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A foreigner’s guide to surviving London

“What?!” you say. “You belong here. You’ve lived here your entire life. How can you write from the perspective of a lost traveller on their first visit to the Big Smoke?” True, I am. But... [Read more...]

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November 6, 2009

A weekend in Central Europe

Central Europe consists only of the Czech Republic. They don’t want to be muddled in with Eastern Europe, still a raw Communist wound reflecting Russian rule. And they’re just not close enough to... [Read more...]

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August 19, 2009

Les Bons Temps

Ah, Paris! Earth’s most romantic city. Home to the Mona Lisa, cheese and probably the world’s most useable underground metro system, everyone wants to experience this delightful city at least once.... [Read more...]

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February 25, 2009

Finland: ten tips to survival

Finland. The road somewhat less travelled, one might assume, although hardly off the beaten track. Home to Nokia, reindeers, Battle Metal, Sami Hyypia, saunas, Father Christmas and – of course –... [Read more...]

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September 1, 2008

Thailand: A(n Un)fortunate End

A(n Un)fortunate End Unable to eat for over a week at this point, my throat infection had got to the stage of serious discomfort. Whenever I did eat, my mouth felt as if I was stuffing it full of sandpaper,... [Read more...]

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August 29, 2008

Thailand: Full Moon Party

Full Moon Party Ko Pha Ngan is known not only for its Full Moon Parties, but also it’s Half Moon Parties, Quarter Moon Parties, and all the parties in between leading up to whichever lunar event... [Read more...]

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August 25, 2008

Thailand: Bongo Bungalows

Bongo Bungalows Set just off the main street in Ko Pha Ngan’s central Hadrin lies the incredible Bongo Bungalows. After a night in a resort thirty minutes from anywhere, Roy, Mark and I realised... [Read more...]

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August 25, 2008

Thailand: Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi ‘Ko’ means island in Thai. Phi Phi is reckoned to be one of the most beautiful places in the world, although it’s actually made up of six islands. It is also the setting for... [Read more...]

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August 24, 2008

Thailand: Going South…

Going South… Filled up the standard capital delights that Bangkok had to offer, that evening the three of us boarded a night coach to take us down to Ko Phi Phi, reportedly one of the most beautiful... [Read more...]

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August 24, 2008

Thailand: Tuk-tuks

Tuk-tuks Ahh, all across south east Asia, the tuk-tuk reigns as transport king. God knows why. They’re no cheaper than a taxi, stink of petrol fumes and must have at least a 200% higher chance of... [Read more...]

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August 24, 2008

Thailand: Khao San Road

OK, I never quite got round to keeping my online blog updated whilst in Thailand, so I’m gonna have to put in all the leg work now. In some ways, however, it’ll make the whole thing a little... [Read more...]

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August 6, 2008

spicy disco…  (Bangkok)

So, after another couple of manic weekends in Bournemouth – most memorable for (asides from the partying) running around in the mud, the extensive use of “my contraption” and an awesome... [Read more...]

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July 31, 2008

Hostel Celica

I’m often told that writing about music is as ridiculous as dancing about architecture, and I quite agree. Not that I care, it’s a great creative outlet and the perks are worthwhile; free CDs beyond... [Read more...]

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09 April 08: france, ferries, and foot fetishists

So, with my car packed (sleeping bag, blanket, tin opener, pegs, rope, hammer, spare t-shirts, pile of mix CDs, road atlas, water, rollerblades, books), I headed Dover-ward on sunny Saturday to the sound... [Read more...]

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05 April 08: The Purpose of This Trip Is To Have No Purpose

That sounds awfully Fight Club, but it’s true.  When I can be bothered to make it out of bed, which’ll be soon because I’m famished, I’ll shower, chuck the rest of the stuff in the car, and head... [Read more...]

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27 March 08: birthday celebrations, black beards, mushrooms and a fuckin’ good pair of running shoes

Yeah, that’s what’s made my week.  Or, more specifically, a trip to Amsterdam and meeting Slash, Duff and Matt from Guns’n’Roses. Last Thursday marked my 23rd birthday.  I just got a message... [Read more...]

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25 Feb 08: 420 Door of Faith Rd, Hawaii

I don’t think I’ve ever been less prepared for a trip than I was for my recent escapades to the wonderful island of Maui, HI.  It wasn’t through choice or even laziness; it all just... [Read more...]

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03 Sept 07: whiskey-drinkin’, cowboy-chasin’

Well, none of that’s been going on.  I flew back from NYC on Friday night.  Apparently I worried the whole plane because I hadn’t checked in properly and they didn’t know how there... [Read more...]

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30 Aug 07: living life by the drop…

So, the mountain bar was on a mountain and had mountain people in it, but being a Monday it wasn’t too busy.  I got to meet Carrie’s brother and had a disturbing conversation with a guy I... [Read more...]

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28 Aug 07: Cruise control doesn’t set higher than 85mph.. :(

After the bunkbed shenanigans in San Fran (four people, one double bunkbed), we woke nice’n’early to hit the road.  Leaving San Fran at 7am, we headed east and arrived in Salt Lake City, UT,... [Read more...]

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