About Juanito’s Travels – travel adventure stories from around the world

Ephesus, turkey

Welcome to Juanito’s Travels. Travel adventure stories and ideas for your own travel adventures around the world. Sometimes inspired by the late great Patrick Leigh Fermor’s travel adevntures that started with him walking across Europe in the 1930s from Holland to the then recently renamed Istanbul (was Constantinople as the 1953 novelty song by the Four Tops outlines. The song written on the 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans).

I’ve started a blog to document my wife and I’s trip to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Austria, Italy, Greece, Türkiye, and Mexico for my 50th birthday, though I begin with catching up on a trip to Thailand, the UK, Ireland, France and India when I was in my 20s in 1995 – many decades before my 50th birthday travels. Here it is: The 50-year-old backpacker blog. And here’s some of the Juanito’s Travels 50yr backpacker blogposts so far: Chiang Mai, Songkran (Thai New Year); Ayutthaya, near Bangkok to Lonely Beach, Koh ChangKoh Chang, Lonely Beach, Massages & Koh Chang Seafood;  and Chiang Rai, White Temple, Wat Rong Khun and a little more Songkran.

Ayutthaya Thailand

Here’s some stories from Mexico: Mexico City, XochimilcoGuadalajaraMeridaDay of the Dead Catrinas and Tequila Zoopa Doopers; Xochimilco; the Mayan jungle ruins on Palenque; a little crocodile I saw in Cancun; some cheap tacos I had in Mexico City on my very first visit there; and an interesting adventure in Yelapa in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

Xochimilco, Mexico City

Here’s some from Japan: Hiroshima, monuments to peace, A-bomb dome, cherry blossoms & batsSnow Monkeys of Jigokudani, and A wet & windy day at Tokyo Disneyland.

And here’s some more from other parts of the world: Out and about in Reykjavik, Iceland; from Dachau to Oktoberfestlemons of Capri and pizza of Naples; Rome in 31,415 stepsVenice, Burano & Murano; a Dodger Dog at Dodger’s Stadium; F*ck Hollywood LA; Outback Australia; something about a trip I took to India in the early 90s; Hammerhead’s guide to Cuba; visiting Hobbiton and Kaikoura in New Zealand; and Hitchhiking from France to England with Beth.

If you’re looking for something longer there’s my novela-length The Adventures of Kosio & Juanito (& Corinne). It’s set in the 90s, when I was in my 20s, on the east coast of Australia.

I’ve also started experimenting with travel videos check out: Songkran, Thai New Year Water Fun, Chiang Mai, Thailand; Happy Fun Time Guide to  San Cristobal de la Casa Chiapas, Mexico; and How to Get a Bus to Yelapa Jalisco, Mexico.

Juanitos travels town of Australia in Cuba

If you want to get in touch, send me an email or message me through one of the social media apps below. By the way Beth (of Hitchhiking from France to England with Beth fame above as opposed to all the other Beth’s out there), send us a message if you read this, haven’t seen you since that truck driver dropped us off in London.

fish n fish and Indian cow

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