Taipei, Taiwan - Not Many Tourists Here! August 10th 2010 “This is beyond a joke,” I said, sweat dripping down my face, my t-shirt already sodden. Since getting off the airport bus at the central station, Angela and I had dragged our suitcases through the neon-lit city centre of downtown Taipei, wondering how the hell we would ever find the hotel. Twenty minutes later, after lugging the unluggable luggage up and down an underpass, I was ready to give ... read more
Asia » Taiwan » Taipei In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... 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.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
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