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Ex Nihilo

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By evelynhollow | Views [2138] | 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

Supply Teaching 101

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [1259] | Comments [1]

At long last and far over due, I am writing a post about my recent experiences supply teaching in London. I have been lucky enough to spend time at a variety of lovely primary (aka elementary) schools in North London. Supply teaching in the UK is very ... Read more >

Tags: culture, learning, london, supply teaching, teacher

Pisa Italy

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 | By traveleze | Views [848]

Pisa Italy is worth a visit as well known as the leaning tower of Pisa .  That’s why every tourist puts this Italian city on their itinerary.  There is more to Pisa than that tower there are many different types of  things to ... Read more >

Tags: holidays, pisa italy, travel writer, traveler, traveleze, traveller, travelling

The First One - Killimanjaro Blog

Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By tony_mattravers | Views [716] | 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

Our Typical Weekend in London

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [712]

Big Ben was beautiful this past weekend, glistening in the sunlight through the branches of the trees lining the Thames. It surprised us as we explored in an effort to burn off the calories from the heaps of exquisite food we had downed at  Zoe's ... Read more >

Tags: big ben, fries, london, weekend, wembley

Broadway Market beckons

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By annagrace | Views [629] | 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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Block Workout

Thu, 4 Sep 2014 | By dan_and_nate | Views [494] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Hello World Nomads, Our film shares the story of us as two young travellers looking for a place to work out before embarking on a Eurotrip. We asked people where to go for an ass whooping and heard of a place in Brixton called Block Workout. After some ... Read more >

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Hadrian's Wall

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 | By traveleze | Views [470]

Though the Romans constructed a number of fortified walls to protect their borders most were made of earth and wood. Hadrian's Wall survives to this day due to the use of local stone. Construction began in 122 AD and it formed a continual wall stretching ... Read more >

Tags: hadrians wall, holidays, travel writer, traveleze, travelling

A Roof With a View

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [463]

The 360 degree view of the skyline of London at sunset was absolutely free. Lights twinkled, the cool crisp air tickled my skin, and my breath fogged slightly in the air, just enough to give the deep resonating sense that fall had arrived. ... Read more >

Tags: clf art cafe, date night, london, romance, roof, rooftop film club, sunset, view

Orange Jacket

Mon, 11 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [450] | 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

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in London

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [414]

The moment you have all been waiting for is here: The premiere post from guest-writer Paul. As Rachel’s non-travel-award-winning-other-half, I’m honored to present reasons why you should study in London. Although my experience is at the postgraduate ... Read more >

Tags: cheap, london, student, study abroad

Tower bridge

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 | By traveleze | Views [392]

Tower bridge is one of central London’s most recognisable landmarks. It has become one of the iconic images of the English capital. It crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London, from which it takes its name. Architecture ... Read more >

Tags: holidays, london, tower bridge, travel, travel blog, travelblog, traveleze, traveller, travelling

Sunrise Breakfast Overlooking London

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By olivia | Views [376] | 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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London Food on the Cheap

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 | By rmckinley | Views [374]

London has recently been ranked as the  most expensive city in the world  (surpassing even Hong Kong), but that surely doesn't stop travelers from visiting or even moving to the city. Whether the draw is summer work, sightseeing, or history, ... Read more >

Tags: budget, cheap, city, food, london, travel

Hostel #2

Thu, 21 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [367] | 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

A Night with Guy Fawkes

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 | By kate_ganna | Views [364] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Despite the fact that we’re not shooting video for living, both of us find enough inspiration and time to shoot some movies. We even made our own travel show ‘Tips On Trips’ while studying at the University of Sussex in Brighton (UK). As members of UniTV ... Read more >

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Going Where Man May Never Go Again

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By archaeologytravel | Views [358] | 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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Adventures in Plodiv

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 | By traveleze | Views [347]

Bulgaria has experienced an explosion in popularity in the last couple of years as a holiday destination. Fueled by cheap prices and now, increasingly, by Spanish style all-inclusive package deals, the Black Sea coast, along with the capital, Sofia, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures in plodiv, holidays, travel, travel writer, traveleze, traveller, travelling

Pieces and Players

Mon, 25 May 2015 | By kjfunk | Views [333] | 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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The World in One Place: Passing Clouds

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 | By zoeandamelia | Views [312] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Amelia and I have known each other for little over a month. That may not seem like long to start working together, but what we have learnt through this high spirited and characterful journey is that we make a damn good team. We've battled night buses, ... Read more >

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See ya Scotland

Sun, 24 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [285] | 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 >

The Pot Still, Hope Street, Glasgow

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By christianbarnett3 | Views [280] | 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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Tips on How to Survive London on a Working Holiday Visa

Sun, 9 Nov 2014 | By moresbbb | Views [278]

Multifaceted, ever-changing, often fickle; London is defined by it’s pace, density, and diversity. Multicultural and inclusive here, homogenous and exclusive there, but most often both, side by side. Neighbourhoods offering overpriced continental ... Read more >

Tags: london, uk, working holiday visa

Bizarre Bath

Wed, 27 May 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [268]

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

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

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 | By homeless_harry | Views [205]

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


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