Looking for tickets or info for the Get Happy Tour 2018 featuring Bowling for Soup, Army of Freshmen and The Aquabats?

This domain name was used for the Get Happy Tour back in its original run around 10 years ago, when I used to do work for BFS and AOF. However, for the past 5 years it has been used for my travel blog as I never thought we would have another Get Happy Tour and I didn't want it to go to waste.

But as a favour to two bands who have done a lot for me over the years, and so you don't miss out, ticket info is:
O2 Presale: 10am on 25 September
General Onsale: 10am on 27 September.

Tickets available from ticketmaster.co.uk and bowlingforsoup.com
 


The Travels of Charlie

August 18th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments

Since the end of 2010 I have had a loyal travel mascot called Charlie. He has travelled with me everywhere from Nicaragua to Uganda and even spent three weeks with me volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Unfortunately he didn’t join me in time to visit North Korea in 2010 or any of my trips before then but from now on whenever I travel wherever I go he will go.

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Charlie at the Olympic Rings in the Residential Zone of the Athlete’s Village

Whenever I travel I never usually post updates from the road due to the nature of my trips but I have started posting Charlie updates on Instagram, either when I travel or shortly after I return, in order to bridge the gap between my travels and when I have a chance to type up my blog.

You can follow Charlie on Instagram using the hashtags #thetravelsofcharlie and #losviajesdecharlie. You can also follow me on Instagram @scottcabal, where I try to post one travel photo per week throughout the year depending on my schedule.

 

The latest updates from Charlie

Charlie : Madrid

Charlie has spent the last few days with me visiting Madrid while I visit a new city and attempt to practice Spanish in advance of my trip to Chile next month. We have only been here two nights, and are soon due to go back to the airport for our return flight, but we have […]

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Charlie : Moscow Airport

We had an unexpected re-route on our way back from Kyrgyzstan to London. You can read more about this in the main section of the blog but to cut a long story short I needed to come back from Central Asia earlier than planned for personal reasons and so, after surviving Kyrgyz public transport, I […]

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Charlie : Kyrgyzstan

Charlie is now with me in the Hotel Holiday in Bishkek after a great time in Kyrgyzstan. It has been both boiling hot and freezing cold, there has been great food and nice people, and we have seen all sorts of scenery ranging from mountain lakes to rocky canyons and from great plains to alpine […]

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Charlie : Uzbekistan

Charlie crossed into Kyrgyzstan with me this afternoon after a few days in Uzbekistan. We only saw Tashkent, the capital of the country, and the Fergana Valley between Tashkent and Osh in Kyrgyzstan, but it was a nice introduction to the region. In Tashkent we had a look around the city, saw the main sights, […]

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Charlie : Istanbul

Today Charlie went with me on a city tour of Istanbul, Turkey. We are at the start of a trip to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan but my outbound flight includes a long layover in Istanbul and so I took advantage of the Turkish Airlines offer of a free city tour. This offer was pretty good, as […]

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Charlie : Hong Kong

Charlie has just returned to The UK after our trip to south east Asia, for a sailing trip around southern Myanmar with a few days in Thailand either side and an overnight layover in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was an experience to visit, especially in contrast to how quiet and relaxing the south of Myanmar […]

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Charlie : Phuket, Thailand

Charlie has enjoyed his time in Thailand. Phuket is not the sort of place that has ever interested me, as most people come here for the nightlife and the sterile beaches, but I did my best to get away from these and see some of the local culture. Before travelling to the Myanmar border we […]

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Charlie : Myanmar (aka Burma)

Charlie has spent the past week with me on a sailing trip through southern Myanmar (also known as Burma) and it has been really nice. I usually like to take trips which are full of activities, or at least which don’t have a large proportion scheduled for relaxation time, so this was a welcome change. […]

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Charlie : Ukraine

Charlie has returned from his visit with me to Ukraine, to see Kiev and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. I have already posted about Charlie’s experiences in Chernobyl, which was the main part of the trip, but he also travelled around Kiev too. While in the city he came with me on a tour of the […]

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Charlie : Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Charlie has spent the past few days exploring the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with me, helping to continue with my theme of visiting places that nobody (or very few) people that I know have visited and which are unique. Pripyat and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone were certainly unique. Seeing Chernobyl, the site of the worst nuclear […]

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To view all of Charlie’s updates click here.

 

Where has Charlie visited?

In addition to a few locations around The UK, and the time volunteering with me at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Charlie has visited Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Holland, Honduras, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Spain, Thailand, The USA, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. He has also transited through airports in Panama, Russia and Rwanda but unfortunately didn’t go through passport control there.

 

Photos of Charlie

Here are a few of my favourite Charlie photos. You can see many more by reading the updates in the “Travels of Charlie” category on the blog using the menu or the link in the section under the photos.

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Charlie in Santiago de Chile

 

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To view all of Charlie’s updates click here.

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