I’d wanted to visit Porto for a long time, but by the time I actually got here, I almost burnt out of energy. I also hadn’t had a proper coffee or taken my vitamins for a few days, so that contributes. Also, my first experience upon landing was ordering an uber, witnessing a fight between… Read More Concluding Portugal. A few lazy days in Porto.
Strange that in my remoteness I seemed to feel, as never before, the vital presence of Earth as of a creature alive but tranced and obscurely yearning to wake – Olaf Stapledon, Star Maker (1937) I miss Slovenia and I’ve only been gone 3 days. It was undoubtedly my favourite country on the list so… Read More Slovenia: Ljubljana, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
Our third workaway has been magical. It began as well as its gone on. We felt comfortable immediately with the owners Helen and Francis and our Netherlands neighbours Tom and Lisa. The sun came in bursts (as to not overwhelm us, of course) and we engaged in new activities such as playing catch and badminton,… Read More Workaway three: Mas Sant Nicolau, Figueres and Friends
The first time I visited Hamburg, I loved it. I fell for the streets filled with street art, unique shops and the transport system which is great when you’re a solo traveller and want to get about. This time was different. I loved Hamburg, I realise now, because it was my first solo adventure. This… Read More Hamburg: everything differs in the rain.
48 hours in Rotterdam flew by as we tried to re-align ourselves with city life after two of the happiest weeks in the Dutch countryside. Rotterdam is a melting pot of experimental architecture, rich and poor, culture and class. It’s so different to Amsterdam and so different to any other European city I have ever… Read More Rotterdam; shape, colour and size – a ramble and some pics.
The culture of Japan has long fascinated me, like many others. Though I’ve dabbled in Japanese literature, I can probably count the literature studied on two hands; strange for something I’ve found intriguing but not pursued. “Join us for an evening in conversation with Takashi Hiraide and Kyoko Yoshida, two authors whose work exemplifies the genre-bending… Read More Japan Now: Manchester, storytelling and literature as art form.
The city I live in has been opened up this week, as my Love got a job in the same building. It means after work, I no longer rush to flee the city, but I waltz around it, with my hand in his, exploring. Manchester is a city ripe with potential. It’s at the point… Read More A week in Manchester.
Is it even possible? Did I even try??… Read More 24 hours in London with £50. A run through in reverse.