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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 1,113 comments, and smiled 1,709 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
Mar 25, 2017 – Mar 27, 2017
Apr 9, 2017 – Apr 14, 2017
Ulan Bator & Ger Camp
May 20, 2017 – Jun 3, 2017
Addis Ababa, Lalibella, Gondar, Bahir Dar and Harar.
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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
I have a goal to visit all 193 UN member states + 2 observer states. I currently have been to 174 + 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:
By any chance is your profile photo from Slieve Donard?
Posted on: Mar 18, 2017
alyssa_ob says:
Hi Mike, I did make it home safely and all that. How about you? Did the strike make travel difficult?
Posted on: Feb 24, 2017
joseph98 says:
Thanks Mike! Yeah, I wanted to get it down nice and quickly whilst it was still fresh in my mind. Hope all is well with you? I can see from FB you've been doing quite a lot of travelling in recent weeks (no change there then!).
Posted on: Feb 21, 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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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…
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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
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