My first day in Central Asia began in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. As well as been one the strangest days of my life, it was was by far the weirdest travel experience I’ve ever had – and possibly ever will have. This is one of the few times in my travels that I took enough footage to compile them […]
Travelling into theunexpected
Let’s address the elephant out of the room: I haven’t written anything for this site for a very long time. Not because I haven’t been travelling and racking up a great deal of interesting material, more because writing is a habit that’s built up over a time: Difficult to establish, but very easy to get […]
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 […]