Tag Archives: Travel

London Walks: Old Street to Tower Hill

I was going to title this London Walks: East London and realised that would be a bit mis-leading.  East London is such a huge area and with there being no signs of gentrification slowing down saying that we’re heading to “East London” no longer just means we’re heading to Brick Lane.  On the contrary, no-one […]

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 […]

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 […]

Walking the Himalayas

An Evening with Levison Wood was held at the Royal Geographical Society last night and I was lucky enough to bag myself a ticket before if sold out…..  Levison was talking about his experiences Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas.  If you haven’t seen either of the programmes I thoroughly recommend them and think you can still […]

Sarajevo Stole My Heart

I was a teenager when Sarajevo was under siege.  The internet wasn’t part of our daily life then and we relied on one of the five TV channels we had to feed back the world news to us or one of the tabloid papers.  I remember knowing there were terrible things happening in Bosnia but I think […]

Myanmar – Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake

My two week itinerary was quite concise but definitely manageable. Yangon > Bagan > Mandalay > (day trip) Sagaing, Inwa, Amarapura > Pyin Oo Lwin > Mandalay > Kalaw > Pindaya Caves > Inle Lake > Yangon If you prefer to take things at a slower pace then ultimately you will probably find yourself in Yangon, […]