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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views 
If not for the usual high street signage like Sainsubry’s, Argos, Primark and the old Lloyd’s Bank spanning East Ham High Street, one would be forgiven for forgetting for a moment that they are in fact still in greater London, or even the ... Read more >
Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By marfee7 | Views 
Friday 31 May 2013 Tullamarine, Melbourne, Australia.
Well, all is ready for this year's adventure........ apart from the fact that, as per previous years, our this year's tenants have decided to break their lease. And ... Read more >
Thu, 30 May 2013 | By lambotte | Views  | Comments 
Am I absolutely barking mad? I'm leaving my 9-5 job in this current economy to travel the world with nothing but my backpack and a one-way ticket. Surely, this must mean I have a screw lose and quite possibly require counselling? But wait a minute, ... Read more >
Tags: backpacking asia, backpacking the world, my travel blog, one way ticket
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 | By renaissance | Views  | Comments 
And relax I did! That was a quote I read in the tiny preseved church in the grounds of Gaia House, and pretty much sums up my experience. I have so much to telll you all! So I'll start from the beginning. The first stop was Gaia House, Newton Abbott ... Read more >
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views  | Comments 
Of course, it must be duly noted that each volunteering experience is different, for each person, for each project, location and timespan. In the past, I've had a double bed and a kitchen in an apartment, to then sharing a bed in a static caravan and ... Read more >
Tags: albania, cycling, help, hot, lake, volunteer, volunteering
Sun, 5 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views 
Back in the nineties young people from Australia used to flock to London on the promise of earning good money (in ever strong British Pounds) which would then pay for the travel, adventures, parties and a series of hazy but satisfying remnants of memories ... Read more >
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 | By undergroundsurfer | Views  | Comments  | Scholarship Entry
The train pulls onto the platform whilst a dishevelled, agitated and belligerent me pushes my way to the front of the rush hour scramble. I have mastered the art of ‘sway-dominance’ – the ability to refrain from touching anything or anyone in the sardine ... Read more >
Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013
Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
So, I'll try not to make a habit of making a post every day, but bare with me, there are a few good stories hidden within this one!
The day started with a planned cycle to Shkoder and back, which is about 15km. I had the intention of buying ... Read more >
Tags: albania, cafe, danger, lake, market, scutari, shkoder, stallone, sun
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | By davidt | Views  | Comments 
It seems to work for the birds, so when the opportunity presented itself I jumped at the chance. 3 months in South Africa, with side trips, lies ahead of me and this is where I will (hopefully, internet access allowing) keep my diary/journal so all you ... Read more >
Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
Today I went for a massive cycle today through the small Albanian villages nearby, my bosses Niko and Faye said it was fine for me to take a bike. Verdyanna (phonetic spelling) told me it would only take an hour for me to get there and back, it took ... Read more >
Tags: albania, camping, cycle, friendly, irish, mes, mountains, ottoman, people
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views 
Coming from Sydney I am thankful if my bus or train turns up at all. Years living in one of the most poorly serviced parts of the world for public transport has made me a little more forgiving than the average Londoner. While London's public transport ... Read more >
Tags: bus, dlr, london, minicab, national rail, overground, public transport, taxi, tube
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
Today being Wednesday.
On Monday I was up early to cycle into Shkoder to buy a backpack, I didn't want to spent too long in the city because one of the campers, Lukas, whom I had befriended was leaving and I wanted to say bye. The cycle in was much ... Read more >
Tags: albania, bamboo, building, cafe, camping, construction, cycle, fake
Sat, 6 Jul 2013 | By dez-dez-mick-tony | Views 
Off to Alaska in July 2013. My tour starts from Fairbanks in Alaska, but it takes me four flights to get there!
#1 Leeds/Bradford to London Heathrow (T5)
#2 London Heathrow (T5) to Seattle (overnight stop over in Seattle)
#3 Seattle to Anchorage ... Read more >
Thu, 6 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views 
So, I made it to Albania unscathed!
It was a long journey, but great nonetheless. Firstly I suffered two coaches, one from Northampton to London Victoria, and a second from Victoria to Gatwick. Going through Croydon was the highlight, I never ... Read more >
Tags: airplane, albania, beach, camping, flying, lake, roads
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 >
Mon, 4 Nov 2013 | By aandjadventures | Views  | Comments 
We are sat ready, packed and finally not panicing (ish)all set to go to the airport..Preferably for a glass of wine.. or five..Our flight is due to leave at 22:00 for all of you thinking about us back home!
Watch ... Read more >
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | By mattandnetty | Views 
Okay, feeling a little guilty that I didn't finish the end of the travel story very well! Last in Goa, which is now some 8+ months ago, can you believe?
Goa was amazing (from what I can remember!). The villa Kirsty wangled with us, was fantastic.... Read more >
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 | By dez-dez-mick-tony | Views 
Got back in one piece, although the transfer to the Yeadon flight at Heathrow was a nightmare.
Have now unpacked and de-planed, all OK.
Looking forward to Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and especially the next 'lads night out'!
Reflecting ... Read more >
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 | By clare-tamea | Views 
Lunches every day this week, catching up with friends and relatives, poor Adam has been left to do all the packing, booking and planning so far. Getting there, getting excited, nervous and feeling a little sick! What are we doing, selling the house, ... Read more >
Mon, 13 May 2013 | By jessiejames | Views 
They said finding work was going to be hard... and touch wood on this next bit... but I sent out my first CV's on Tuesday and within hours had responses and interviews lined up.
And that's how I found myself on trial in a bar two days later, ... Read more >
Tags: coldharbour lane, evil cab companies, job offers, lobster water, midnight pumpkins, moving house, safari onesies
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 | By renaissance | Views 
Hello everybody, I said I wouldn't do a blog, but what the hell, why not? I still refuse to succumb to facebook or twitter but I've decided to let my guard down for a change and ... Read more >
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 | By ruthandklas | Views 
We're just back in the Midlands after a perfect little trip to Sweden for a few days to catch up with our family and friends before we head off to India next Thursday.
Our first evening involved travelling between Sweden and Denmark approximately ... Read more >
Thu, 8 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views 
I have attached a rough map of the first part of our Scotland leg. Riding over the sea will be difficult, but if a certain gentleman in history is reputed to have walkjed on water, then we can bloody-well ride.
Some stats from our ... Read more >
Mon, 8 Apr 2013 | By keith_ruffles | Views  | Scholarship Entry
“They grow wild, you know” chuckled the grizzled old man, a pipe in his hand and a mischievous glint in his eye. “Oot there. In the hills.” I gazed in the direction of his outstretched arm, towards the mountains. Impossibly steep slopes tumbled into ... Read more >
Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013
Fri, 31 May 2013 | By charline_thomasson | Views 
As I wrote a whole description for the creation of my profile I realise this would better make the opening post, so I am sorry for the copy/paste and hope it will not be very obvious from an external user point of view. Here it is explained, again.
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