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Five Ways Tyneside is Great

by on October 17, 2014

Tyneside is … great art. There’s the Baltic, a converted flour mill that presents continually changing exhibitions of contemporary art. The top floors give one of the best views of the Tyne and its bridges that you can possibly get, and exhibitions have included such diverse artists as Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono, and […]

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Doing the Laos Loop Without Planning It First

September 14, 2014
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We were fresh from the tranquil surroundings of Si Phan Don and the 4000 Islands. Our first days in Laos were peaceful and incredibly relaxing. But things were set to change quite drastically. I don’t know where we first heard about ‘The Loop’ but it sounded fun and we decided we’d do a little bit of it, in […]

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Driving safely around New Zealand

September 2, 2014
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One of the best – and most common – ways for tourists to explore and enjoy New Zealand is by hiring a car or a campervan. As we travelled around these gorgeous islands for over two months, we actually bought a car and sold it again at the end (something I really ought to write […]

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Doing the Lambeth (North) Walk!

August 15, 2014
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The South Bank has come up in the world. But once you’re past Waterloo, it’s not trendy any more. You end up in Lambeth North, in an area that hardly seems to know what it’s called and that shades imperceptibly into Kennington and Vauxhall. Not, you might think, an interesting place? Think again. There are some fascinating […]

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Mumbai: last days in India

August 4, 2014
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After our relaxed few weeks by the beach in Goa, and with the memories of Delhi not so far away, we weren’t especially excited about hitting one of the world’s most populated metropolises. But hit it we did, arriving into the main station before 6am. Admittedly, it didn’t start well. Despite our tired protestations, the […]

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It’s Getting Hot… London’s Lustful Side

June 30, 2014
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Summer is finally here and with the more relaxed ambience this brings let’s celebrate a bit of London lust. Take a closer look at some of London’s statues and you may find they’re not as strait-laced as you might think. My first stop is going to be that buxom wench, the Venus of Broadgate – […]

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Checking In, Checking Out: The Norfolk Mead, Coltishall

June 25, 2014
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It was April when we stayed at this hotel, and it is so gorgeous that I’ve no idea why I’ve waited until now to write about it! We booked one of the deluxe rooms and stayed in Sloe – a small but perfectly appointed room in the eaves of the building. It’s all been painstakingly modernised […]

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