Author Archives: Watson's Wanderlust

London Experience: Up At The O2

Seventeen years ago the “Millennium Dome” appeared on our London skyline.  Waaay back then, Dad said “wouldn’t it be great if we could walk over this”.  One James Bond film later (still my favourite Bond opening), a rebrand by the giant O2 and it’s now a successful events space and now you can walk over the […]

London Walks: Kensington

I love living in West London but sometimes when things are on your doorsteps they are the least explored.  When friends come to stay it’s a perfect excuse to get out and re-visit some less frequented spots. First stop, Holland Park.  One of the most beautiful parks in London.  It boasts a Japanese Garden, an […]

Top Tips for Transylvania

  Waaaaaay back in 1998, during my GAP year I lived in Canada.  I met a lot of people during my time there but one that stayed with me was a guy called Ithaca who was from Transylvania, Romania.  The look on my face (and his!) when I realised in my young naivety that Transylvania […]

Driving in Romania

After road tripping Sicily and last year’s road trip round Slovenia I was fully confident with my driving on the right skills and this year decided it was time to do the long awaited road trip of the Transylvanian region in Romania.  Leading up to the trip, I spoke to a couple of Romanians about my […]

Xi’an for food lovers

From Shanghai we embarked the 15 hour overnight train to Xi’an.  I had heard lots of stories from friends about their experiences on the overnight trains in China but from 7 years ago, I think its fair to say it has changed, or maybe I was more prepared. There are many reasons to join a small […]

24 hours in Shanghai

15 minutes into the BBC’s first episode of The Silk Road and I was researching trips to China with my favourite small tour operator – Intrepid.  I had always wanted to visit China but always thought I should give it a decent amount of time – it’s so big!  Suddenly feeling inspired but lack of […]

Slovenia: Top Five Must See Places

Following on from my cheeky weekend in Venice I transferred from Venice to Piran in Slovenia by GoOpti.  I can’t recommend them enough for the simplicity of getting from one place to another.  I tend to use companies like this for across border journeys where normally I would have to do a train, bus and maybe […]