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Visiting the sites of London

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Anyone who visits London will know why it is consistently at the top of the, “Most Visited Cities in the World” list. In 2013, it was the most visited city in the world with nearly 16 million visitors. With attractions such as their numerous museums, Buckingham Palace, and The London Eye, London has something for […]

London, UK is Constant

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There’s nothing that makes you feel insignificant like sitting in the middle of a crowd and being less interesting than the pigeons. If you sit in Trafalgar Square for an hour or two you’ll see the whole world go by. Morris dancers and Elvis impersonators eye each other curiously, whilst two loud tour guides describe […]

Returning to Belfast, Ireland

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Somehow, I have lost a quarter of a century between trains. Back in the 1980s, the train from Lurgan to Belfast shuddered and creaked its way to the city. The seats were blighted with cigarette holes and knife slits, the floors covered in litter, the walls plastered with graffiti. Disaffected youths smoked in the no […]

On the road to Phonsavan, Laos

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There is a freedom to the road rushing past the window, a joy in those inbetween places. Ragged towns cling desperately to roads between more lauded cities, throwing out a tendril of stalls to draw decadent travellers in. Hidden valleys sneak behind the other sides of mountains, where the road hurries round to the prettier, […]

Coast to Coast Sea to Sea in the UK

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Opening the door at St Bees, I wondered what lay ahead, the future unknown. We were about to walk across England, from one side to the other. Coast to coast. On the shore, we dipped our toes in a slate-grey Irish Sea and collected smooth round pebbles to carry across our island. My children ran […]

There is more to explore in Norway

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From South East Asia to Western Europe. The culture and weather are some of those big differences. I came from Philippines and currently here in Norway and previously I stayed 2 years in Denmark as an au pair. I struggle during winter season, as if its one of my seasonal big battles that i need […]

The Bits and Pieces Tour, Greece

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Hot dust at my feet, hazy valley behind me, I trudge up the hill. Fuchsia wildflowers cling to the rocky ground, struggling to survive in arid conditions. The rest of my group has scattered over the hillside, some already walking to the nearby (air conditioned) museum. Sweat drips down my back and I drink the […]

The Siberian Syndrome in the UK

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Bob Dylan sang ‘You Gotta Serve Somebody’. John Lennon, offended by Dylan’s subordination retorted immediately with ‘You Gotta Serve Yourself’, Well, actually I think they are both kinda wrong, It depends how you look at it. I am highly strung, full of nervous energy, distractible and scattered. Spread thin. I read 4 books at once […]

On the road to Phonsavan, Laos

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There is a freedom to the road rushing past the window, a joy in those inbetween places. Ragged towns cling desperately to roads between more lauded cities, throwing out a tendril of stalls to draw decadent travellers in. Hidden valleys sneak behind the other sides of mountains, where the road hurries round to the prettier, […]

Taking Delight in Paris, France’s Highlights

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Taking Delight in Paris France’s Highlights I have a confession to make. Strolling down the wide Parisian boulevards on an ultimate extended weekend escape during last year’s Easter holidays, I did not eat any meal at one of the many wonderful bistros the French capital is famous for. As it behooves a true sweet tooth I could […]