54 Countries, 5 Continents
Welcome to my Journey round our beautiful planet! I use this blog to tell people my story, and also to help with the lonely times of solo travel. Follow my blog updates and read about my travels to World Wonders, Famous Cities, Historical locations and also plenty of ‘Dark Tourism’ too.
I have visited 4 of the 7 New Wonders of the World; Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Colosseum in Rome, Taj Mahal in India and Chichen Itza in Mexico. On top of that I have visited and seen amazing natural wonders like the Iguazu Falls, Mount Fuji, Grand Canyon and the stunningly magical Aurora Borealis.
My travel though has also taken me to some very sad, emotional and thought-provoking locations like Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh and also the ghost city of Pripyat just north of Chernobyl’s nuclear reactors.
Some more about me on a personal level…..
Well apart from travelling to all these places, I have a genuine interest in photography, language, and playing music. So yes I love to photograph all the amazing places I have been lucky to see, but also to try and speak the local languages of wherever I have visited. Although I can speak to a conversational level in languages such as Italian, German, Japanese and currently learning Mandarin Chinese.
So please enjoy my travel blog and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about any of the places I have been to, or if you just want some general travel or photography advice.
I will continuously post about the trips that I go on, but also the travel from my past, and hopefully with some multi-lingual videos too soon…..
Please follow my Instagram too @travelparkamonkeymatt
Peace and Love