Journey to the End of the World

Nichola and I doing serious stuff.
My best friend and I are crying, struggling to let go of each other.

“You be careful and make sure you come back”, she pleads with me.

This is it.  I am on my way.

Finally embarking on the biggest dream I have ever had.  South America.  I can’t quite believe it.

On arriving to Glasgow’s Queen Street Train Station, my mobile phone is ringing.  It’s Nichola.  The best friend I’ve just left.  I answer to the holy grail of all Glaswegian sentences,

“I’m gonna kill you” (more…)


I arrive in Tehran with the British Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to Iran.  I sure wish I had listened to the warnings.  I spend 5 weeks backpacking Iran on my own.  As you can see from my photos, it was a very dangerous thing to do. I mean, why on earth would anyone want


One of the greatest positives about ditching the package holidays and getting off the beaten track for your annual leave experience, is getting to see so many different ways of living. So what’s so great about that you ask? Seeing so many different lives existing in the world, gives you first hand experience that human happiness is not dependant on material circumstances.