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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views  | Comments 
I think alot of places lend themselves to a particular soundtrack. Cycling the wide open planes of Lewis with the wind at your back is Josh Homme's Desert Sessions. There are small villages on the edges of the island, which are handfuls of austere concrete ... Read more >
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By joannawong | Views 
Leaving is always difficult. Leaving the UK has always just been a tad worse than just difficult.
It's my last day here and I think I've woken quite early compared to the last few days. Looking outside the window, I look onto a lush garden and sheep ... Read more >
Tags: european adventure, friends, reflections, uk
Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By shaz | Photo Gallery
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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By shaz | Views 
Arrived in Inverness Sunday morning and had to hand around the airport for an hour for the Sunday bus which only runs every other hour. Taxi fare was £20 and too expensive for my budget. Eventually got to the main bus station and decided to buy ... Read more >
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 | By joannawong | Views 
Considering I did an excellent job with catching trains in Europe, I'm having an awful time with the transport in the UK. It's not that it's substandard and terrible here - it's just that I seem to have a running streak of issues.
First, there was ... Read more >
Tags: buses, european adventure, hostels, trains, uk
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 | By aliceritchie | Flickr Photo Gallery
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 | By aliceritchie | Views 
After a pretty uneventful flight to London (I fell asleep straight away and woke up an hour before landing - good ol' flatbed seats!), I got off to the plane to discover the worst immigration queues I have ever seen. Even the girl checking our Fast Track ... Read more >
Tags: blackberries, cheltenham, cirencester, cotswolds, dvt, horses, house, nhs, uk
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views 
While on Iona I had my first 9 holes of golf in a couple of years. Iona is a place of pilgrimage - Christianity has been on Iona since St Columba arrived in the 6th Centrury. The Book of Kells was produced there, before constant viking attacks forced ... Read more >
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 | By joannawong | Views 
What I like most about being in Liverpool is the music. Yes, the greatest band ever, the Beatles, was born here and I'm here on a pilgrimage. Even though they've disbanded and half of them are no longer, their legacy lives on strong in this vibrant ... Read more >
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views 
We wanted utopia. Just for four days, mind. We weren't going to be greedy about it. While Scottish cycling had been beautiful, it had also rained every day since we arrived and our belongings were varying in degrees of damp that ranged between very to ... Read more >
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 | By pdphotographer1 | Photo Gallery
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 | By joannawong | Views 
Isn't it amazing the different insight you get as an adult?
It's been amusing recalling old school memories in Japan with my science teacher from then, Mr. Mackay. As he told me HIS memories of events, I compared them with my simple recollections ... Read more >
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 | By chloedanielle | Photo Gallery
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 | By copperowl | Views 
Back to London via Ryanair. Perhaps I don't need to expand on that!
I was looking forward to getting back to a country which understands the value of queues. But fate was not ready to leave me alone yet, so having arrived at Stanstead Airport the ... Read more >
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 | By joannawong | Views 
What an unbelievable day!
When the alarm rang at 7am, I briefly woke up but drifted back to sleep. I had the strangest dream in this half hour daze where I dreamed I just got back to work and everyone was asking me questions about my year ... Read more >
Tags: dreams, european adventure, friendly strangers, friends, road trips, uk
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Mel surrounded by pigeons at Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery is to my left and St Martin's is in the background.
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