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Ex Nihilo

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By evelynhollow | Views [2738] | Comments [7] | Scholarship Entry

Growing up mostly on a caravan park, buried in a valley of the Scottish borders, I knew what 'nothing' looked like well. The nothingness of empty cupboards. The nothingness of dead air in the night-time. The nothingness of your own company in a place ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 Writing Scholarship

The First One - Killimanjaro Blog

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [806] | Comments [2]

 I am Tony Mattravers, a married father of one who has wanted to climb Kilimanjaro for many years. About two years ago, I was three and a half stone heavier than I am now, but took a decision to change my life, as I was not doing any exercise ... Read more >

Tags: challenge, killimanjaro, summit, trekking

Broadway Market beckons

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By annagrace | Views [770] | Scholarship Entry

I blame it on the namer of streets. I had eagerly marched to Broadway Market only to find, well, I hadn't arrived at all. Somewhere along the way I had been drawn down streets with irresistible names like Pope's Head Alley and Crooked Billet Yard. I made ... Read more >

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Sunrise Breakfast Overlooking London

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By olivia | Views [485] | Scholarship Entry

There's something very distinctly "London" that stands out from the very moment you set foot on the pavement. It's not Big Ben, the London Eye, or the Shard looming above you like the evil eye of Sauron; it's the exasperated sighs and passive aggressive ... Read more >

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Orange Jacket

Mon, 11 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [473] | Comments [1]

Another pic at the game-by the way, the most intriguing person to me in  the stadium wasn't Sergio Aguero, or some other player on the team, but more the guy in the orange jacket sitting at the front of each row. Now matter what happened on the ... Read more >

Tags: football

Going Where Man May Never Go Again

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By archaeologytravel | Views [460] | Scholarship Entry

Following a few unsuccessful attempts to visit the cave of Lascaux, I am at last getting my 40 minutes of Ice Age glory. Lascaux is after all to art what La Scala is to opera, or Glastonbury to summer music festivals. Our group of five is met at a gate ... Read more >

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Pieces and Players

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By kjfunk | Views [434] | Scholarship Entry

He was a big, mixed-race guy with tight white curls and wire-rimmed glasses, hands folded over his belly as if he’d just finished a three-course lunch. He sat with his chess pieces, waiting for the next gullible fool to come over. Me. You can never be ... Read more >

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Hostel #2

Thu, 21 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [420] | Comments [2]

Well-for this part of the trip, which is the 3 day tour, I took the cheap route again and am staying in a hostel. It is a very different experience this time, though. I only have 3 roomates.  I should start off by saying the hostel looks like a ... Read more >

Tags: hostile, scotland

The Pot Still, Hope Street, Glasgow

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By christianbarnett3 | Views [386] | Scholarship Entry

If you’ve plumped for Glasgow as your next port of call, nothing better embodies the city’s spirit than The Pot Still on Hope Street. The Pot Still is a glorious institution, undoubtedly some sort of opus and well worth spending a couple of idle hours ... Read more >

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Baby Steps towards Tony’s Kili adventure (guest blog)

Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [341]

STOP PRESS: Baby Mattravers has arrived safely! Another milestone reached, pretty much on schedule… I met Tony Mattravers about two years ago when he was in the midst of losing weight in order to go wing walking. It didn’t take long ... Read more >

Tags: fundraising, helping others, kilimanjaro, planning, preparation, trekking

See ya Scotland

Sun, 24 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [339] | Comments [3]

Today I am leaving my beloved Edinburgh, where I have spent a total of 6 nights in 3 different hotels/hostels. (in addition to the two nights in the Scottish Highlands/Skye).  The city is both stunningly beautiful and outrageously fun.  The ... Read more >

Bizarre Bath

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [316]

After I completed the tour of the Roman Baths, I checked into my hotel room and took a nap. After staying in hostels, I don't take a nice nap alone in a hotel room for granted. When I was done napping, I left my notebook computer and my passport in ... Read more >

