Tuscany, Italy.

“I have nothing to offer anyone except my own confusion” – Jack Kerouac.

Ciao, I’m @bloodytourist and I’ve decided to start re-start this old travel blog I used to spend some time writing. As well as just writing about travel, I’m going to offer some thoughts on life, education, politics, sport, music and everything else that pops into this head of mine. Sometimes when I think about things too much I just want to write about them. You can read about the bits that interest you. I’m a 20-something year old global citizen, originally hailing from Essex, England. I’ve spent the last few years living in Leicester, via Adelaide, Australia. I try and leave the country every month. I find that if I spend any longer than that in one place I start to go crazy. I have real itchy feet. I always travel on a budget. I’m a self-financing student after all. Because of my need to travel I never have much money, but I don’t care. I’ve got the priorities I need.

Follow me on Twitter, send me an email, follow my blog, or just leave a comment. I occasionly say things.


Want to know more? Here are some un-fun facts.

1. I’m British and I don’t like Tea. Or any hot drink for that matter. They all taste horrible.
2. My favourite country so far is New Zealand.
3. I can only speak English. I want to learn Spanish.
4. I’ve lived and studied in Australia for a year.
5. I eat too many sweets and hate dentists. It’s why I have shit teeth.
6. I once drove 10,000km’s through the desert in under a month. And I only crashed once.
7. I prefer the country to the city.
8. I enjoy rock-climbing. I once mountain-biked with a 6 time paralympic gold medallist.
9. My favourite music is ska, punk and reggae.
10. I don’t fear flying, but I don’t like it. It’s really, really boring.
11. I once pretended I was the lead singer of a band to get free drinks. It worked…



  1. Hi Anthony! I’m glad to see your study abroad has started well! I just nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. Maybe lovely isn’t quite the right word but I definitely think it is worthy of others to check it out. Check out http://wp.me/p2qzmi-m4 for all the info. Cheers!

    1. Anthony Braybrooke · · Reply

      Hey, and thanks! Wow thank you, that’s really kind of you. I’ll have to get around to doing the same. :) x

  2. I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award! You can see my post here: http://pennilesstraveler.com/2012/08/25/the-sunshine-award/ Congrats!!

    I don’t know if it’s cheating because you guest posted today, but I don’t really care. Thanks again for your post! It seems like people really enjoyed it =)

    1. Anthony Braybrooke · · Reply

      Thank you very much, I really appreciate it! As soon as I get a few minutes I’ll make sure I pass it on. Need to sort out the link to the guest post first! Glad people are enjoying it!

  3. Anthony – Have fun in Australia – such a lovely place.

    I found it interesting that you liked my blog, since I am almost old enough to be your grandmother :-) But I do, and always have, shared your love for travel and new experiences. When I was 18, I left home (U.S) and lived in Spain/traveled Europe for most of a year. It was one of the best things I ever did. Changed my life. I hope your year in Australia is as fulfilling!

    1. Anthony Braybrooke · · Reply

      Thank you so much for taking the time to pop over and comment! :) That’s one thing I love about travel, it has no boundaries or restrictive qualities. You can be any age or gender, hold any jobs or political views, have a lot of money or not much at all – everyone just takes their different path. And it’s always interesting to read about other peoples! :) Thank you!

  4. Jesus I wish I had thought of something even half witty to say about you being an Essex BOY!
    Enjoy what 2013 brings … all good, and many more experiences to record I am sure.

  5. Nice to meet you. Cheers for the follow, and happy travelling :)

    1. Thank you very much. Safe travels!

  6. Hi Anthony – love the blog! Will definitely follow along.

    PS.. with your ‘unfun facts’ #11… that’s genius. Last week I pretended to be an aura reader to get free drinks. It didn’t work. Yet.

    1. Thanks! Keep trying. A wine-blogger at wineries works too. Although I guess there’s more truth to that one!

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