A nation that keeps one eye on the past is wise. A nation that keeps two eyes on the past in blind.
A quote on Montgomery Street, Belfast.
Belfast is a vibrant, creative, cultural city with so much to offer. I spent a couple of months living and working in the city this summer and loved every minute. Word is spreading about the Belfast charm and it is quickly becoming a go-to destination for a weekend break in the UK. The city is well worth spending a couple of days exploring; for a relatively small city there is just so much to do (and I’ve not even included any of the incredible day trips on this list).
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Barcelona, it’s a city everyone seems to love. I have to admit, I’m not particularly well travelled when it comes to Europe (considering it’s my home continent!) I’ve certainly seen a lot more of Asia than I have of Europe. I knew very little about Barcelona, other than the fact everyone seems to really like it.
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Just over a year after I left Hong Kong, and around ten months since returning to the UK, I have found myself reflecting more on the big changes the past twelve months have brought to my life. I also realised that I’d made a bit of a travel blogger fail and not written a ‘life after travelling’ post.. so here goes!
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I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day simply disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book.
James Joyce, (on Ulysses)
Continue reading 12 THINGS TO DO IN DUBLIN | CITY OF A THOUSAND WELCOMES
A short but mesmerising trip to Lyon where we attended a gig in the 2000 year old Théâtres Romains de Fourvière. A quick guide and overview of our time enjoying Mac de Marco and Tame Impala live, lots of cheese and the cities many charms.
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Belfast, so often overlooked when considering ‘where to go’ in the UK, Ireland and indeed Europe. Belfast has really formed its own, very special identity over the years. It’s not England, it’s not Ireland – It’s very much just Northern Ireland. It really is a special place that i’ve had the chance to get to know so well.
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The morning finally came when we were to be transported to Bangkok. An ambulance brought us directly to the tarmac by the plane the doctor arrived on. I was taken through security while the doctor from Bangkok hooked Ben up to various medication.
Continue reading WHEN TRAVEL GOES WRONG | BOUND FOR BANGKOK
Straight away, we ordered a tuk-tuk to take us to the hospital. By this stage, the pain was excruciating for Ben, he could not walk without assistance.
Continue reading A NIGHTMARE SCENARIO