Tags: bath, comedy

Hairy Crews

Sat, 23 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [250] | Comments [4]

Here is way a "Hairy Crew" looks like:

A place that deserves to be more famous than it is.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [240]

Ask any Australian about Jersey and the only thing they can think of is the cows. The small island is part of the UK, but just off the edge of France with French road names, is full of Polish people and with Parishes (or countys) like St. Johns, St. ... Read more >

Tags: castle, chip butty, cow, dolmars, friends, jersey, sunsets

Royal Windsor

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 | By shire_girl | Views [221] | Comments [7]

Being logged out and losing everything I've written is getting really old! For the last two days I've spent most of my time within the 900 year old walls of Windsor Castle. No photography is allowed inside the buildings, so my opportunities are reather ... Read more >

On to the Bath

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [218]

When I was on the 3 day tour in the Scottish Highlands, a guy on the tour told me to go to Bath-so that is what I did.  I checked out of my hotel in Salisbury, and went to Bath, a town an hours train ride from Salisbury.  First of all, Salisbury ... Read more >

A delight for the senses.

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [214]

Scotland has so thoroughly pampered my senses that writing about it soon after leaving, I feel like I should be relaxing with a cigarette and praying the neighbours were asleep. 'Touch' is probably the only sensation that hasn't been lured into loving ... Read more >

Tags: edinburgh, highlands, music, scotland, tours, whisky

The double tonne.

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [206] | Comments [1]

Edinburgh was always meant to be a milestone. I thought it was going to be the site of my 40 th birthday party extravaganza but an inexplicable (Word of the week) desire to freeze the nuggets saw me here two months too early. So instead, this journal ... Read more >

Tags: edinburgh

I may have left the best for last....

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [197]

Let me tell you about the luck of the Irish. They are incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful country. They are lucky that they are all incredibly friendly people. They are lucky their famously cold weather played nice for the entire time or I could ... Read more >

Tags: doolin, friends, ireland, pubs galway, road trip


Thu, 14 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [192]

The hotel I am staying at is called Podworks. As you may be able to note from the name, the rooms aren't large.  There is a queen size bed which literally takes up half the space of the room-As a matter of fact  the bed touches the wall on ... Read more >

Saturday 4th April - Martlesham Heath to Heathrow London

Sat, 4 Apr 2015 | By paulfirman | Views [190]

Here we go on another adventure. The highlight of this trip is something we have both wanted to do for a long time, and when our friend Norma found this trip, we decided that this would be our next adventure. The holiday really began yesterday when ... Read more >

Auf den Spuren berühmter Filmdrehs in London

Sat, 18 Apr 2015 | By travelnomads | Views [188]

 Keine europäische Metropole wird so oft als Filmkulisse genutzt wie die britische Hauptstadt London. Durchschnittlich 35 Filmteams drehen täglich Szenen für Spielfilme, Werbespots oder Musikvideos auf Londons Straßen. ... Read more >

Tags: filmkulissen, london

Manchester UK

Sun, 10 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [184] | Comments [2]

Well yesterday was my first day in Manchester, UK. I have never been here, but I have been to London a few times. So you may be asking, why am I here? Well I read about Manchester a few years ago, when I worked for Gruntal and Company, a brokerage ... Read more >

Tags: arriving, manchester, uk

A day of wonder followed by disaster and dorm snoring.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [174]

Some cities grow on you. London crept into my favour like its cold that crept into my bones. Some cities are just instantly spellbinding. Istanbul was breath-taking from the first moment I started heading in the wrong direction from the bus stop. Edinburgh ... Read more >

Tags: arthurs seat, carlton hill, castle, dorm, edinburgh, royal mile

London Baby!

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 | By marciekiwi | Views [173] | Comments [1]

Made it! I'm in London, England, on the other side of the planet. My dream trip has begun! The flight was, well, long and that's all I have to say about that. Ok, maybe one more thing - flying long distance causes swollen ankles. Where there used ... Read more >


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