I Need Stories

The posts in this category are tales from my travels around the world including my epic journey to all fifty states in America, as well as my road trip along the Silk Road. They are my travel diaries and, as such, include the good, bad, and ugly aspects of life on the road. Remember, everything you read is my opinion only. Beware! Click on a link below…

Beyond the Wall

March 18th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees North Wales - an entirely different animal to its southern counterpart. Taller mountains, longer place names, and a completely unintelligible accent make the north a quite curious place to visit. On the road from the south (there's only really one), it is every tourist's duty to stop at Portmeirion. A village built purely on one man's…

Castles, Coasts & Cattle

March 15th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees Welcome to my home: Wales. I come from a small corner of the South-Welsh countryside where the land is beautiful and the sheep even more so. I’m only joking, not all Welsh people are infatuated by sheep, some prefer goats or bullocks. But I do come from the sort of town whereby if a person…

Borealis Bounty

February 28th, 2018 Jack Noah Rees My final day in Iceland began with a forty-minute hop to the south-western corner of the island, in order to view another tourist attraction that has recently become synonymous with the country: the Blue Lagoon. Over the last few years, it has become one of the most photographed places in Iceland, with an incredible 32%…

The Golden Circle

December 26th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees After my first failed Aurora hunt late last night, it was rather difficult to prize oneself out from under the warm duvet early this morn. However, with only a few hours of daylight available, there was little other option. I quickly donned as many layers as I had in my suitcase, battled through the ceaseless…

An Icelandic Fairy Tale

December 14th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees A layover in Iceland is always a good thing because, with my long-haul from Canada refuelling in Reykjavik, I could ask for my bags, leave the airport, and book a different flight back to the UK in a week or so - which I did. Having just completed a four month road trip with Yugyeong,…

The Green, Green Grass of Home

November 11th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I escaped the KGB in Transnistria, crawled through catacombs in Ukraine, before being denied entry to Belarus. This week, is our last - and we still must get from just-outside Kiev, to just-outside Kidwelly, my family’s house to be exact, in less than eight days. The race is on. Day 99…

Soviet Reunion

October 22nd, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I met with god and the devil in the Bulgarian countryside, crossed the Danube into Romania, before surviving a freezing Transfagaraʂan Highway to reach Bran. This week, we begin the journey north, through some of Europe’s darkest, and most surprising corners. Day 92 - Bran, Romania to Chiʂinau, Moldova Our penultimate…

The Not-So-Grand Bucharest Motel

October 16th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I drove the length of Turkey, stopping by the mosques of Istanbul, before finally arriving at the E.U frontier. This week, we delve deep into the Bulgarian countryside, celebrate my birthday in the ‘oldest city in Europe’, and cross the Danube into Transylvania. Day 85 - Kozlets, Bulgaria to Devils Throat…

Cold Turkey

October 10th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Last week, Yugyeong and I visited the birthplaces of the Kardashians, and Stalin (still coming to terms with that myself), before bellowing “Das Vidania” to the Caucuses. This week, we shadow the Black Sea across the length of Turkey, transit Istanbul, before coming face-to-face with a familiar flag. Day 78 - Gori, Georgia to Iʂikli,…

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