Category Archive: Travel

4.3 Nagoya

Our hotel in Nagoya is situated just a few blocks away from the centre, and wandering aimlessly in almost any direction will bring you to the neon jungle. On our first evening we… Continue reading

4.2 (Tokyo), Osaka and Nara

After a final day in Tokyo checking out the Shibuya district (100¥ shops, the best ever Katsu curry and the famous scramble crossing), we took a bullet train south to Kansai province, Osaka.… Continue reading

4.1 Tokyo

The only thing worse than a fifteen hour flight is a fifteen hour flight, a three hour wait, a one hour delay and then another five hour flight. I stopped attempting to form… Continue reading

4. Japan

I’m off to Japan! I’m pretty confident about the WiFi in Japan, (I’ve heard they’re pretty hot on that stuff), so expect regular updates, and loads of photos of everything from fashion to… Continue reading

3.9 Verona and Milan

We had a pretty stressful arrival in Verona as the B&B we had booked had already closed its reception when we arrived (we had gotten lost) and no matter how hard we rang… Continue reading

3.8 (Bologna) & Venice

Bologna, and this may come as a surprise to many of you, is the ancestral home of Bolognese sauce. I know, I know, the clue is in the name but it took me… Continue reading

3.7 Rome

We were in Rome for three days, staying at one of the best party hostels in the city. The fact that our hostel literally has a night club in the basement didn’t really… Continue reading

3.6 Napoli

“We’re going to Naples!” Is, in my experience, a statement most often followed by a severe warning about thievery, mugging, or violent crime. (Except in one instance; “hehe, Naples sounds like nipples…”) Following… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading

3.4 (Rome) (Messina) and Syracuse

If someone is snoring in a hostel dorm room, or if they are prone to night terrors, sleep talking, sleep barking (don’t even ask) or even loud sleep shuffling, it should be legal,… Continue reading

3.3 Florence and Siena

Florence is the most beautiful city I have ever visited, and I absolutely adore it. We went to see the real David in all his glory, and it was amazing! It really has… Continue reading

3.2 Florence

We arrived in Florence after a long and uncomfortable train journey, most of which was spent hunkered down on our rucksacks in the hot and stuffy cargo hold of an old and alarmingly… Continue reading

3.1 Milan

Leave without a plan. The kind of supposedly aspirational undertaking which is plastered across bucket lists everywhere. Leave without a plan. In reality, this may not be the most sensible solution. Leave, perhaps… Continue reading

3. Italy

Oh, Packing. So, today I tipped out all of those toiletries and first aid things that I packed for Peru and cut them down to half, and sort of looked and it and… Continue reading

2. New York

We only had three days and three nights in New York, but I’m so glad that we made the stop. From the first time we stumbled out of our apartment into the harsh… Continue reading

1.11 International Weight Lifting Champion

Hello again. Apologies for lack of posts! We were hibernating pretty seriously for a couple of days after the Inca Trail, and the only reason we eventually emerged was because we had a plane… Continue reading

1.10 The Inca Trail

Hola Chicos! Sorry for the insane length of this post, but a lot has happened! We are in the middle of moving accomodation and preparing to return to Lima, we are super busy… Continue reading

1.9 Lake Titicaca

If we renamed all the tourist attractions in England so that their names included hilarious words such as Titi, the British tourist industry would be at an all time high. More reasons to vote… Continue reading

1.8 Could a llama trample me?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a group of just thirty five adults or seventy children are able to trample a human being to death. This is true of just a small… Continue reading

1.7 El Cristo Blanco

*cough. cough.* I´m sick. I think that one of los neños charmingly gave me their cough and now it has mutated into some kind of megavirus, leaving me exhausted and disgusting. Whoever said… Continue reading

(1.6 Sex and el Ciudad)

Okay, a quick update… We have moved out of Lourdes´house! At this point, we would have happily moved back to the accomodation that originally fell down, even if it was still partially collapsed,… Continue reading

1.5.5 Side note.

We certainly feel that we are getting to know Cusco much better now, it is a relatively small city and we can easily wander around, going from the main plasa to our residence… Continue reading

1.5 Sun Temple, sun and temples.

I would like to retract my previous statement of “Ola” I of course meant to say “Hola!”. How embarassing. Anyway, Los Neñosssss! I am enjoying them. They are fun to hang out with,… Continue reading

1.4 Los Neños

Ola. Well, everything turned out better than expected. On Monday we went with much trepidation to the Spanish school in the centre of Cusco. (This is a twenty minute walk from our homestay,… Continue reading

1.3 Cusco

We have been in Cusco for three days now, and after a last minute change of plans from Real Gap (apparently our accommodation fell down…) we have been posted with a host family.… Continue reading

1.2 Huaca Pucllana

We´ve been doing a lot more exploring around Lima, and today we went to see the ancient Inca palace of Huaca Pucllana. Where our hostel is; Miraflores, is a seperate district of Lima,… Continue reading

1.1 Flying Dog Hostel, Lima.

Well, we’re officially in Peru! After two long haul flights, we arrived in Lima airport very early this morning. We found a licensed (be proud) Taxi Driver and asked him how much it would… Continue reading

1. Peru

  Click to enlarge I am leaving for the airport in an hour and a half! I have a (relatively) small rucksack, as I have discovered, and it is a good job I… Continue reading

The science of leaving.

Hello! I’m just in the interim stage at the moment between leaving-work and leaving-the-country, and I’m starting to go absolutely crazy. When I get stressed out, I begin to obsessively organise things, until… Continue reading

Packing Algorithms

Packing. Seriously, it’s like this crazy test of skill and decision-making, and it stresses me out. So I did what any rational person would do. I made a flow chart. Here’s my foolproof… Continue reading

Social Media

I love blogging, and I enjoy being a part of the social media of WordPress, much more than I enjoy being a part of Facebook, or Twitter, or, you know, Bebo. I have… Continue reading

The Business of Blogging.

So, I have finished the oh-so-exciting-and-also-incredibly-frustrating-and-surprisingly-time-consuming project that I have been working on. I decided to make little ‘business cards’ so I could give my blog address to friends and family so that… Continue reading

Teenage Dirtbag.

I went to York! It is such a lovely historic town, and the University keeps it alive and kicking. There’s a coffee shop on every corner, huge open spaces, beautiful parks, an amazing… Continue reading

Brasenose, Oxford, England, Earth, The Milky Way, The Universe

I went to visit Baby #2 in Oxford over the weekend which was really lovely. Oxford is so beautiful and historical, yet there is no reverence or reserve surrounding the city. The Students,… Continue reading

Permalink

Blogging about my life has, if anything, made me realise how little there currently is in my life to blog about… I’m working a very very lot to raise the money to do… Continue reading

Bedonism.

he·don·ism [heed-n-iz-uhm]  noun 1.the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the highest good. 2.devotion to pleasure as a way of life: The later Roman emperors were notorious for their hedonism. Hmm… be·don·ism [bed-n-iz-uhm]  noun 1.the doctrine that sleep is the highest good. 2.devotion to sleeping as a way of life: The later Roman emperors were notorious for not being quite as good at sleeping as Georgi is. Right now, sleeping… Continue reading

I have lost my passport.

I actually have. But, in other news, I’m continuing to, erm, persevere with the whole University idea. Making decisions has never been my forte. But we’re getting there, as per the to do list. Also,… Continue reading