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London, Jet Lag and the Grungy East

Thu, 29 May 2014 | By stephdocarmo | Views [72]

First post of my adventures abroad! Current city: London, Weather: Cold and Rainy, Mood: Content We arrived in London on Tuesday morning.  Headed straight to our accommodation in Bethnal Green – such a great large room on a beautiful street, ... Read more >

Tags: boroughmarkets, buckinghampalace, day1, london

Photos: Scotland: The West

Thu, 29 May 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Photo Gallery


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A PERPETUAL HALLOWEEN: EDINBURGH

Wed, 21 May 2014 | By pneuma | Views [36]

English literature over generations, have always been glorified time and again. The essence of it is timeless, which makes it so captivating. As I step into the city of Edinburgh, I am rather curious. Many may ask why curious? Well then, let me take ... Read more >

Back in the 1400s

Tue, 20 May 2014 | By natashagan | Views [71]

Oxford, 1400s: there weren't books nor pens, not even for the highborn men who had the chance to go to university. This meant attendance was everything and so were the professors' remarks in every lecture. Even the wealthiest with the highest  ... Read more >

Tags: europe, oxford, uk, university

Photos: 2014

Sat, 17 May 2014 | By leksie | Photo Gallery

Trip to Plymouth
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Wild Music

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By affleck | Views [24] | Scholarship Entry

You have to be strong to play the pipes outside in the cold wind. And a bit of a show off. If you're going to listen to Highland Bagpipes, get in close and close your eyes. This is a wild instrument that sings its songs through vibration deep inside your ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Off the Beaten Corporate Track: Hacking Business

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By adatravels | Views [28] | Scholarship Entry

I was in Birmingham, England, a month into my first international business trip when I realized I could hack business travel and take it off the beaten path. I was driving Adam, a fellow Canadian to hockey practice. Being the quintessential backpacker ... Read more >

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Blood

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By blood | Views [188] | Comments [3] | Scholarship Entry

He says he likes my stories. That people with faces he’s never known, and places he has never seen, are interesting, because they come from me. Jack is my life support, the only person who cared when I found myself in a foreign land, my father’s land, ... Read more >

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The Longest Word in Welsh

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By cpasnick | Views [21] | Scholarship Entry

I’ll never forget the day that an old man taught me the longest word in the Welsh language. My friend, Colin, and I were 9 days into our trip to the UK. After our plans to work on a farm in Wales fell through at the last minute, we found ourselves without ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

the light that never went out

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By thebrunettebites | Views [31] | Scholarship Entry

This story begins with a girl named Catherine, she is not English, and does not live in Europe, quite the contrary, she lives in a south American country named Chile in a small town called Mulchén on the street Amunátegui. She grew up there and always ... Read more >

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London Eyed

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By travelalong | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

At some early point of this short lived road, I had that odd benefit of watching without concern. As a pleasant but unexpected blow, I found myself within a life that was utterly unknown and yet so seemingly close to what I had imagined. I quickly found ... Read more >

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Toto, We Aren't in Southern Ontario Anymore.

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By pmoore03 | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

The world is a very large place, and I've spent a good part of my life in a small part of it. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Canada, Ontario in particular. The utter random chaos that is our seasonal-cycle is enough to drive anyone not accustomed to it ... Read more >

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Why I can't break up with Scotland

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By maxandherbackpack | Views [19] | Scholarship Entry

The plane circles the airport and the city pokes through the clouds. From the air, Edinburgh is a cluster of pin pricks blackened by distance. As the nose of the plane starts to slant, the city swells into shapes and colour, a mosaic of greenery swimming ... Read more >

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The Time I Waited Seven Hours to Get Into Wimbledon

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By damondominique | Views [28] | Scholarship Entry

My first day in London began as I tried to get out of my nine-bed hostel room without waking up the other eight sleepers. Having backpacked in fifteen other countries and in their respective hostels, you’d think I’d have it down by this point.... Read more >

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The first time it snowed in Scotland

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By sophiestraveljournal | Views [22] | Scholarship Entry

I was present the very first time it snowed in Scotland. Scottish mountainsides powdered in a fine white film, Sure to manipulate the ever green scenery into an inspiring winter wonderland, an unexpected arrival indeed. My uncle had assured me the day ... Read more >

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