Hello and welcome to my Travel Blog!
So the basics of this travel blog. I’m Dave, from Bath in the UK, in my 30’s. Originally my travel blog began to document my travels, and you read my stories using the ‘Travel Diary‘ option on the menu. I’m now expanding it to included country and city guides, travel advice and inspiration. And also photos galleries, because photography is fun! Use the above menu to browse!
Why ‘Dave Does The Travel Thing’?
Why did I choose this as my travel blog name? Well it’s simple really. I wanted something personal, so my name was a simple choice. But also something anyone could relate to. So ‘the travel thing’. That idea of wanderlust, exploration, backpacking and so forth.
Where have I been?
So far my travels have mostly taken my throughout Europe and South East Asia, and I hope to explore many more places in future!
What do I enjoy?
I am very interested in history. A lot of my travel is therefore history focused, though I also love natural beauty and learning about different cultures.
How do I travel?
The style of travelling I embrace the most is ‘backpacking’ though I do enjoy long weekends and short city breaks too. Generally I stay in hostels (usually dorms though a private room is always needed now and then!). I value the ‘people’ side of travel just as much as the sights and sounds. I like to mingle with both locals and other travellers when I can.
Has it all been fantastic?
Actually no, it hasn’t. After 7 months in Southeast Asia in 2016 I fell ill and it turned out to be serious. As a consequence I then spent 7 more months in the UK on a high dose of medication. I’m all cured now, but it was a horrible time.
So why still do it?
Because I was unlucky, and I don’t want that to stop me enjoying what I love.
What does the future hold?
Who knows? All I have in mind is that there are many, many places I want to explore! And I shall do my best to see them!
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All the photos I use on this travel blog are either ones i’ve taken myself or ones that people have taken of me!
The picture i’ve used as my header image for this blog was taken in Cambodia at Angkor Wat in 2016.
The picture i’ve used for this ‘About Me’ is of myself standing in front of the Colosseum in Rome. It was taken in September 2014.