‘Al’ Around The World

The Trip Of A Lifetime

Hello! Welcome to my travelling blog!

Over the next 9 months my girlfriend, Emily and I will travel to 12 different countries around the world.

Throughout this blog you can expect to read short anecdotes, as well as seeing stunning snapshots and videos recorded from Emily’s DSLR and my GoPro.

An Update (17/06/20)
Today marks 3 months since Emily and I landed back in Manchester after we were forced to abandon our planned 10 months away because of the Coronavirus pandemic. A lot has changed in the world, in particular with regard to the Black Lives Matter movement and with the fight against COVID since we caught an …
Sri Lanka Day 4 – 9 | Tea Picking, Train Ride & Nine Arch Bridge
You can read about my first three days in Sri Lanka by clicking here. The next day, we visited Kandy's sacred Temple of the Tooth; picked and tasted tea from a functioning tea factory in Katukitula and took the train from Nuwara Eliya to Ella, which has been dubbed as the best journey in the …
Sri Lanka Day 1 – 3 | Hiking Pidurangala & Sigiriya Rock, Safari & Cooking Class
In this and the next blog post, I'll be detailing the amazing 9 days we had in Sri Lanka. On our first day, we visited the Dambulla Caves, before climbing Pidurangala in the evening. The views of Sigiriya Rock (which we climbed the following morning) were absolutely spectacular and great for getting the 'perfect Instagram …

Blogs By Countries

Take a look at my blogs for each country.

South Africa


Sri Lanka

Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Malaysia



New Zealand


USA & Canada