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Name: Michael
Hometown: Solihull, England, UK
Location: Saint Andrews, Scotland, UK
Join Date: January 11, 2017
Contributions: maykal has written about 100 places, shared 972 photos, left 67 comments, and smiled 51 times.
Interested in: showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs, just browsing!
Travel Plans
Mar 24, 2017 – Mar 26, 2017
Last minute idea...
Tbilisi, Georgia
Jun 20, 2017 – Sep 1, 2017
The plan is to do a Georgian language course in Tbilisi over the summer, but nothing concrete yet...
dream destination
After 2 years living within spitting distance of the Eritrean border and being unable to cross, I'm extremely curious about Eritrea
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Turkish, French...and learning Georgian, Kurdish and Gaidhlig
A newly-exiled VTer looking for a new home...I'm an Arabic teacher based in a little Scottish town on the North Sea coast, and travel whenever I can.
NickelP says:
You're welcome! It's been a very interesting read. Enjoy your upcoming trip!
Posted on: Mar 12, 2017
DAO says:
And you are back on your travels in a few days. Have fun in the big city.
Posted on: Mar 12, 2017
planxty says:
Another one missed. I have just literally found dozens of VT members that I have not asked to be frinds as I have only just worked it out. You know what a numbskull I am with techie stuff.
Posted on: Mar 08, 2017
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maykal's Travel Blogs

Jan 06, 2014 – Jan 19, 2017
Iraq -› Zakho, Iraq -› …
Two trips to the northern Kurdish region of Iraq, in March 2010 and January 2014, combined in one blog...not sure how this is g…
Overview 10,914 words 427 21 107
This blog was featured on Friday March 3rd, 2017
Jul 04, 2016 – Jul 09, 2016
Exploring the tiny breakaway republic of Abkhazia, wedged between the Caucasus mountains and the Black Sea. Over 6 days, using …
Overview 8,234 words 310 9 54
This blog was featured on Wednesday February 1st, 2017
Moldova & Transnistria 2016
Mar 16, 2016 – Mar 20, 2016
A week in Moldova, including a 3-day jaunt into another "country that doesn't exist", the breakaway republic of Transnistria, a…
Overview 2,235 words 227 5 48

maykal's Travel Reviews

Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Erbil, Iraq
It seems only fitting that one of the oldest monuments in the world should be almost surrounded …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gagra, Georgia
An unmissable sight in Gagra is the old cinema, a grand building standing high above the colonna…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gagra, Georgia
What used to be the hub of the early resort is now somewhat abandoned. The large square (I think…
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