Running Away From Responsibilities

What to do when you've been in the same job for 14 years and can't afford a house? Travel the world of course!

I was thinking thoughts that fit me. Walking in the forest, raindrops dropping on me from the trees. I found myself arriving here and there. And always, everywhere, I knew, was the right place for me.

P. Saarikosi (1937-1983)


December 3, 2017

After a four-day detour back to Yerevan in an ultimately futile attempt to pre-organise a visa for Iran, it was time to resume my travels in southern Armenia. I arrived at the bus station in plenty of time, avoiding my earlier issue of bag storage on the bus. Four hour...

November 7, 2017



After nearly a week in Yerevan, it was time to experience the rest of Armenia.

Step one – learn how to pronounce Yeghegnadzor well enough so I don’t get pointed to the wrong bus.

Step two – where does the bus leave from? Not one of the main stations a...

October 31, 2017

Given I left home five months ago, this blog is well overdue. So where better to start than the city I've just spent over a week in. 
I must say I generally don't have huge expectations when it comes to Soviet-era cities. Tbilisi was nice enough but my impression...

October 31, 2017

I know what you're thinking - "Another travel blog? Just what the world needs." And to some extent you're right, the net is awash with them. So why am I doing it? Several reasons really. Since I'm taking a year out from the 9 to 5 grind, I want to develop some new skil...

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