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New to East Ham - Getting Acquainted with the Ghetto

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [777]

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 >

11 and ¾

Wed, 14 May 2014 | By jessicaalice | Views [514] | 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

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

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 | By alannahammesfahr | Views [440]

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 >

A Prelude to Writing on the Subject of Life in London

Sun, 5 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [348]

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


Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | By mattandnetty | Views [301]

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 >

Almost ready

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 | By clare-tamea | Views [283]

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 >

Antisocial Interactions - Using Public Transport in Merry Old London Town

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [282]

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

A State of Gaiety and Trance

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 | By pneuma | Views [255] | 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 [249] | 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 >

Summarising a Year on The Road

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [243] | 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

First stop KL

Mon, 4 Nov 2013 | By aandjadventures | Views [218] | 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 >

High on the Hebrides: (Golden) Eagles of Death Metal and other stoner rock

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views [206] | Comments [2]

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 >

My first trip to London

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 | By travellinglight | Views [206]

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

Sweden..Denmark..Denmark..Sweden..and back again

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 | By ruthandklas | Views [192]

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 >

A National Health Nighmare?

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [187] | 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

The Fear Mongrel

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 | By rubyanntravel | Views [186]

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

A little zebra crossing with a million or so wildebeest thrown in, no big deal.

Tue, 1 Oct 2013 | By shelleytravels | Views [180] | Comments [1]

Free wine, a burnt down airport and a sigh of relief After a very enjoyable flight (ie many bottles of complimentary wine) we landed in Nairobi, Kenya. For those who don´t already know, a couple of weeks before our holiday, Nairobi Airport ... Read more >

Tags: mara serena lodge, masaii mara, migration, wildebeest

2014 Odyssey (how od remains to be seen )

Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By marfee7 | Views [178] | Comments [2]

May 29 – July 20 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 >

Matt - Maps and Stats, and a word on presents

Thu, 8 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views [177]

Maps 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. Stats Some stats from our ... Read more >

Your Backyard - My life in a few days

Sun, 6 Oct 2013 | By isaacsimmons | Views [176] | Video | Scholarship Entry

My film is based on what i do with my time: travelling the country, studying at college and working to fund the next adventure. I was inspired to start film making when i saw several episodes of a documentary/holiday film made by two freelance filmmakers ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Film Scholarships 2013

Bits from London Newspaper articles

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 | By krodin | Views [174]

Bits from Nov. 27th “The Independent” English Newspaper Articles On the plane they provide free newspapers.  It is difficult to read "The Time" in the seats in the economy section, so I chose "The Independent" as the paper is ... Read more >


Thu, 15 May 2014 | By blood | Views [162] | 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 >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

Knives Hewn From Ebony

Thu, 15 May 2014 | By a-finch | Views [159] | 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

Farewell Edinburgh..Hello Shakespeare!

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 | By ruthandklas | Views [157] | Comments [1]

After a pretty bonkers week packing up our little hobbit house, partying with the neighbours (ending in a Spanish man getting dropped on his head!) and a final trip to the beach, we squashed our life into the car (leaving 8 boxes stranded behind in a ... Read more >

Story of the Highlands

Sun, 1 Dec 2013 | By jporath | Views [150] | Video

When I was in Scotland, I fell in love with the country and the Highlands. I went with my group and a guide who told us a story of the Highlands. Its sad and terrible, but very much part of the Scottish history. There is a video you can watch if you ... Read more >


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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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