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New to East Ham - Getting Acquainted with the Ghetto

Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [718]

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 >

A Wet Start to 2013's Adventure

Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By marfee7 | Views [473]

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 >

Sh*t! I've just quit my job

Thu, 30 May 2013 | By lambotte | Views [452] | Comments [9]

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

A day in the life of a volunteer: Lake Shkodra Resort, Albania

Sun, 23 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [374] | Comments [4]

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

A Prelude to Writing on the Subject of Life in London

Sun, 5 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [318]

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

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

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 | By alannahammesfahr | Views [254]

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 >

Cycle to Mes bridge

Sat, 8 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [243]

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

Antisocial Interactions - Using Public Transport in Merry Old London Town

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [241]

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

Where some have tried, some have failed, but some have made it, and some have bailed.

Sun, 9 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [240]

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

Flying South for the Winter

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 | By davidt | Views [239] | 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 >


Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | By mattandnetty | Views [227]

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 [226]

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 >

The last two days

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [219]

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

First stop KL

Mon, 4 Nov 2013 | By aandjadventures | Views [203] | 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 >

Journey to Albania

Thu, 6 Jun 2013 | By josephuck | Views [201]

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

Bar Trials, Lobster Water and Safari Onesies

Mon, 13 May 2013 | By jessiejames | Views [196]

  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

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

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views [195] | 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 >

Summarising a Year on The Road

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 | By butterfly-freed | Views [182] | Comments [1]

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

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

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 | By ruthandklas | Views [180]

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 >

Matt - Maps and Stats, and a word on presents

Thu, 8 Aug 2013 | By katescarlett | Views [168]

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 >

Opening this blog

Fri, 31 May 2013 | By charline_thomasson | Views [163]

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. ... Read more >

Physiotherapy at Consipe, Cochabamba

Tue, 4 Jun 2013 | By cwhistler | Views [160]

Hola Amigos. It´s been quite a while since I´ve managed to put a blog up but hopefully this one will be comprehensive and full of interesting facts for you to digest - all about the project I´ve been doing! FISIOTERAPIA All ... Read more >

A National Health Nighmare?

Thu, 20 Mar 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [155] | 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

Your Backyard - My life in a few days

Sun, 6 Oct 2013 | By isaacsimmons | Views [149] | 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


Sat, 25 May 2013 | By josephuck | Views [146]

Is it a story if you only go an hour away? I'd like to think so. Though this is in the Albania story folder, it is actually the last UK trip I will make pre-Albania.   I've just returned from a four day trip to Leicester, UK, with my friend ... Read more >

Tags: canal, leicester, leics, midlands, overflow, river, short break, soar


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