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I Travelled To Every Country In The World On Public Transport. Why Can’t The UK Get it Right?

Considering THE UK invented the VERY CONCEPT OF MASS PASSENGER TRANSPORT, you’d think we’d have half a clue how to run a decent, affordable service. But we don’t. As far as the worst public transport service in the world is concerned, I’d have to tie the UK with the US. In short, it’s a frikkin’ embarrassment. Hell, at … Continue reading “I Travelled To Every Country In The World On Public Transport. Why Can’t The UK Get it Right?”

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The Ten Hats of Graham David Hughes – Part 2

Hat 5 – The Daredevil February 2010 – November 2010 (Lost) Libya, Algeria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Eritrea, North Korea… 2010 was the year of backpacking dangerously, and Hat 5 was on my head for almost all of it. From my home in Liverpool it came all the way across Eurasia (via a few leftover African nations) … Continue reading “The Ten Hats of Graham David Hughes – Part 2”

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The Ten Hats of Graham David Hughes – Part 1

For those who haven’t noticed, I tend to wear a hat. An Australian kangaroo skin Akubra, which I wear for consistency, recognisability and because I think it looks cool. Also, I’m thinning at the front and I don’t want anybody to know. There are, of course other more practical reasons for my hat – it … Continue reading “The Ten Hats of Graham David Hughes – Part 1”

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Top 20 Songs of Solo Travel – Part 2

10. This Mortal Coil – Song To The Siren Purists may question my decision to select a cover version over Tim Buckley’s original, but when a cover is this good, I really don’t give a monkey’s. Elizabeth Fraser of The Cocteau Twins here slowly, surely drawing me loving to her isle. A song about madness and loneliness, about the … Continue reading “Top 20 Songs of Solo Travel – Part 2”

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Top 20 Songs of Solo Travel – Part 1

Let’s get something clear from the outset: this is not a dedicated list put together by an international team of musos who spend all day every day listening to cutting-edge music through ludicrously expensive Sennheiser noise-cancelling headphones. It’s a personal list of songs that – for one reason or another – I must have in my ears … Continue reading “Top 20 Songs of Solo Travel – Part 1”

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The Global Scouser

Hi Everyone, Happy Global Scouse Day and welcome to my brand spanking NEW website! Here I’ll be posting the geo-political, socio-economic and pop culture pieces that might possibly seem a wee bit out of place on JinjaIsland.com. Expect some juicy long-form essays tackling matters of great social import (such as “will Captain America go gay for Bucky?”) as well … Continue reading “The Global Scouser”

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