ABOUT

So, everyone likes to travel… fair enough. How often, though, do you really get to travel? (If you don’t know what the word ‘travel’ means in italics, then you’re about to find out.)

My name’s Michael Turtle and you’re invited to come along as I explore the world until the money runs out, I get bored or I fall off the back of a motorbike (my biggest travel fear, by the way!). This blog isn’t a diary or a list of places to visit – it goes deeper to look at the people, the culture and the stories behind the brochures

I hit the age of 30 and quit my full time job (snooze!) in the Australian media so I could travel the globe at my own pace and really experience the places I visit. Through this blog, you can learn what I learn.

From hiking up the mountains of Yosemite National Park in the US (and drinking litres of water in the process)…

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…to relaxing on the beautiful islands of Thailand (and drinking litres of cocktails in the process).

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You can read all about the trip into North Korea, the heart of the axis of evil…

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…and see a different side of China, the world’s new superpower.

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Sometimes the travels won’t go as expected (like when the wheel fell off a van driven by a stranger I met online) and sometimes the strangest things will present themselves (like the meal that consisted of only animal penis).

Hopefully you’ll have a look through the site, subscribe to the RSS, follow me on twitter – and share this journey. As they say in France (and parts of Canada apparently), ‘bienvenue’ and ‘bon voyage’!

Feel free to head to the ‘Contact’ page if you’ve got any comments or suggestions.