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The Year in Review

Oh hell yeah!

Some of you may remember my 2010 year in review – a whopper year indeed. Check it out if you haven’t already or to remind yourself of the naughtiness.

I’d like to take this opportunity once more to thank all my readers and wish you guys a happy new year!

I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off, but this year has been the best yet! Today I look back at an amazing record breaking 2011 and give you guys a taste of what’s in store for 2012!

2011 in review

January – Feb

I started off with a little snowboarding in the French Alps, sleeping in a igloo and getting merry of mulled wine. Feeling a little chilly after that, I’m packed my bag for the Caribbean…

Me in Port-au-Prince

I flew to the island of Hispanola, touching down in Santo Domingo, the capital of Dominican Republic. My first night, I ended up in a gay bar after 4 in the morning to have one more beer (story) and end up banging the reigning Miss Dominican Republic!  LOL

I also get naughty  in Santiago and endure Sosua.

I then cruised into Cap Haitien in Haiti, before hitting post-earthquake Port-au-Prince. The capital made Haiti look like a fourth world country (worst place I’ve seen since Congo). My last night was dramatic: I got mugged and got my flag in the same night. Read about it here. All in all – an awesome trip.

March

I take a little diversion into Central Europe, taking in Bratislava, Slovakia; Brno; & revisiting beautiful Prague.

I get my Brazilian flag with a Japzilian, inspiring me to document 7 Sexy & Rare Ethnic Mixes. I then inspire others with the Tale of Yoshiaki.

Then I embark on my biggest adventure of the year…

March – June

West Africa

ARGHHH! The Siege of West Africa is staged!

Myself and a friend take on every country the coast, roaming by night (and often by day) as Mexican Pirates! It was epic.  We hit up the Gambia, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Benin, Togo and Nigeria. I capture 7 flags in the process and have tons of crazy stories to show for it. What a fucking riot!

We fly from West Africa to Istanbul, before checking out the Ireland vs Macedonia game on third time back to Skopje.

I produce my Top 10 Destinations in West Africa.

July & August

I get back home to Ireland (while it’s warm-ish) and date like crazy, enjoying some Summer Lovin’ in Dublin. I capture my Panama and Mongolia flags and re-create my Worst Date Ever in Video .

September & October

I start off the autumn with a nip over Edinburgh in Scotland with my faithful crew, inspiring a Hatrick of Limericks.

Somewhat fitting, I start a Masters in International Relations, restricting my ability to travel long-term until the latter part of next year. Sorry guys..

I spend my time dating Afros, Asians, and Latinas, contemplating how to get the Perfect women in the process.

I look at my success in the dating world and think back on my 5 biggest mistakes I made while learning game. The post gets record pageviews.

November

Cyprus Island

I take a mast mission and head to Cyprus, hitting up Limassol and the capital Nicosia, popping into Bucharest on my way home. The country vastly exceeds my expectations. I have a blast, pick up not just my Cypriot flag, but the much coveted Iranian flag with a Persian Princess. Sweet!

December

I go  for a weekend ramble in Cork and start dating a sexy Greek girl.. Bringing my flag count to 45 flags.

The blog hits 1,000,000 pageviews!

I escape the frosty Isle and return for a weekend to my warm beloved Malta for a weekend of debauchery. The perfect way to end the year.

2011 Stats:

Total Countries visited: 24 

New Countries visited: 16

New Flags Captured: 15

That puts my ultimate goal for travelling to every country in the world at 72/196 or 36%. Which means I have now visited over 1/3 of the countries on the planet!

What a year! 2012 will struggle to live up to it…

2012 Preview

The earlier part of 2012 will be a little sedated, given the fact I’m back in college.

Jan  – Pending on a few last minute details, myself and another crewmember will be flying to somewhere in Arabia to rendezvous with a  mate working yonder in Oman.

March – Somewhere fun for mid-term. Maybe, just maybe, Cape Verde. If not perhaps Slovenia… I have no idea.

I always will be releasing Naughty Nomad: the book in the Spring!!!

Summer  – One of the crewmembers is planning on moving to Georgia, so no doubt I’ll be in that part of the world.

The Fall/Winter – A few months somewhere in Central America or the Caribbean.. I think.

Here we go again!

17 Responses to The Year in Review

  1. Neil Skywalker December 27, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Congrats on a great year !

  2. Johnny December 27, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

    damn you get laid alot!! congratz on the successful year NN. serious question though…does your mom read your blog?

    • Naughty Nomad December 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

      @Johnny – hell no. At least I hope not..

  3. RichardMelbourne December 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    Amazing stuff!
    Congratulations and thanks so much for the inspiration.
    No excuse for anyone not to get out there and fuck as many women as we want!
    Here`s to a great 2012!

  4. Stephen December 28, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    What about your North Korean flag? are you ever going to go to the DPRK?

    • Naughty Nomad December 28, 2011 at 4:41 am #

      @Step: I wish. Would love to visit though…

  5. Mamey December 28, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Well done, NN ! Keep the good work and hope you find enough spare time to keep on traveling and flagging. If you haven’t already planned where to go on Winter, you may try Brazil(summertime there) or, a less expensive place like Mexico. Avoid Cancun or Los Cabos, too much gringo-biased stuff, and go for the real country (Mexico City, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Acapulco, Vallarta,etc). Cheers, Mamey.

    • Naughty Nomad December 28, 2011 at 4:41 am #

      @Mamey: Mex is a maybe

  6. Wonky December 28, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Epic stuff. Long may it last …Though there might soon be little NNs sprouting up around the world to slow proceedings down a bit!

    But seriously, how do you get time to write so much if you’re studying a masters?? Are you getting help with the book?

    And what happened to Lebanon? My fave trip this year!

    • Naughty Nomad December 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

      @Wonky: It might still be on the cards mate.

  7. Shagan December 29, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Hey NN !
    Congrats !! May your goal of 196 countries be achieved before you run out of motivation !!!
    Can I ask you a question? How do you finance your trips ? What has been your yearly average expenditure “per day” of naughty nomading in 2011 ?
    All the best and wish you a successful 2012.
    S

    • Naughty Nomad December 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

      @Shagan: I’d say €1500 per month. Around €50 ($65) per day. But bear in mind nearly half of that is spent on beer.

  8. Jether December 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    Great year 2011.
    Wish your year 2012 will be even better 😉
    Keep writing!

  9. rok January 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Hey, great blog! Great reading!:) I’m from Slovenia, so if u want to come, it would be the best time in May. Because there is a great student party in Maribor, (around 10.000 students). Everywhere are people drinking,smoking weed, there are very nice girls around. It’s the best party in the whole year. 🙂 It’s called Lampiončki. So if u want to get really wasted and have a nice time come to Slovenia :p

  10. Celu Amado October 20, 2012 at 3:59 am #

    Cape Verde is a wonderful country, if you need some travel tips, or good a breakdown on which islands are best, and what to expect, shoot me an email. [email protected]

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