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Yipee ay aaaaaay, yipee ay oooooooh

UPDATE: Now living in Incheon - South Korea

I believe in real travelling, do your research but when your away, go for it and get involved.

Want the background??? Well, my old man was a bit of a globetrotter back in the day, so guess he gave me the motivation! Back when i was 16 i got myself an inter-rail pass for Europe, stuck my backpack on, grabbed a tent and a sleeping bag, and ive never looked back. That year i flew to Amsterdam, travelled through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Greece and Sardinia. It was the freedom in it i think, not knowing or caring where i would be tomorrow, i made so many friends and stayed in so many glorious places - my life would change forever!

Travelling to date: (from what i can remember!)

2003: San Francisco - Grand Canyon - Las Vegas - Death Valley - Yosemite - San Diego - Los Angeles

2004: Amsterdam - Luxembourg - Dijon - Lyon - Modane - Milan - Venice - Civitanova Marche - Brindisi - Corfu - Taranto - Rome - Olbia - Alghero

2004: Barcelona, Spain

2005: Belrin - Poznan - Krakow - Budapest - Vienna - Ibiza - Granada - Malaga - Tangier - Marrakesh - Belfast

2005: Prague, Czech Republic

2005: Sofia, Bulgaria

2005: Sicily - Palermo - Catania

2006: Singapore - Sydney - Brisbane - Cairns - Darwin - Halls Creek - Perth - Kuala Lumpur - Hat Yai - Ko Pagnan - Ko Tao - Bangkok - Chang Mai - Belfast

2006: Riga, Latvia

2006: Elounda, Crete

2006: Castara, Trinidad & Tobago

2007 Trip: - Moscow - Yekaterinburg - Irkutsk - Ulan Bator - Beijing - X'ian - Lhasa - Guangzou - Haikou - Sanya - Hong Kong - Belfast

2007: Tampere, Finland

2008: Alghero, Sardinia

2008: Belgrade, Serbia

2008: 'Overland to Armenia 08'
London - Calais - Paris - Lyon - Milan - Trieste - Ljubljana - Zagreb - Dubrovnik - Sarajevo - Tirane - Skopje - Sofia - Varna - Istanbul - Trabzon - Batumi - Tbilisi - Yerevan - Odessa - Chisinau - Bucharest - Bratislava - Belfast

2009: Seoul, Incheon, Jeju, South Korea and Kenting, Taipei, Taiwan

2010: Japan: Osaka - Lake Biwa - Kyoto

October 2010: INDIA Bangalore - Pondicherry - Madurai - Cape Comorin - Kerala - Fort Cochin - Goa - Mumbai

2011: KOREA - Everywhere!!!

January 2012: Malysia: Kuala Lumur - Alor Setar - Langkawi

Favourite Cities:
Seoul - the most connected city on the planet
Bangkok - Every young mans dream, cheap and lots to see!
Moscow - Where East meets West - Ladas Vs Mercedes

Favourite Countries:
Ulster (Norn Iron) - You just can't beat us!
Russia - the Motherland
Italy - The clothes, the lifestyle, the food, the climate, the landscape. wow.
Korea - Home for over a year, the place that always excites and surprises.

Favourite beaches:
Castara bay, Tobago
Yalong Bay, Hainan
Portrush East Strand, N. Ireland - if only we had the weather!

Favourite food:
Ojingo Dopbap
Galbi
Dak-Galbi
Kimchi Jiigae
Chang-O - Eel
Deep fried baby squid, Chinatown, Singapore
Fresh Seafood in hainan
Steak in U.S.A
Eat all you want Buffet - Stardust, Las Vegas

Favourite women
Armenian

Favourite people:
The residents of East Belfast - The best laughs, but you'll get raked!
Russian - Not at first, but the Russkis are generous souls

Favourite National Parks:
Etna, Sicily - Like being on Mars, id recommend the off season (Jan/Feb)
Yosemite - Dramatic granite rock formations, bears and waterfalls.
Quolomanga (everest) - the roof of the world
Songnisan - Home to Beopjusa temple and the craggy peaks
Jirisan - Korean mainland's highest peak, and a 45km East to West hike available to do over three days with shelters on the peaks

  • Intro Updated Feb 19, 2012
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  • WANDERIN_TRAVELER's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2009 at 8:50 AM

    Hey m8 ive just seen your homepage, its interestin I would like to know where you pitch ur tent when u go all these places

  • Etoile2B's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Happy Birthday from sunny California! Here's to many more wonderful years!

  • originalribenababy's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2007 at 3:57 AM

    I was wanting to compliment ur tip on not talkin politics in belfast, well said :) you look like u've had some great adventures already, well done matey

  • traveloturc's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2007 at 5:49 AM

    Happy birthday to you from Istanbul / Turkiye ..I wish that you realize all your dreams ...good luck

  • kbr61263's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2007 at 4:42 AM

    hello to another person born on the best day of the year (along with me, and my step-daughter)

  • takla73's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2007 at 10:26 PM

    Happy birthday and have a nice day Greeting from Alexandria Egypt TAKLA

  • Zarasher's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2007 at 2:27 AM

    How was the London Trip?

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