A few months ago now I got some online abuse thanks to my Glastonbury Mistakes article (check out the comments). Despite saying leaving your stuff was a mistake; I understand quite a few people got upset about me saying that I could see while people did. The article was all [...]
The incredible cars in Cuba are one of the first things that come to mind when you think of the country. Anyone who presumes they’re just a tourist draw to be found in the commercial areas is wrong – from outer Havana to inner Cienfuegos the cars were relics of [...]Read more...
Before I went to Cuba I imagined I’d arrive in a land filled with colour. From the old cars to the different hues of houses to the local people – a mix of Asian, African and Spanish descent. I pictured my days filled with wandering the streets and taking photos [...]Read more...
If you find yourself wandering the streets of Porto looking to satisfy your growling belly, get yourself to Cafe Majestic on Rua Santa Caterina quick fast. I wanted to go for coffee after missing out last time I visited Porto for a travel conference, and so me and my three [...]Read more...
Not long till Field Day now – 25 May 2013. I’ve gone through the whole line up – relistened to the artists I love and checked out the few that I’ve never ruddy bloody heard of. It’s been a long, joyful and interesting process. I love doing this as it [...]Read more...
What I've been up to lately
I learnt to ski in January 2012 when I went to Vogel Ski Centre in Slovenia. I had a brilliant time and progressed well in the four days we had on the slopes. I felt pretty confident on leaving Slovenia that I’d be a champion skier in no time and [...]
I’ll admit the London Triathlon training isn’t going very well. Since my last post announcing I was actually doing the London Triathlon I’ve managed about 10 x 5k runs, an hour of yoga a week and err, that’s pretty much it. Excuses include Having time to fit it in It’s [...]
Seriously. Click on another article if you’re prone to jealousy… Havana Club Rum launched a competition in January to win an incredible gap year taking in Tokyo, Melbourne, Havana, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Toronto, Melbourne, Rio, Valparaiso, Buenos Aires, Paris and Moscow. 12 months, 12 unforgettable experiences, just one winner. And [...]
After a tip off from one of the girls at our hostel in Barcelona we ventured out to the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau on the way to the Sagrada Familia. Am I allowed to say I was more impressed by this than I was the [...]
When you’re on a student budget you have to be a little more creative when it comes to affording travel. I used to trawl gumtree.com looking for free travel opportunities, or even better, ones that paid. I came across VaughanTown. An English immersion ‘camp’ that drafted in anglophiles to chat [...]
The hardest decision in Porto is which port cave to go to first. There are over 30 caves in Vila Nova de Gaia, the town facing Porto just over the river. From Cockburn’s (pronounced Co-burns, sad times) to Sandemans to Crofts all the big names have set up their port distilleries [...]
I’ve had a few people across the internet and in real life ask me what they need to take to Glastonbury. Backpack space is tight for festivals and your kit list for Glastonbury needs to be precise and carefully thought about. Trust me, if you make the same Glasto mistake [...]
Vienna is one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities I’ve been to. The white buildings glowed in the sun and the pale stone statues seemed to light up against the bright blue sky. The pedestrianised main street Karntnerstrasse is perfect for ambling around and whiling away a summer’s day, before [...]
I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to heights so to be honest the Sydney Harbour Bridge was of absolutely no interest to me. Just looking at the promotional photos of people climbing across the top with big smiles on their faces was enough to flip my stomach. [...]