Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Even though I was only in Amsterdam for one proper day (not counting the days I had to work), I still managed to take nearly 400 photos, so I’m only now getting round to sorting them all into the relevant groups. In serious sight-seeing mode, I ploughed round the city’s…

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Postcard From… Ireland

Postcard From... Ireland

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. I’m quite excited about this week’s postcard, from Dublin and Cork, as I’m hoping it will help to convince my boyfriend that he ought to take me to Ireland for…

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Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam

I long to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young and know that I’m free. Anne Frank, 24 December 1943 On my recent trip to Amsterdam, I had to try to cram a whole city into just one day of sightseeing, so I planned out a loose schedule with a…

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Amsterdam – City of Bikes!

Amsterdam - City of Bikes!

Some of you may have noticed that I went to Amsterdam recently – but since I had a backlog from my Morocco trip, I haven’t yet gotten around to posting any of my stories or photos. It was an excellent trip (aside from all the business meetings, of course), during which…

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Review: Sofitel Marrakech

After I first visited Marrakech in March last year, I did a post about the three main options when it comes to hotels in the Red City; a riad in the Medina, a luxury hotel in the Nouvelle Ville, or a resort complex in La Palmerie outside of the city.…

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On the Road Reading Moments

When I saw this fantastic competition from The Works, I couldn’t resist. They’re asking travel bloggers to write a post about their most memorable reading experience while travelling, in tribute to the upcoming film of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. You can find out more about the competition here. While…

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A Place to Stop

Fishing in Paradise

A few weeks ago, I posted a couple of short stories I wrote about my trip to Malaysia in the summer of 2010. This is the last of these posts, a short about my arrival at the gorgeous Perhentian Islands. Enjoy! Forty-eight hours on the road and counting. Sixteen hours…

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East London Street Art Walk

East London Street Art - Gallery Two

Recently I posted the first of two walking tour routes that take in East London’s fantastic street art. The first walk focused on the historically significant Boundary Estate area (once the notorious Old Nichol slum) and the eclectic art scene of surrounding Hoxton and Shoreditch. This second walk focuses a lot…

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East London Street Art – Gallery Two

East London Street Art - Gallery Two

I recently went out in my area of East London (around Brick Lane and Shoreditch) and explored the incredible local street art. Hopefully, you’ve already seen my previous East London Street Art gallery post. This is the second of the two galleries and will go with another more detailed post…

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East London Walk – Slums and Stencils

East London Street Art

Recently, I decided I needed to get to know my new area a little better, so I printed off a couple of walking tours of East London. I’ve seen a lot of guided street art tours around the Brick Lane area, but not wanting to feel like a tourist in…

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