I don’t live far from London so venture in on occasion for a day out. I’m a big museum nerd and thought I had visited most of the ones in London. Until I found out about London’s Mail Rail... Mail Rail logo from Postal Museum website It started with a plan in 1911 to solve … Continue reading Did you know THIS London museum existed?
I heard great things about Kyoto before visiting. Many people said they preferred it over Tokyo. Here’s an overview of well known things to do and my opinion of whether they lived up to the expectations I had after speaking to other travelers who had been. Fushimi Inari Taisha Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of … Continue reading Does Kyoto live up to all the hype?
The internet sometimes feels as if it’s clogged with bad news, negativity and trolls looking to put others down. That’s why an award such as this - that celebrates those bloggers who bring a bit of light to others’ days - is a great idea. As soon as I heard about it, I loved the … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
I’ll share a secret with you. I have struggled with anxiety and depressive episodes for years. After hitting rock bottom in the last couple of years, travel was a way to challenge my anxiety and remind me of amazing things in life. In October, I decided to fly to Japan to push myself out of … Continue reading An important trip to Japan
In April 1986, reactor 4 of the nuclear plant at Chernobyl, north Ukraine, exploded. Nearly 200 towns and villages in a 30km exclusion zone were evacuated and looters stole nearly all belongings that were left behind. 30 years later, the 10-30km area in the exclusion zone has returned to safe radiation levels as the contaminated particles settled in … Continue reading Top sites of Chernobyl exclusion zone
My bucket list has tended to always be travel related. I've been lucky enough to tick a few things off over the years but still have lots more to do. What's on your travel bucket list? NORTH AMERICA See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco - (Completed) Go to a blues show in New … Continue reading What’s Your Travel Bucket List?
Hong Kong became a British colony after the end of the second world war right up until 1997 when it became once again a part of China. It still regains it's own currency and English is widely spoken throughout, making it a great holiday destination for those seeking a taste of the far east without … Continue reading Highlights of Hong Kong
“…to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all…” – Elie Wiesel. There are six million murdered Jews that will never have their voice heard and their stories told. The Holocaust was one of history’s darkest crimes against humanity. Neighbour turned against neighbour, families were torn apart forever. It is our responsibility to be the voice … Continue reading Why The Holocaust Matters to Me…
The Middle East is a land full of culture, unique scenery and religious history. Here's some of my favourite things to see and do in Israel and Jordan. 1. Jerusalem - The Western Wall Visiting the Western Wall and hearing the famous 'wailing' of the prayers. This is the heart and soul of Jerusalem and it is … Continue reading 8 Jewels of the Holy Land
Iceland is geologically one of the youngest countries in the world. It has a sparse population of just over 320,000 people over it's 40,000 square mile surface area. It's a land of fire and ice with frequent volcanic activity against a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and cold winters. Here's ten things I did that I recommend … Continue reading Land of Fire & Ice… things to do in Iceland.