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Keep Calm &...

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By clarenj | Views [16] | Scholarship Entry

How did I end up here? Standing at the top of the hill, watching the race begin, tears welling in my eyes, with a mere t-shirt as evidence of my defeat. Having never driven a manual, let alone on the other side of the road, I left myself with ... Read more >

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Highland touring with Mr Hagrid

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By kashewmc | Views [15] | Scholarship Entry

I’m cocooned in my hostel blanket and sporting a double layer of socks on my feet. The rain and the wind outside is rattling the windows, but the radiator is shielding me from the cold that I’ve just escaped from. This morning I shuffled along the Royal ... Read more >

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The wonders of Brick Lane

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By distant_dreamer | Views [13] | Scholarship Entry

One sunny day in London -yes, those exist- I decided to explore Brick Lane, so I hoped on the tube and started my adventure. Little did I know that this small place in East London would turn into one of my favorite places in the entire city. As soon as ... Read more >

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Hiding in the Highlands

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By niallbletchly | Views [17] | Scholarship Entry

How Did I End Up Here? That's the question I'm asking myself as I lie inside my sleeping bag, watching the tent above me sway from side to side in the thunderstorm ensuing just outside my thin, plastic house. To make matters worse, in my haste to find ... Read more >

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WORLD NOMAD TRAVEL WRITTING SCHOLARSHIP

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By evgglvmrfgrk | Views [8] | Scholarship Entry

"How did I end up here?" I paused for a moment."What was it like before?" I can hardly recall any memories. It all started on December 30th. I took a flight from Greece to London, in order to study there for six months. Finally, I had an opportunity to ... Read more >

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The Bus

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By nomad_ann | Views [141] | Scholarship Entry

Grey cracks in the sidewalk threaten to swallow me whole, but I fly effortlessly over them. Small victories like this are indeed worth celebrating. A dog, so tiny his legs are a blur of excitement as he walks, sniffs at me fleetingly, tempting me with ... Read more >

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Long-Forgotten

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By neverhomeagain | Views [34] | Scholarship Entry

The bus driver is a short man, bald, in a kilt, and every inch intimidating. He threatens that the tour bus will leave without you if you don't return on time. We heed his word. The bus tour did not cover the entrance fee to Sterling castle, and at this ... Read more >

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Knives Hewn From Ebony

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By a-finch | Views [194] | Scholarship Entry

We wake up early on a September morning to head to the train station. Crashing at a friend's house, we're able to travel without our backpacks. We are out to experience this city we know so well from books and history; any weight will only slow us. So ... Read more >

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Brick Lane

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By wandertheworld | Views [18] | Scholarship Entry

Finding Brick Lane was one of the most fulfilling of my wanderings in London. The lane itself is about 3 kilometres long and it absolutely consumed me. It was covered in graffiti and street art, which were not just plain tag or meaningless, un-attention ... Read more >

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The first time I saw... The Glorious Edinburgh

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By isabel_rr | Views [9] | Scholarship Entry

Stumbling out of the notorious Megabus, having been wedged in my tiny seat for literally 10 hours has me questioning not only whether the pain really was worth it for a 12 quid London to Edinburgh trip, but also my sanity. The bus station shabby, and ... Read more >

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London's heart

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By teresa | Views [7] | Scholarship Entry

Not long ago I found myself telling a friend that this city doesn’t have a heart. It’s a concrete jungle with more than 8 millions inhabitants. They hardly ever interact with each other because they are always too busy, too serious, too sunken in their ... Read more >

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After the Volcano: The Story of Montserrat

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By dorothy | Views [24] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day I saw the volcano. A once bustling capital lies in ruins below it. Looking up, clouds cover its top and seem to muffle the rumbling still going on inside. It has been 18 years since the eruption, but many more years must pass ... Read more >

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Farewell to the stabilisers

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By emilyseyes | Views [15] | Scholarship Entry

The love of travel is everywhere, it may be concealed in the form of a daily commute to a favourite coffee shop or a complete culture shock where you throw yourself into an unfamiliar territory. The familiar or the unfamiliar? For me, this a question ... Read more >

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The Bap/Barm/Butty Conundrum

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By sallywires | Views [26] | Scholarship Entry

Do I want a bap, a barm, or a butty? It's a sunny Monday afternoon in Cambridge and my bike and I have just narrowly escaped certain death on a roundabout . To celebrate I decided to nip into a sandwich shop. A local one, not Subway, because my parents ... Read more >

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Getting lost brings you happiness

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By howtogetlost | Views [1063] | Scholarship Entry

The first time I saw the dome I thought 'How did I end up here?'. I’m pretty certain I wasn’t looking for Saint Paul cathedral; I was looking for the British museum. And, for those who are not practical of London you just need to know that the British ... Read more >

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