How did I get to this point? Travelling around the world shooting videos and causing trouble?
Before I started The Odyssey Expedition I had already backpacked to 70 countries around the world with my trusty camcorder in hand. From the millennium celebrations at the Pyramids in Egypt to Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania via the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu, I strode this planet like a big ginger colossus – something that helped persuade the Powers That Be to let me loose with my own TV show.
Graham and Mandy’s Australian Odyssey (2002)
Back in the heady halcyon days of 2002, me and my exciting new antipodean ladyfriend Amanda took a beaten-up Holden panel van called Monty on an epic drive through the red heart of AUSTRALIA. From Ayers Rock to The Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House to the top of Mount Kusiosko – if you’ve ever dreamed of going to Australia, let us take you on a magical mystery tour of the Land Down Under…
The Gringo Trail (2002)
More unwittingly hilarious adventures as I stumble around South America like a wanton loon. In this series I check out Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Santiago before heading up to Rio to watch Brazil win the World Cup Final. Later I visit the salt flats of Bolivia before heading down into a working silver mine, taking the Highway of Death and going hunting for crocodiles.Then I take the infamous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and then check out the amazing Nazca Lines before strutting through Lima, Quito and Bogotá then racing home for my cousin’s wedding in Dublin – do I make it? You’ll have to watch to find out!
Graham and Mandy’s Greek Odyssey (2004)
In the spring of 2004, my girlfriend Mandy and I took a trip to the mainland of Greece. We visited the Oracle at Delphi, the monasteries of Meteora, the walled city of Ioannina, the slate villages of Zagoria, the Perama Caves, the forts of Corfu and the Acropolis and old Olympic stadium in Athens.
These two videos are not really ‘travel’ vids as I usually make them, they’re more like personal photo albums (ones that move!), but we managed to capture a taste of Greece and a time in our lives which we would like to share with you.
Last Exit To Serbia! (2007)
In the summer of 2007, myself and Stanley “Stan” Standryt, two grown men who should know better, set out on a hilarious journey across the heart of Europe in a naughty little Mazda called Traci Lords. We went in search of Serbia’s fabled Exit Festival – in hot pursuit of music, beer, broads, good times and a decent sausage.