Shady Ady's Profile

Age Range: 25-29  |  Joined: July 2005

Hinckley, United Kingdom

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving" Lao Tzu

About Me: Having spent several years travelling around the world, living in far reaching destinations and sampling the differing cultures and lifestyles, I am now planning my next major travel adventure, where I hope to travel around the world without flying. This trip will take in at least five of the world’s seven continents and will start in Hinckley, United Kingdom.

From Hinckley the first leg of the journey will see a one month train journey (including the Trans-Mongolian railway) all the way to Beijing, China. Once in China I will travel to the city of Benxi, near the North Korean border to take up a one year teaching contract. After this, further public transport will be used to travel throughout the rest of Asia, before hopefully using cargo ships to travel to Australia, New Zealand and South America, finally returning back to England several years down the line.

As this adventure has the potential to be expensive, jobs will be taken along the way to fund the next leg of the journey. It's hoped these jobs will also allow a deeper understanding in to the cultures of the host country in which I will be living.

Many of my photos are too big sadly to download on to If you would like to see more photos from my attempt to travel around the world wthout flying, please visit my blog at

Trip Journals by Shady Ady

Name Destination Date Created
Around the World Without Flying - Part 7 China, Asia February 13, 2011
Teaching at Benxi Future English School Benxi, China February 06, 2011
Around the World Without Flying - Part 6 China, Asia December 09, 2010
Journey into the Hermit Kingdom North Korea, Asia November 24, 2010

Reviews by Shady Ady

Name Destination Date Written
Restaurant Carmita Puerto Lopez, Ecuador March 08, 2008
La Mitad del Mundo Quito, Ecuador February 28, 2008
Casa Hood Banos, Ecuador February 28, 2008
Mariposas de Mindo Mindo, Ecuador October 07, 2007

Stories and Tips by Shady Ady

Name Destination Date Written
Week 67b - The World's Most Disappointing Army China, Asia April 05, 2011
Week 67a - Panda 'Masseurs' China, Asia March 03, 2011
Week 66b - Prostrating Pilgrims China, Asia February 13, 2011
Week 66a - Top Gun China, Asia February 13, 2011

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More About Shady Ady

I travel because...
it liberates your mind.
I love to travel to...
Ecuador, Kenya, Peru, London and New York.
I never forget to pack...
A guidebook.
My weirdest travel habit is...
trying to memorise the maps of cities i travel to so not to look like a lost tourist and hopefully cutting down on the chances of getting mugged or robbed.
It's my dream to travel to...
Rio de Janeiro, Marrakesh, Beijing, Shanghai, Prague, Krakow, Sydney, Kabul, Baghdad
When I'm not traveling...
I'm writing about it or planning my next big adventure.
I also travel online at...