Category EUROPE

Abandoned Places: Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship Monument, Varna

If you caught up with my last post about visiting Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria, this is the one I was meant to write but I got a bit distracted by trying to explain away why I swapped palm trees for concrete. So, back to present day! Well, almost…. I started my Eastern European trip in […]

Abandoned Places: Buzludzha Monument

After almost a year travelling around tropical climates I decided I wanted (or possibly more like I needed) to swap the palm trees and paradise islands for a completely different look – the look and use of concrete!  We’re talking about socialist monuments, ex-soviet relics, brilliant brutalist specimens – yep, I’m back in Eastern Europe.  […]

London Walks: Parklands

A 5 mile walk in North London on a rainy Good Friday you say?  Why not!  With non stop rain, I had this wonderful walking route almost all to myself, bar a few crazy runners and some dogs that seemed to like muddy puddles a little too much. From the 1860s a train line ran […]

London: Hidden Tunnels

I grew up within the commuter belt of London so from an early age Dad use to bring me up to “town” to see the London sights in the school holidays.  From 16 I started coming up to London with my friends, at 23 I moved to London and 17 years later I’m still here. […]

2017 Year in Review

2017 has been a busy year full of travel and self discovery but sadly very little blogging.  That’s one New Year resolution made… The start of 2017 was marred by sickness and being diagnosed with a fatty liver disease.  Completely reversible but a lifestyle change needed to happen immediately.  I have been sober for 8 […]

Weekend in Liverpool

I’ve visited 62 countries around the world yet I hadn’t managed to visit Liverpool, a mere 2 hours train ride from my London home.  Until last weekend!  Finally! What.A.City.  I have always said that I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the UK other than London – now then Liverpool, I could live in […]

Weekend in the Alps: The Matterhorn

Since watching The Night Manager on the BBC last year, I became obsessed with wanting to see the Matterhorn mountain which is in the first episode.  It looked magical and completely unreal to me. I’ve never skied, never will, which is why Switzerland hasn’t really ever been on my radar.  Plus I heard it’s expensive. […]