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Name: Mike
Hometown: Birmingham, England, UK
Location: Ascot, England, UK
Join Date: November 11, 2012
Contributions: Bluenose has written about 218 places, shared 5,514 photos, left 1,147 comments, and smiled 1,762 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
Feb 12, 2018 – Feb 18, 2018
Asmara, Keren, Massawa, Dahlak Islands and Qohaito with Lupine Travel.
Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 4, 2018
Mazar e Sharif - Samangan - Balkh - Buzkashi - Aqcha
Apr 4, 2018 – Apr 11, 2018
I have booked to go to Socotra in April 2018 by ferry. It still could get scuppered by the authorities so fingers crossed.
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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
6 countries left to visit to complete the UN 193+2 nation members.s
azizioni says:
SO you going to Socotra!! you are a real adventurer Mike :) .looking forward to read your blog.
Posted on: Dec 24, 2017
Munawwar says:
Good luck for your upcoming trip to Mali. Stay safe, I will be waiting for a detailed blog..
Posted on: Oct 27, 2017
gingerbatik says:
you welcome Mike:) It was interesting to read and see your African blog.
I should expand my trip horizon and tick new countries since apparantely I travel to the same countries most of the times, and you are the best source of information to find out which country to visit:)
Thinking to go to Madagaskar next summer and hopefuly the plague is gone by then.
I look forward to your Libya trip. Have a great day.
Posted on: Oct 24, 2017
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Bluenose's Travel Blogs

May 19, 2017 – Jun 03, 2017
Travels around the Horn of Africa
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Dec 05, 2016 – Dec 10, 2016
Travelling around Luanda and a few attractions in the immediate vicinity. Plus a day trip to the Angolan enclave of Cabinda san…
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Oct 27, 2016 – Nov 05, 2016
Cricket, boats and a train. A tour of Dhaka and then departing South by Rocket Steamer to The Sundabans National Park before he…
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This blog was featured on Saturday January 7th, 2017
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Bluenose's Travel Reviews

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Ridiculously Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Monrovia, Liberia
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