Five Ways Tyneside is Great

October 17, 2014
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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 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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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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King’s Cross Begins to Buzz

February 25, 2014
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King’s Cross was a product of Victorian progress – not just a railway station, but a massive, interlinked landscape of goods yards, warehouses, energy storage, distribution facilities and waterways. Railway passengers found hotels ready for them at the station, and an underground railway waiting to carry them to other parts of the metropolis. If the […]

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Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival Bruges 2013

December 5, 2013
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We’ve just got back from an amazing few days in Bruges, Belgium. One of the first things I knew I wanted to see, and the first thing I want to blog about is this unique, ice-cool show! Camped out in front of the city’s railway station, the Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival is tucked away […]

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What To See & Do in Santiago, Chile

November 20, 2013
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In what will probably be the longest day of our lives, we arrived into Santiago de Chile four hours before we left Auckland. Go figure. Despite the dizzying confusion of the International Date Line to contend with, as soon as we walked out of departures, people were benevolently pointing us towards the awaiting Centropuerto bus […]

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Visiting London Alone? Spoil Yourself!

November 13, 2013
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It can be daunting to visit new places on your own — even for seasoned travellers, and especially when it’s a vast city like London. I’ve been in the Big Smoke three times in the last week, visiting different people on each occasion. But I still love exploring London alone. You can’t get lost here […]

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