The Best Stories

After reading back on all my diary and blogs entries, I’ve decided to divide the book into my 20 best stories as chapters. Although this may change and the titles will certainly change.

… my 20 best stories are:

 1)            THE BEGINNING:

A comical short chapter explaining how I went from having no plans to ever travel to 3 weeks later being in the USA with my first backpack on my back.

2)            SAN FRAN SHOWER:

As an 18 year old virgin, in the USA, my “Aussie” accent and a few beers, turned me into a hero overnight, fulfilling every mans dream of having an eroticshower with 7 beautiful naked girls as my innocence went down the plug hole.

3)            LIVING IN THE CAR & FOREST:

All the laughs of living in a car and forest for a month whilst waiting to get into a clinical trial and living for free hunting rabbits and experiencing true homelessness.


Within 1 crazy week- I lived in a forest, flew to Germany to test two heart drugs never tested on humans together before, and then became a stand up comedian live on the German radio.

5)            GREEK ISLES RUN:

May have done a drug run (being young and naive) from Germany to the Greek Isles for some Millionaires we hardly knew and lived in their mansion for months on the Greek Isles.


Jimmy and I almost killed ourselves bleaching our hair with pool chlorine trying to be cheap and wanting the surfer look.

7)            SPEED BOAT:

Sunk a brand new speed boat – and almost did it again 2 weeks later after getting it repaired.

8)            CAVE STUCK:

Caught in a massive remote cave at midnight for hours in an isolated part of one of the Greek Isles having 3 torches die and the last one almost out of battery.

9)            MAGIC MUSHROOMS:

Trying ‘Space Cake’ and the worlds strongest ‘Magic Mushrooms’ for the first time and at the same time on a Saturday night in the middle of Amsterdam is not the best idea I’ve ever had.

10)         EAT THE BURGER:

A drunken and armed Swedish Army ‘Boss’ forces Jimmy and I to eat 4 straight Big Macs almost at gun point, after another strange night of homelessness in Europe.

11)         POLICE LINE UP:

Trying to earn 10 pounds to do a Police Line up in Scotland sounded like a good idea. That was until I got picked as the armed robber!


Walking across Scotland to save money and see the country in the middle of winter seemed like a smart thing to do until we got caught out in bad weather, in a broken tent, with hypothermia setting in.


One of the world’s most dangerous mountains almost claimed our lives in a complete “white out” blizzard and -20°C weather, as we were surrounded by steep cliffs with no visibility and the darkness of night settling in.


Being heartbroken in Thailand was a tough time in my life, made even tougher by almost being raped by a lady boy after a drunken night out in Phuket.

15)        NEPAL RIOTS:

From Mt. Everest in the morning, to being lost on a broken motorbike in the middle of Nepal, to almost being stoned to death in a riot then falling down an ancient pit causing internal injuries. The craziest single day of my life!

16)        INDIAN GEM SCAM:

Going with your gut feeling always pays off. After originally agreeing to smuggle $30,000 of gems from India to England, I changed my mind to the dismay of my scammers, was almost beaten senseless, and saved myself from being ripped off thousands of dollars.


A “what goes around comes around” funny story. A bus ride from hell and near head on collision with an oncoming bus, ends up working out for the best, when our bus is written off and windows explode in my face.

18)        SERBIAN MAFIA:

Having a nice cabin on an overnight train from Serbia to Bulgaria all to myself was going well. That was until the Serbian Mafia entered my cabin and forced me to help them with their criminal activities or face the punishment.

19)        PERU RIOTS:

After I almost missed my overnight bus across Peru, the bus is stopped in a town in the middle of nowhere after rioters lit the sides of the road on fire, smashed glass on the road, and threw rocks at the bus. I’m forced to live like a fugitive hiding from rioters in a town for 2 days.

20)        SAN PEDRO PRISON:

Arriving in Bolivia was unplanned, and so was everything that happened there. From a dingy underground “coke den” I find myself illegally talking my way into a prison and being shown around by prisoners by tipping off the guards to let me in behind the prison bar gate.

Although I could have written many more stories, these are 20 of my best stories. The are my most entertaining stories all in chronological order. All stories are 100% non-fiction however I will need to fictionalize them to a certain extent to create flow, and also stop myself from being sued for libel by protecting peoples identities.

The book is currently being written and should be ready for sale 2015-2016.

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  1. I can’t wait till it is published. I just wish we were reading about someone else’s son’s hair raising adventures! We were so lucky to have you home alive.

    • Thanks Mum,
      You gotta love it when your very first comment comes from your own mother 😛
      …hitting the big time 🙂

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