Ukrainian layover

​I caught train from Central London to Heathrow and briefly enjoyed an empty departures lounge (our flight was the second last of the day) before boarding and the wheels were up by 2310. I managed to go to sleep but the flight was only 3 hours so I was awake about an hour after falling … More Ukrainian layover

Nuweiba to Cairo

​Having arrived in Newiba just after 0100 (Egyptian time) we (the 8 tourists) were escorted off the ferry first albeit without our passports we were then walked across to the arrivals terminal, shepherded through security to the visa desk. Unfortunately Emily and I had taken the word of a Jordanian travel rep who said we … More Nuweiba to Cairo

Travelling to Iraq

​A few months ago my sister asked me what my next travel plans were.  When she found out I wanted to come to Iraqi Kurdistan, Jordan and Egypt she excitedly asked to join. We flew to Erbil from London Stanstead via Madrid and Istanbul.  We landed a little after 0100, after about 20 hours of … More Travelling to Iraq

3 countries, 2 border crossings and 1 very long day

We got up early knowing we had a long day ahead of us as we needed to travel from Banjul in Gambia back through Senegal, which surrounds Gambia and then onto Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. We flagged down a minibus, the main form of transport for locals (some who weren’t too impressed with pour … More 3 countries, 2 border crossings and 1 very long day