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Feb 13 2015

Fat Thursday and Doughnuts

One of the great things about being an expat is that you learn a lot about the traditions of the country in which you are living.  I’ve learned so much already in the four months I’ve been here.  One is that Christmas goes on forever.  Okay, so I’m exaggerating a bit, but not much.  Christmas …

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Jan 09 2015

The Majestic Tower Bridge in London

Tower Bridge is probably the most photographed bridge in London as it sits majestically over the River Thames.  As one of London’s icons, it is this week’s Foto Friday. It looks great during the day, but even more spectacular at night when it’s lit up (as in the photograph above).   It was built in …

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Oct 07 2014

9 Tech Gadgets to Take Travelling

When I travelled around the world, the only tech gadgets I had were a mobile phone that could do no more with than make calls, send text messages, and take photos; and a small point and shoot camera.  That was it.  Fast forward 6½ years and I now have an array of technology I drag around with …

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Aug 26 2014

9 Benefits of Staying in Hostels

I stay in all sorts of accommodation when I travel, although, more often than not, it’s hostels. On my current trip around the West Highlands and islands of Scotland, I’ve only stayed in hostels.  During this trip, I’ve met a few people along the way who are trying them out for the first time.  Interestingly, one couple …

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Jul 29 2014

Modlin Airport to the Centre of Warsaw: Bus or Train?

Before leaving for Warsaw, I booked my accommodation and looked at the various options of how to get  there from Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport.  My initial thought was to get the train because it seemed like a straight route.  However, things are never as simple as they seem.  Well, not in my case at least.  So, what happened? Having …

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Jul 14 2014

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s… a Bus!

Really?  Yes! When I started travelling independently in 2008, I used different modes of transport to get around – buses, trains, planes, taxis, and tuk tuks but, in the main, I travelled by bus and still do a lot of the time.  You might think a bus is a bus; seen one, seen them all, but that isn’t strictly …

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