In this weeks mini episode, I talk about how you can learn so much from people you meet on your travels. They don’t just have to be a person you met in some place once a few years back.
Luke Crane joins me to discuss the difference between living in London and Sydney. We discuss various aspects including, transport, entertainment, disposable income and accommodation. Twitter: @88lcrane Instagram: lc88lc
Also check out fellow backpacking podcast What the PhÓ Travel Podcast https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/what-the-pho-travel-podcast/id1023230544?mt=2
In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Aaron Phelps. Rather than focusing on travel, we cover a variety of topics ranging from Aaron’s TV appearance on Eggheads to Ryan Gosling’s injury time winning strike against Liverpool, all while enjoying a few beers in a Sydney pub. Follow Aaron twitter: Adubz16 Instagram: Adubz10
In September 2012, I took a trip to around Southeast Asia and had an amazing time, saw spectacular things and met some great people. However this podcast isn’t about all that, it’s about what I really took away from those 4 and a half months. My route was Singapore>Malaysia>Thailand>Cambodia>Vietnam>Laos>Thailand . The bar in Cambodia was JJ’s Playground. The Muay Thai Camp in North Thailand was Team Quest Thailand
In June 2009, I took a trip to America which I believe was the most important of my life. That summer I spent in New Jersey not only gave me amazing friends and memories but also showed me what opportunities there are in the world. In this episode, I reminisce about the incredible time I had, the chain of events that got me there and what I learned from the whole experience.
In this episode I discuss the best ways to survive long bus journeys. I start by outlining what to expect on these often crazy journeys before giving tips on how to make them easier.
After last episode’s dramatic cliffhanger, we conclude this 2 part special with Matt telling us what is actually happening in Vang Vieng right now along with his experiences in Cambodia and Vietnam. He also goes into detail about his Australian regional work explaining how and where he got it, what it was like and what he gained from that experience. For a visual perspective of Matt’s journey, check out his Instagram page: MATTWEVANS
“I’ve had it with these mothef*cking chickens on this motherf*cking bus”, said Matt, a man in his early twenties who was on a mission to travel as much of the world as possible. In part 1 of this 2 part special, Matt talks about travelling and living in Australia before embarking on his Asian adventure. You’ll get to hear about hiring motorbikes in various countries, trying to get round 4000 temples in 1 day and you guessed it, what happens when you put chickens on a bus.
Want to know what happens when you take a city guy and put him in the countryside? ‘Florida Boy’ Rich needed to do his 3 months ‘regional work’ in order to extend his Australian Visa and had to leave the comfort of the city to work in an extremely remote part of Australia. Find out what happened as Mr 239 talks about dealing with broken hands, dead cows, blistering heat and an unorthodox style of management. Also, with over 15 experience, Rich drops some serious knowledge of scuba diving.
Me and Hayley took a small trip to Tasmania that we loved but that didn’t exactly go to plan. Learn from our triumphs and calamities as we discuss life in a camper van, taking impossible wrong turns, breaking down, and towns with minimal facilities as we evaluate our trip from start to finish.
Sam Williams talks about his trip to Thailand, Laos, Singapore and then Australia. Sam and I discus topics such as travelling in a pair, overstaying your visa, holding in a poo for 3 days and of course the ‘Goon challenge’ gets airtime.
Jack Fidler joins me to discuss his time teaching English in Bangkok. As well as TEFL, Jack talks about the Thai lifestyle, spending Christmas away from home and his travels after teaching. Other vital topics discussed are the myth of ‘Chang roulette’, Lady-boys and the time that I met darts legend Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor. Any questions you have about teaching English as foreign language, hit Jack up on Twitter: @jfid_ or Instagram: jfid_
The first episode ever recorded. My friend Matt Brown and I discuss some of the highs and lows of travelling in Australia. Topics include, regional work, getting through the difficult times, Uluru and the myth of being paid $30 an hour to scratch your arse.
After receiving feedback about Dan being difficult to hear in episode 2, the episode as been digitally remastered in order to make Dan more audible.
Daniel Shipley joins me to discuss all things travel. Dan is a singer/songwriter who’s latest album ‘Climb The Wall’ is available on tunes, soundcloud and YouTube. Check out danielshipley.co.uk
Paul Moran joins me to discuss his year in Australia. We cover important topics such as getting employment, completing your 88 days of regional work required for a 2nd year visa, learning to scuba dive and how long it would take to drink a 4 Litre box of goon to yourself. Paul is doing Tough Mudder in September and is raising money for MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) . If you would like to donate, you can do so by going to https://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Moran2015/
Phil Taffley is an experienced traveller who has ventured into 39 countries across 6 of the 7 continents. In this episode, me and Phil share experiences from our various adventures. Phil discuses his favourite place to visit, favourite place to live and the most beautiful sight he has ever seen. We talk Brazil, New Zaland, Cambodia and much, mcuh more. He can be contacted for any advice about travelling and backpacking through Twitter: @taffers Instagram: taffers18 and taffers21.tumblr.com
Short introduction to what the podcast is all about