I was never a sporty child at school. I did finish 4th in the 100m in year 9 and 4th in the shot put in year 8. But I just never really gave a care in the world for P.E or PDHPE. As long as my Cross country times were under 20 minutes I would be gaining points for Jaberure.
As I grew older I started not relying on my mother for lifts. So I would walk everywhere. I walked from Castle Towers to my Mother house in Baulkham Hills. I walked from work in Rouse Hill back home, I walked from Parramatta to Baulkham Hills, I walked to the shitty Catholic church at St. Michaels.
These are some of the greatest walk I have ever done. If you are keen on getting your Nike lace up on then you can do it do.
1) New York City walk around.
"But then it was this one day in New York city where I gave the middle finger to public transport for the day and just used my human feet to get around this great city"
I started off in Park Avenue where I was living. I walked all the way down to the Bottom of Manhattan. Got on the Staten Island Ferry to Staten Island . Walking around the terminal building, walked across the Brooklyn bridge and then another bridge back to Manhattan.
On my way home I walked through China town and even past the Hasidim part of New York. I greeted the Hasedic Jews on a Friday with a SHALOM! and they barked back SHABBAT SHALOM.
The one thing I regret I didn't do was walk from the top of Manhattan to the very bottom.
2) Chastwoood to the Sydney CBD
I started spending allot of time in Chatswood on the North Shore in 2014. Allot of my female friends were living between Chatswood and the city so allot of the times I would go visit them in their appartment, have sex and walk back to the city or up to chatswood and get the bus home.
My usual walk would consist of Chatswood station down through Willoughby, into Crows nest, North Sydney, across the Harbour Bridge and into Town Hall. The first time I did such walk It was April 2014 and I was jobless and bored out of my life.
When I told the guy at 7/11 about my long walk he though I was Superman.
A walk like this would take around 2 hours, most of the time 3. Once I did extend my walk to the Bald Face Stag in Balmain and for laughs I could have walked all the way to Parramatta.
3) 18km around Almaty.
After a bit of a drive from the Krgyz/Kazakh border I hoped into a shared car and was dropped off in the middle of Almaty. The dipshit driver wants to charge me in Krgyz SOM as it has more value of 1000 som than 10,000 tenge. I told him THIS IS FUCKING KAZKAHSTAN AND WE USED TENGE.
This is like going to New Zealand and trying to use Aussie coins. You used to be able to sneak in a few 5 or 10 Cent pieces, but the Kiwis changed their 10 C and got arid of the 0.05!
I had a hostel located in the heart of Almaty. But the problem was MY ANDROID PHONE google maps wasn't working so well. It told me I had to walk from where I was for 18km to get to my hostel. But it wouldn't show me the route. By the end of the day I made it to the hostel just as my phone went flat.
My philosophy on accommodation is that the best hostels will always be TUCKED AWAY and this hostel made sense as it was better than that stupid one I stayed in when I first came to Almaty.
Having to walk 18km in Almaty did bring me back to my long walks.
4) From my home in West Birmingham to the city centre.
I always had a bad habbit of not wanting to spend money on the buses. The street I lived on in 2017 went all the way to the heart of Birmingham. I walked home from watching the Superbowl in 2017 I got home safe but that was untill I got punched out in April 2017 outside Broad Street that I realized walking though the city part of Birmingham is unsafe.
5) Walking to that island in Lidingo
When I first came to Stockholm in December 2016 there was one thing I wanted to do and that was get to the island of Lidingo. We all know that Stockholm is a giant archapelligo filled with many islands.
One of the last thing I did in Stockholm was walk from the city, get the tram across the bridge and get to Lidingo. After discovering a huge block of embassies (DR CONGO, Eritrea, El Salvador, Ukraine, Zimbabwe) I found the North Korean embassy where I actually got to see a real North Korean park his car inside the embassy compounds.
I reminded my followers that if you want a tour of the DPR Korea, you can pick up your visa and get it glued into your Swedish Passport (LIKE MAGIC!)
When I moved to Stockholm for a month, I made it my Aim to walk all the way from my house in Farsta to the DPR Korean embassy in Lidingo. That is what I did. It took 18km of walking and 6 hours.
To be far I did stop off in Sansbourg Cemetery to water Quorthons grave. But the important thing was I made it to the DPR Korean embassy and I took the expensive public transport back home.
Walking to the castle where Countess Bathory was jailed and died
After getting Ukraine in my passport during August 2018, my next aim was to revisit Slovakia after 5 years. I had hardly seen anything in the country and I never saw a Slovak flag flying during the drive from Prague to Budapest.
I was telling people on Facebook how great it was to be back in Slovakia. My fellow Australian in London Duke Fang of Suka Squadron told me to go visit this Castle where countess Bathory was jailed and died
Countess Bathory killed around 600 people in her life time. She spent the rest of her days locked in a prison Castle where she died.
Centuries later a young Swedish man called Peter Forseborg would become Quorthon and form a band called BATHORY in honor of the Countess of Bathory.
Instead of going to Bratislava. I got off the train and waited for the local train to get me to this town.
It took me about 1 hour and 40 minutes to reach the top off this castle before 8am. The castle doesn't open till 10am so I waited it out by writing this blogpost on a bench overlooking the town I just come from!
After many years of wandering around Capital cities of various countries I have started to find a niche by walking around lesser known cities
7) London. I have walked a long way in London. I have done a whole lap of Hyde Park, I've walked past Buckingham Palace so many time, I've walked to gigs in London town. I've walked everywhere in London. But I don't think I really could walk 8 miles home after working 7-12 hours a day