Podcast #053: Off-Season Almost-Post-Pandemic Last-Minute Travel

Sat on a train, at a table, with a backpack on the opposite seat, I'm in front of a large carriage window looking at the camera. Hat, asexual pride mask, long-sleeved t-shirt, dungaree shorts, and bare feet.

Welcome to Episode 53 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This podcast episode talk about my recent week-long backpacking trip to Northern Ireland. However, it’s less about Northern Ireland specifically, and more about the practical side of backpacking for a week in off-season while there are still Covid pandemic restrictions and admin to contend with. Though I do talk a little about some of the places and museums I visited. That said, the ‘T word’ probably deserves its own podcast at some point so I only talk about that in passing; indeed I think I mention Parkrun more.

Topics discussed include:

  • Why this podcast episode, and that I have a cold
  • Storm Dudley
  • Why Northern Ireland
  • Backpacker Hostels in Belfast
  • Tourist Attractions Not To Visit In Bad Weather
  • Booking museums in advance because of Covid
  • Being the only person on a museum tour that you book in advance because of Covid
  • Buying bus and train tickets not in advance
  • AirBnBs
  • Barefoot Parkrunning at Falls Park
  • Pubs and cafes and why I have a cold
  • Accepting drinks from strangers feels awkward
  • It was all rather easy in the end

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice. Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do. In addition, a PDF transcript of this episode is available by clicking here.

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No contributions on this pod. Maybe I sampled someone else’s pod. Maybe.

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