1. Food Of all the places I’ve visited on Earth, I’ve never been anywhere so destitute that having money will do nothing to raise the quality of your existence beyond the average of locals. For the first five days I was in the Gorno-Badahkshan (GBAO) state of Tajikistan, I can accurately recount 90% of what […]
Travelling into theunexpected
As far as people’s travel bucket lists go, the ‘Stan’s’ of Central Asia usually feature somewhere in the never column. But for me they always represented the real unknown and adventure of travel, a lost point between Russia and Asia, long since neglected from Western intrigue since the days of Marco Polo and the Silk […]
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 […]
Georgia: At Europe’s end ‘Oh, and these are Travertine’s, we should stop here’, Elena said, translating from our driver, as we pulled over about 20km from the town of Kazbegi near the Georgian-Russian border. The site was incredible. While nothing as glamorous as the much vaunted travertine’s at Pamukkale in Turkey, or New Zealands own […]