The Corn Flake Traveller
I started travelling in September 2002 and 13 years later I have eaten flakes in 77 countries. After 10 years on the road I've written a book
(which led to some publicity in national newspapers and magazines), I blog for a diabetes charity
and I've started making films
about my various trips
If you need convincing to read on, over the years I’ve slept in a Mosque, in a barn, up mountains, in the desert and outside Venice with 200 dogs. I’ve visited ancient sites such as the Angkor complex, Gobekli tepe, Machu Pichu, a lost city in the Colombian jungle and I’ve excavated pyramids in Bosnia. I’ve hang-glided over Rio, Hot-air ballooned over the Valley of the Kings, white water rafted in Ecuador and para-glided in Argentina. I’ve come across a huge variety of animals like hippos, baboons, condors, llamas, desert foxes, bears, Komodo dragons, an anteater and loads of different monkeys. I’ve been diving with sharks, manta rays, turtles, seahorses, dolphins and I’ve ridden a camel and an elephant.
I’ve encountered lots of people, the vast majority good and just a few bad (usually immigration and border control). I have received random acts of kindness from shopkeepers, people on buses, an evangelical Christian and a guy in Mauritania even lent me his house.
I’ve seen huge salt flats, the Sahara, the jungle, walked on glaciers, taken boats down the Amazon, the Nile and the Mekong and I’ve also cycled over 13500 miles, through 22 European countries, including cycling across the Alps. I’ve modelled in a fashion show, been interviewed on Peruvian radio (in Spanish), I’ve searched for UFOs in the desert, flown over the Nazca Lines, been to a music festival in the Sahara and I was almost kidnapped by Al-Qaeda.
All these experiences happened during my first decade which ended in Sept 2012. I spent the rest of the year writing and then in February 2013 I self-published my first book, which was followed by some media attention, me writing some short stories for magazines and a book, I formed the Modern Explorers with some friends I met travelling and I started learning how to make films. I have been written about in various newspapers, countless websites, interviewed on radio stations in Ireland, Holland, Dubai and England and I even appeared on TV in Australia. All this happened in an effort to publicize my book
which features diary extracts describing my favourite experiences on the road as I try to eat a bowl of Corn Flakes in every country in the world.Click for My Website and Social Media Links Click to Read my Full Biography Click to See all the Countries I have Corn Flakeified