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New to East Ham - Getting Acquainted with the Ghetto

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [1456]

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 >

My first trip to London

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 | By travellinglight | Views [1341]

My first travel diary will be a short narration of my five days trip to London with my girlfriend Marla. Please excuse me in advance for my English: it's far from perfect and there will be some grammar mistakes and misspellings... Please don't get ... Read more >

Tags: england, flight to london, london, stansted airport, travel diary

The Fear Mongrel

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [1218]

As the new-old saying goes ‘a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle’. Well at least that is what I thought before attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in the UK, I know now that the international fight for ... Read more >

Tags: feminismneedsmen, globalsummittoendsexualviolenceinconflict, universal sexism, women

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 | By aolifu1992 | Views [1170]

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Getting lost brings you happiness

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By howtogetlost | Views [1144] | 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 >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Stonehenge and Bath

Fri, 1 Nov 2013 | By irenecabay | Views [1083]

Whenever we go to London to visit my son, we like to do a side trip or two. This time, we went to Stonehenge and Bath. We also took in Madame Butterfly at the Coliseum.   STONEHENGE   I had never been to Stonehenge ... Read more >

Cairns - Mareeba/Fruitopia

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 | By michidoesoz | Views [1080]

Two month overdue... I will attempt a brief update. SO after the desolation and fruit depseration of Roper BAr I escaped to Fruitopia. That little piece of tropical fruit paradise  near Cairns. I immediately felt at home. I got picked up by ... Read more >

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A Very Furry Holiday!

Thu, 3 Apr 2014 | By steve10988 | Views [1075]

Pet industry's graph has seen a vertical rise in the past few years; 2010, alone, saw over $47 billion spent on pet related products and services. It is no surprise that these hotels have seen a ballistic bloom in past few years with more and more people ... Read more >

Tags: hotels with pets, pet accomodation, pet friendly hotels, pets in hotels, travel with pets

LOVE - HAPPY NEW YEAR - travel therapy

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 | By msgj | Views [1068]

It is said absence makes the heart grow fonder, why is that & yet they don't tell you that absence also makes it empty & disappear. Travel can do that, provide you the chance to put enough space, time & distance to either run from love or ... Read more >

The Isle of Mull and Iona Abbey

Thu, 5 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [1021]

NOT EVERY HOTEL AND B&B IS LISTED ON BOOKING.COM.  But when we couldn’t get a reservation on the Isle of Mull we decided it was too risky to take a ferry to the island on the chance we could find a place.  Instead we stayed at Oban ... Read more >

Stirling Castle and Inchmahome Priory

Mon, 2 Jun 2014 | By vagabondstoo | Views [976]

LISTENING TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND PODCAST has given us a decent understanding of Scotland’s history, intertwined as it is with England's.  And so often the stories converge around Stirling Castle, sometimes under English control, sometimes ... Read more >

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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 | By michidoesoz | Views [791]

Bridging the gap  between mango farm and goig to cairns I managed to find employment as remote as you can imagine a shop to be. You arrive and the first think you think is "oh fuck", where the hell am I? How am I going to get out of here? ... Read more >

Maybe I Should Just Tattoo "American" On My Forehead?

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 | By alannahammesfahr | Views [676]

All in all, the first few days of my big adventure have been awesome. I've finally met Alex's parents in person, experienced some fantastic food, seen huge portions of the countryside by coach, taken some really cool pictures of buildings older than ... Read more >

11 and ¾

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By jessicaalice | Views [601] | Comments [2] | Scholarship Entry

On July 8th 2000, when I was 11 and ¾ I met JK Rowling. I wound down the windows of my mum’s car and let the tingling wind of the hazy July day tickle my chubby fingers. We raced the steam train which was chugging atop the tracks cemented on the once ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

A Prelude to Writing on the Subject of Life in London

Sun, 5 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [383]

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 >

Tags: london

2014 Odyssey (how od remains to be seen )

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By marfee7 | Views [377] | Comments [3]

May 29 – September 1 Thursday 29 May 2014: Melbourne, Australia Our departure day for this year has dawned.  We have opted to travel to Tullamarine by bus. We are used to the concept that it takes longer to drive to the airport than ... Read more >


Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | By mattandnetty | Views [364]

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 >

Antisocial Interactions - Using Public Transport in Merry Old London Town

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [307]

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

Summarising a Year on The Road

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [301] | Comments [2]

I'm trying to remember that person who set out to follow her dream over fifty weeks ago. The one who decided that if you were not happy with your life, it made sense to do something about it by getting rid of unwanted encumbrances and make a fresh ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, blogs, career break, gap year, travelling, useful items

Almost ready

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 | By clare-tamea | Views [290]

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 >

A State of Gaiety and Trance

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By pneuma | Views [285] | Comments [17] | Scholarship Entry

It’s nearing dawn and it suddenly feels as if the trials of life have reached its peak. City life gets rather sedentary and redundant after a point that to cool off we automatically confine ourselves to the man-made vices of television and alcohol to ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Flying South for the Winter

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | By davidt | Views [258] | Comments [4]

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 >

First stop KL

Mon, 4 Nov 2013 | By aandjadventures | Views [229] | Comments [3]

Hey everyone,   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 >

Knives Hewn From Ebony

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By a-finch | Views [210] | 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 >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

A National Health Nighmare?

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [204] | Comments [1]

    Entering my local NHS doctor’s surgery it resembled a news report on the latest strain of bird flu. There was an air of ailing disarray. The waiting room packed with patients, children squealing, clinging to their parents. When ... Read more >

Tags: health-care, nhs, uk


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