After a day and night on my own in the wacky Turkmen capital, I joined up with my official tour group – Dragoman – who I would be over-landing with for the next 2 weeks from Ashgabat to Tashkent. While I normally avoid guided tour groups, my chances of getting a Turkmen visa would have […]
Travelling into theunexpected
I wrapped up my experiences in Central Asia two weeks ago. Never have I had such a dramatic range of experiences within a 6 week period – for better and worse. Right now I have so many notes, pictures and videos to sort through but the stories will start coming out chronologically soon, starting with Turkmenistan […]
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 […]