"Quirkyalone Thirtysomething Geek" according to my Twitter profile (@RTWBarefoot) ... came to enjoy travelling a bit later in life than most.
Likes culture, (dark) history, food, and scenery. Also has a masochistic habit of taking overly-long bus and train journeys.
Useless at foreign languages.
Imagine you're on a trip, using mostly cash only, in a relatively inexpensive area with inconvertible currency, and have been keeping to a vague budget. You get to having two days left, and you realise you're going to end up with having more money left than you... See More
Bolivia. And if you can get as far East as the Pantanal Wetlands, that's a big haven for wildlife, whilst the journey there will take you right across one of the cheaper countries in South America. See More
Hi! I have a question for all the (travel) bloggers and writers out there. How do you motivate yourself to write? Quite often I sit in front of a document knowing what to write, but not seeming to be able to make myself write. What techniques do you use to, well,... See More
This is a bit of a specific question, I'm afraid. I have some doxycycline left over from a recent trip to SE Asia, and so was hoping to use this as Malaria protection for West Africa - however I don't have enough for the whole trip. Assuming doxycycline is 'suitable' for... See More
Bali! I wasn't going to go there as I'd had an impression that it was basically party-central and not at all 'Indonesian', but I ended up having to pass through. Was only planning to stay for a couple of hours, ended up in Padangbai... See More
Tricky; at least in the centre, as most places serve Plzen, Gambrinus, or, less often, Staropramen, There is a "beer museum" (a pub) which does lots (at least 15-20) of different beers, and you can get a 5- or 10-glass tray of them. It's on the right hand... See More
a) Passport. Amongst other reasons, it's also the only proof of identity I've got .. b) Money, or some way of getting it. c) Camera, to record what I see, to remember things by, and just in case I come across something unusual that I may not believe my memory... See More
I don't use apps, due to my travelling with an old brick rather than a smartphone ... but the websites I use to plot and research are: Skyscanner - for sourcing air fares. I don't necessarily buy them through there, especially if I think it'd be cheaper to... See More
I've been around the world, and passed through some pretty uninspiring places (some places I've only seen from the window of a bus/coach, and that's been enough for me - stand up Indianapolis in particular), but, sticking to places I've... See More