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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Postcard From… Rome

Postcard From... Rome

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. Stepping up this week is blogger and English teacher Nausheen Farishta, to tell us all about her trip to Italy earlier this year. Born and raised in Chicago, Nausheen moved…

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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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East London Street Art – Gallery One

East London Street Art - Gallery One

I recently went exploring my local area, hunting out the street art around E1 and taking a lot of photos. This is the first gallery of pictures and relates to a a tour of the history and graffiti of the area. My next post outlines the route I took and the best…

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Postcard From… Goa

Postcard From... Goa

Welcome to another exciting edition of Postcard From… where I chat to some lucky traveller about their recent trip.  This week, I caught up with travel enthusiast Chloe Northwood about her recent travels around Goa. Chloe is a clothing store manager from Kingston. We met at university in Southampton, where…

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Disneyland Paris – Day Two – Parade Politics

Fairies in the Disneyland Parade

She was so close I could feel her breath on my arm. The small woman had hovered nearby, watching, waiting and edging ever closer like some tiny vulture, until finally a gap broke in our midst. At that moment she had slipped into our group with ninja-like skill, and now…

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