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The Gili Islands & Lombok

The Gili Islands are slightly different from most of Indonesia & the popular holiday destination of Bali. It’s a good two hour boat ride to get there from Kuta and once you get there the lack of motorised vehicles combined with ‘Island-time’ life style makes it a pretty chilled location. There’s not a lot to […]

Far North Queensland – Wolf Creek land

I think there’s something special about taking time off work while it’s rainy, cold, and bleak (…basically shit) to head to somewhere tropical and warm.. It’s kind of like saying – ‘nah, I’m not having this’. After a drunken night planning to rent the shittiest shit-box rental car we could find in Cairns, pick up a case […]

Tasmania – it’s not backwards

Joking,. It is backwards… But backwards is not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you appreciate a simpler life, where it’s freer, where it’s cheaper, where life is more pure. While i’m not entirely sure I could make a life there just yet, I do think I could end up somewhere like Tasmania. Parts of […]

Beats & Graffiti – Berlin 2016

Slowing down to ‘Island time’ for almost a month, I came to Berlin not really knowing what to expect. The thought heading back to a big city after being in chilled out places like the Balearic islands and Portugal makes you somewhat nervous, but I loved Berlin last time i was there, so my hazy memories pushed […]

Portugal 2016

Portugal is high on my list for destinations. A beautiful city in so many ways, it’s perhaps hard not to like it. After booking a nice apartment to myself, found moments before boarding the plane to Lisbon i was on my way. An uber from the airport took about 30mins, yet only cost several euros? Good […]

Mallorca, The Balearic Islands – Spain

I want to move here. I can see why so many find Mallorca attractive now.. Previously, I’d somewhat ignored the place when travelling to Spain, but I’m so glad I finally figured it out and got my arse over there. With a combination of ‘Island time’, breath-taking mountain passes, sparkling aqua coves and beaches, combined with a […]

Ibiza 2016

A week in Ibiza was almost too much this time around, It nearly broke me 😀 Oh my, am I getting old? Storming the Island via overnight ferry this time, instead of the usual 45min flight from Barcelona, we landed rather early in the day so had quite a lot of time to kill before […]

Barcelona

Our opinion of somewhere is very much dependant on our experience. Take Vancouver, Canada for example. The first time I visited, I truly thought it was the best place on earth, mostly because of the company I had and the places I visited. The second time I visited, I thought it had some ‘rough edges’, but was […]

Bormio & Livigno, Italy ski trip

Bormio and Livigno are both great ski areas, if you’re into sliding down a mountain, I can highly recommended both areas! Bormio is a beautiful little town at the base of an incredibly large mountain. With over 1800m of vertical, a run from peak to the base for a decent (but by no means pro skier) will […]

Lake Como bliss

I travelled briefly through Milan, then Lake Como, for a bit of a ski adventure in Bormio and Lovinio in Italy in 2014. Ok, so – I actually didn’t spend a lot of time in Milan, so I can’t really say I’ve given it a fair chance, but on brief inspection it’s not my favourite […]

Japan. Awesomely weird.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on Homlessfuk, and I put that down to a severe lack of  holidaying. Well, nothing like a quick break to somewhere strange to fix things. Japan is awesome. Awesomely weird. It’s hard to get around (which I kind of like) due to the language barrier, and there’s an abundance of […]

Gordons Bay – floatilla of munters

With a quick trip down to Gordon’s Bay, ‘Australia Day’ (2011) was awesomely celebrated with the largest flotilla of dirigibles I’ve seen for quite some time. Gordon’s bay, a usually tranquil location was transformed into a drunken debauched hedonistic location for kids (followed by flocks of Police) for a cheeky un-approved Australia Day celebration. Fueled […]

The Whitsundays

I’ve been to the Whitsundays many times now.., and I’ll be back there many more. For me, the area is one of my favourite destinations in the world. Admittedly, I may be a little biased in opinion (who isn’t?) – being from Australia originally, it’s a special place that I’d encourage you to visit as […]

Just enough time for tea and scones..

Being Europe’s hub for air travel, London seems to attract stop-overs – whether they like it or not. I don’t mind a stop over (here and there) but to try and spend ten days at 2.6 times your currency (when you have around 5 days total cash at your local rate) is just crazy. So […]

Prospecting for work in BC

My grand plan for the year was to not work for as long as possible and get to Canada around October to search for a suitably cushy job in a ski resort. I held my end of the bargain up – and didn’t work for around ten months, but when it came down to finding […]

A quick drink (…or two) in Ireland

Ireland was an addition to my travel plans added in at the last minute. I had previously wanted to go and experience Ireland because I know the Irish love a drink (and I do too), and I found out that I have family heritage from the region so I wanted to check it out.. I […]

Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal was a great county. I loved every bit of it. From the relaxed atmosphere, to the friendly and helpful locals. The city of Lisbon was wonderful, and the beautiful coast lines and beaches were at times heavenly. The cuisine on offer everywhere was great and the prices seemed so much more reasonable than those […]

Spain – The land of Mullets and Thieves

Well I really loved Spain. However the distinct lack of self respect from the people in the areas through hair style sense – particularly the 33-50% of Spaniards that thought a “Mullet” was cool dragged my opinion of them down considerably. It was like a bad bad dream – more like a nightmare. What are […]

France – Provence & the Cote d’Azur

Originally heading back to France from the bottom of Spain seemed like an arduous task. It would have involved either sitting on a bus (probably totally booked with a broken toilet, as it seems to happen) for around 50 hours, or working through five to ten train rides, over probably the same amount of time. […]

Czech Republic – Prague

Prague was a much talked about destination for me and it was also a pleasant step up from Austria. I’m not saying i didn’t enjoy Austria, but for me it was a little slow and I ended up feeling boredom creep into most days. No such thing in Prague. Of course, the company you’re with […]

Poland

From Prague I headed to Krakow with a small posse of Irish and English lads I met in the Czech Republic. I almost missed my train to start, so after piss-bolting for about a kilometre, I started the journey rather sweaty, and with no water or beer to re-hydrate me. Poland was not on my […]

Fuck for peace – Austria

Austria was great. Clean. Sophisticated and generally ‘nice’. I think I had higher expectations for Vienna than I perhaps should have, but it was still a very nice city. Coming from Italy, I had some serious issues with confusing Vienna and Venice. They are very different destinations, and when you try and buy a train […]

A few months in Italy

At first Italy didn’t especially click for me, but with time, my fondness for it really grew and now in just over three weeks there, I’d rate it as one of my favourite places in the world. Being in Italy for the World Cup when they won was more than anyone could have asked for. […]

Amsterdam & Rotterdam

Holland was a beautiful country with a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. I can’t say I remember a lot of our first stop, Amsterdam, except being lost for most of the time there.. Those bloody streets are just so confusing and hard to navigate, especially with all those special cafes around. – Amsterdam was quite an […]

Sun, sand, sex, & sleeping all day – Athens & The Greek Islands

From Holland I flew into Athens to check out some of the historic Greek sites and to serve as a launching point to head to the Greek Islands. It was great to see some of the ruins Greece had around as the first tastes of history in my memory all revolved around Greece, their myths and […]

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