7. Christ the Redeemer, Brazil Look at me Rio! I’m Jesus! Or an aeroplane! Or a startled Penguin! Hey, while your arms are up there, why don’t we nail them to a cross? Hindsight is a bitch, and I suspect sculptor Paul Landowki may have opted to keep the Messiahs hands down if he knew […]
Travelling into theunexpected
Samarkand It’s a minor curiosity that Uzbeks will take any opportunity to remind you what a horrible pestilence Genghis Khan was for the swath of destruction he unleashed upon their lands (Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand were all left in flaming piles of rubble) while in the next sentence, sing praises to the man known as […]
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 […]