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Name: Mike
Hometown: Birmingham, England, UK
Location: Ascot, England, UK
Join Date: November 11, 2012
Contributions: Bluenose has written about 210 places, shared 5,008 photos, left 1,119 comments, and smiled 1,713 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
May 20, 2017 – Jun 3, 2017
Addis Ababa, Lalibella, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Harar.
May 26, 2017 – May 29, 2017
Somaliland - Hargeisa, Las Geel and Berbera.
May 29, 2017 – Jun 1, 2017
3 days in and around Djibouti city
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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
I have a goal to visit all 193 UN member states + 2 observer states. I currently have been to 176 + 2 and hope to visit 10 more each year.
I also want to visit 9 other self declared nations that have limited recognition. (Taiwan, Kosovo, Abkhazia, N Karabakh, N Cyprus, Western Sahara, Transdnistra, Somaliland & South Ossetia) Just 2 left of those to visit.
DAO says:
Glad you booked a tour. All mass transport is now defunct. Half of the restaurants in the guidebooks are gone as well. It really is worth it to go, but they have run their economy into complete ruin. You will be really amazed and take lots of photos.
Posted on: Apr 23, 2017
DAO says:
Hi Mike. You want to go to Eritrea next year?
Posted on: Apr 22, 2017
gingerbatik says:
thanks for the info:)
Posted on: Apr 06, 2017
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Bluenose's Travel Blogs

Angola - Luanda and Cabinda
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
Aug 06, 2016 – Aug 07, 2016
My attempt to drink a beer in each of the capital cities of the British Isles in 24 hours on the day of my birthday. …
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This blog was featured on Friday August 26th, 2016
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Bluenose's Travel Reviews

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
Situated on the coastal road close to the US Embassy is the Mamba Point Hotel. Hotels in Monrovi…
Ridiculously Expensive "Sights & Attractions" in Ascot, England, UK
One week a year in June is a famous horse racing event at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire Englan…
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