Category Global Individuals

Finding the right name for your new travel blog.

At the beginning of January, I posted about the importance of choosing the right name for your travel blog. It has to resonate with your personality, your personal goals for travel and what you hope to get it out of it, your destinations, and any messages you wish to convey. It also has to be […]

2015: a brief review.

For me personally, 2015 has been an incredible year. I have achieved milestones, celebrated many family occasions, and managed to fit in some travel. I rediscovered and renewed my interests in the blogosphere and have rejuvenated this blog. I completed a masters, and I finally began to learn Spanish. By far the most exciting accomplishment […]

22/08/16

This is the date that our travels begin. My girlfriend and I will be flying into Bangkok on 23/08/16 to start our adventures around South East Asia, Australia, and South America. The plan is in its inchoate stages and we have a lot of work to do, but this is the most exciting thing ever […]

Why I’m not changing my profile photo to a red, white, and blue flag.

While I obviously sympathise with the victims of the Paris Attacks and their families, as everyone should, I do not feel the need to prove my feelings by making a pretty superficial show of ‘solidarity’ by uploading a filter onto my existing, smiley profile photo. Under no circumstances am I criticising those who do find […]

How Will Climate Change Affect Refugees?

The way that the states of the European Union have dealt with the current and ongoing migration ‘crisis’ has been¬†frustrating both for migrants seeking a better, safer life with basic human rights, and for current European citizens. These citizens have, for the most part, been relatively accommodating to the large numbers of people entering their […]

Correction: Baghdadi not amongst the victims!

Within seconds of posting the last post, Reuters updated their news feed and it has been claimed by the local hospital that al-Baghdadi was not amongst the ISIS leaders brought in for treatment. This could be because he was not in the convoy in the first place; but it could also be because ISIS commanders […]

Follow-on from Sapiens post: Striving.

An interesting point that Harari has made which I don’t want to forget, is that by developing ourselves and the way that we interact with eachother/the world, we actually make life more difficult.  Ancestral hunter-gatherers became farmers so that they could have a constant source of food without having to go to the effort of […]

Currently Reading: ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari.

I am addicted to bookstore-browsing. Whoever I’m with, if we’re out shopping and I see a Waterstones (British high street bookshop chain), I will happily go in and spend – a little too much – time looking at all sorts of books; fiction, biographies, political histories, etc.. Last week during a visit to Birmingham, I […]

With or Without You – Fergie’s Utd Legacy

Originally posted on missmanutd:
Why fans should not worry about Louis van Gaal falling out with players. Most would not disagree with me when I say Sir Alex Ferguson was the greatest football manager of them all. He had longevity at the club and the trophies to back it up. His reign was one of…

Master

I’ve always wondered why young males are called ‘Master’ as their official title. As a smart-aleck kid, I always assumed that ‘Master’ was a better prefix then Mister; although I didn’t really know the difference.¬†In four months time, I will have an answer as to why I can be called a master. Today, I handed […]