Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism sights around the world. But first: What is Dark Tourism? Dom Joly, in 2011, published a book called ‘The Dark Tourist, Sightseeing… Continue reading Are You a Dark Tourist? The Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.
It is so important, no really, it is SO important, to buy travel insurance! Seriously, getting travel insurance is vital.
Tiraspol, the capital city of Transnistria is a real bucket list destination for the curious, the nostalgic and the dark tourists of the world. So what is there to see in Tiraspol? What is there to to do in Tiraspol? Well, here we will show you the best tourist sights in Tiraspol.
Welcome to the next instalment of our five month trip. Sorry that it has been such a long break. You join us, dear readers, in a rattling second class train bound for Kolar Gold Fields. The heat is kept manageable by the dusty breeze rushing through the window bars. Mr Fluskey has a small child… Continue reading Volunteering in Kolar Gold Fields, India
Egypt is a wonderful adventure. Ancient landscapes, gods, legends and dusty treasures abound. You can feel like an adventurer just by diving into a souk. Our favourite adventure, however, was travelling from Luxor to Cairo on the sleeper train.
Forget Secret Lagoon, scoff at Hidden Beach, LIO Tourist Estate is the only place you will avoid the crowds on a trip to El Nido in the Philippines.
When you think of cheap budget travel destinations a few ideas might spring to mind. India, Vietnam, Eastern Europe. But have you considered Egypt? Here are eight and half reasons why you should.
Our time in Kolkata was very special. A very happy diary clash meant that we were in Kolkata for both Diwali and Kali Puja. These happen at around the same time, and so we were able to join in with all of the festivities. What is Diwali? Diwali (or Deepavali) is known as the festival… Continue reading Diwali & Kali Puja in Kolkata – A Double Whammy
There is an expression about Kolkata, “Where Kolkata leads, India will follow”. Well that’s the gist anyway. This can be seen throughout its recent history. Kolkata, then known as Calcutta, was the centre of the British Raj until the capital was moved to New Delhi. During this time money poured in from the British Empire… Continue reading Kolkata, India – A Glimpse of the Past
From one holy city (Varanasi), to another and this time it is Bodh Gaya. An unassuming town that holds the most holy sight for Buddhists in India. Bodh Gaya (or Buddhagaya) For such an important location, Bodh Gaya is quite a modest place. It definitely has a small town feel about it, with the touts… Continue reading Bodh Gaya – Buddhas, Boys and Balls