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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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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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Hannover: A City that Breathes through the Night

June 26, 2013
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Hannover is a city situated on the Northern side of Germany. It is a highly-industrialized area that manufactures tyres, machinery, steel, iron, and cars. Despite having the title ‘World’s Marketplace for Innovation’, the city is proud of its vast night-life as well. Theatre fans will enjoy the numerous stage offerings around the metropolis. The famous […]

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Top 10 things to do near Kensington High Street

May 9, 2013
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I went to university at London’s Imperial College, meaning that I was lucky enough to spend my first year in student halls which were grand (at least from the outside) red brick apartment buildings smack bang next to the Royal Albert Hall. It was a fantastic year and coupled with the excitement of starting university […]

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Checking in, checking out: Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool

April 24, 2013
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You think we’d have done enough travelling by now to ensure we were streetwise enough to get on the right train from our local station. But no. Still, we breezed into Liverpool Lime Street on a sunny Wednesday afternoon and strolled up to the Hope Street Hotel at the top end of the city centre. […]

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Early evening fun in Soho, London

March 19, 2013
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I love going out in London, and I love Soho. What I don’t like are the queues, the dress codes, the members-only access and the crowds of people trying to squish into the latest hotspot. The solution? Hit the town early! For a friend’s 30th birthday, we headed out to Vinoteca’s Soho branch for a […]

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Tubing in Vang Vieng: a cautionary tale

February 20, 2013
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When I woke the morning after tubing the Nam Song River, I felt lucky to be alive. That’s a precious feeling we don’t get to experience enough, but I could have done without it. My legs were scratched and my body was bruised, my blood still pumped with substances I wasn’t too familiar with, but […]

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