ideas and how I make this life possible. I’m also a bit of a drinker and aficionado of poor decisions. Preferably I like to avoid the beaten track. Altogether I think it makes said life more interesting.
The Beach boys, David Le Roth and Katy Perry are all one-eyed morons who quite clearly have never left the states. Anyone with the tiniest shred of outlook knows there are no finer girls in the world than those from the European Continent. This list is contentious only in terms of who hasn’t made the […]
1. Taking along ill equipped travel companions Just because you’re good friends with someone, doesn’t mean they’re fit to be spending several weeks (or even days) with at close quarters. Ask yourself this: Does this person come with annoying dietary requirements, high sickness susceptibility, a tendency for veering on the unadventurous side and/or is an ass-in-rod […]