At the time we booked to go to Christchurch, New Zealand, there had already been a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Saturday 4th September 2010, causing widespread damage to the city and minor injuries, but there were no direct fatalities. We were planning a round the world trip and Christchurch was one of our many stops … More Christchurch- An unfortunate disappointment
Peak Rail is a preserved railway in Derbyshire, which operates a steam and heritage diesel service for visitors to the Derbyshire Dales. We arrived at the Rowsley South train station on a cool and foggy October morning. The steam train was already in the station, so I went to buy our tickets from the most … More Peak Rail – A short journey back in time
Vietnam is a country rich in history and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, which will always make it a popular country for those backpacking in South East Asia. However, journeys in Vietnam are not something to be admired. The first clues were there once we arrived at Hanoi airport. We managed to avoid the eager taxi drivers … More Travelling Vietnam
One thing that Nottingham has been missing is a nice shopping centre. After visiting shopping centres such as Highcross Leicester, Meadowhall in Sheffield, Bullring in Birmingham and Westfield Derby, coming back to the drab and ugly Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh in Nottingham felt almost embarrassing! However, things are changing now that Intu have taken over and … More WESTfield we go Intu Derby
Victoria Victoria is my favourite city in Canada. It has everything in a city that I love. There’s the harbour that has spectacular views that lead out to the sea, as well as museums, cafes, restaurants and an awesome book store! The city has a very English feel to it. The Empress hotel felt very … More Canada’s diverse cities
Chicago is one of the coolest cities we’ve visited. There’s a great vibe to the place that we felt the moment we arrived. The diversity of the city gives it great character, from the astounding architecture such as the Bean, to the quint little beach on the lake. These are just 5 of the cool things to … More 6 of the coolest things in Chicago
“Wwoofing Eh?” was the reaction I received from most Canadians while I was over there for four months. From everyone else – before and after the trip – I received confused silence or comments on how a dog communicates. However, it is simply a way in which a cash strapped person can travel a country for a length of time, and “contribute” … More Wwoofing Eh?