Kuwait City, Kuwait - My first ever trip alone! April 4th 2010 Visiting Kuwait was a huge milestone for me. For the first time I'd be travelling alone; something I'd have never entertained just a few years previously. On the short hop from Qatar, I was in the midst of two contrasting emotions: excitement and apprehension. I was excited at the prospect of visiting a brand new country and seeing what it had to offer, but I couldn't shake off the underlying feel ... read more
Middle East » Kuwait » Al Kuwait Britain oversaw foreign relations and defense for the ruling Kuwaiti AL-SABAH dynasty from 1899 until independence in 1961. Kuwait was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990. Following several weeks of aerial bombardment, a US-led, UN coalitio... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
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In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info