Gracias. Alicante & Marbella

Setting off for some overdue R&R, I was unsure of what to make of my upcoming trip to Alicante and Marbella. Unlike many of my other travel plans, this was very much a girls holiday and from the get-go was intended for minimum culture and maximum sun exposure. Having just completed my first year in... Continue Reading →

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Snaps from Shanghai

A lifetime ago, in the summer of 2011, I visited Shanghai with a friend. My first introduction to China, the smoggy city left a lasting impression on me as the funniest holiday I have ever had. Things are done differently in that part of the world, they have their own rules and their own way of thinking.... Continue Reading →

Salty Sardinia

Landing in Cagliari airport and whisked off on a bus through the suburban landscape gives a rather contradicting view to the romantic landscape I had imagined Sardinia to look like. As with many European cities, there are empty concrete highways with graffiti which summon up Fitzgerald's depiction of the empty quarter described in The Great... Continue Reading →

Oui, Oui! Paris

'This is not England! This is not England!' we shrieked as we scarpered back along the zebra crossing onto the pavement, indeed, when there are cars approaching a zebra crossing in Paris - do not cross. They will not stop and wait for you to cross. Especially by the infested tourist magnets - places such as... Continue Reading →

Moments in Moscow

Arriving in Moscow, I was expecting to see a soviet city of grey and concrete. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was completely wrong about everything including the weather. Staying with an exchange, I was treated to on-the-ground knowledge of where to go, when, what to eat and other customs. Russia is not... Continue Reading →

Welcome in Jordan

Welcome! Welcome! - It would be fair to say that the 'favourite', if not the most used English word in Jordan is 'Welcome'. Whether it is the cab driver, shop keeper, check-out man or stranger on the street, from the moment you hand your passport to customs for your visa stamp, you are greeted with... Continue Reading →

Cornish Clotted Dream

Good ol' Cornwall. Home of smugglers, clotted cream and surfing. After a brief stint in London I headed South West, very south -west, to see some friends and get some ''proper country air.' Ever a favourite for British families, Cornwall is a special place to visit for art lovers. Ben Nicholson, the celebrated war artist and... Continue Reading →

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