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Name: Mike
Hometown: Birmingham, England, UK
Location: Ascot, England, UK
Join Date: November 11, 2012
Contributions: Bluenose has written about 219 places, shared 5,534 photos, left 1,156 comments, and smiled 1,771 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
May 23, 2018 – May 23, 2018
Oceanwide expeditions cruise OTL02B - Aberdeen to Spitzbergen
Jan Mayen, Norway
May 25, 2018 – May 25, 2018
Oceanwide expeditions cruise OTL02B - Aberdeen to Spitzbergen
May 27, 2018 – Jun 2, 2018
Oceanwide expeditions cruise OTL02B - Aberdeen to Spitzbergen
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Countries I've Traveled To
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Books you might find in my backpack
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Most Memorable Travel Experience
* USA coast to coast by Greyhound bus (twice)
* LA to Cartagena, Colombia overland.
* Cape Town to Nairobi overland.
* Cairo to London overland.
* Trekking to see the Mountain Gorillas in Zaire
* Zambezi white water rafting and flying over Victoria Falls by microlight.
* Visiting Angel Falls, Iguassu Falls, Kaietuer Falls and Niagara Falls
* 7 day adventure cruise of The Galapagos Islands
* Climbing The Sydney Harbour Bridge
* Bungy jumping in New Zealand
* Sightseeing flight to Mt Everest
* Crossing the Sahara, Banjul to Ceuta by public transport.
* Visiting all 7 wonders of the World.
* Flying on Concorde JFK to LHR.
* Going to 5 Football World Cup Final tournaments & 4 Euro Championships
* Going to 5 Rugby World Cup Final tournaments
* A week in North Korea
4 countries left to visit to complete the UN 193+2 nation members.
cotton_foam says:
Hi, Mike!
Would you consider joining me at There are a lot of TBs already signed up for an account! :))
Posted on: Apr 01, 2018
itravel1 says:
Hey Mike
Hope all is well. I'm hoping to see DPRK next year and wanted to ask you a few questions. Where did you book your tour, in China or elsewhere? Would it be cheaper if booked in China, does it need a lot of time to do so? Private or group tour? I'm leaning towards private so I can better chose sites that would interest me. Young pioneers seem to have the cheapest price and this all seems fine because I think you are just handed over to the DPRK guides anyway...true? any help is greatly appreciated! Enjoy your travels, my friend!
Posted on: Mar 01, 2018
azizioni says:
SO you going to Socotra!! you are a real adventurer Mike :) .looking forward to read your blog.
Posted on: Dec 24, 2017
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Bluenose's Travel Blogs

The Seychelles - How it all went wrong.
Jan 14, 2018 – Jan 16, 2018
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Misadventure on Praslin Island
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Travels around the Horn of Africa
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This blog was featured on Sunday June 11th, 2017
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Bluenose's Travel Reviews

Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Lalibela, Ethiopia
I overheard a conversation by one tourist to another whilst I was boarding my flight about a "we…
Cheap "Hotels & Accommodations" in Nadi, Fiji
I arrived here by free shuttle bus without any prior research and expecting a dorm bed in a back…
Ridiculously Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Monrovia, Liberia
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