Mapping out Moscow

When you arrive into a city like Moscow for the first time, its sheer enormity can be terrifying. I find a good way to orientate yourself is to join a city tour. In Munich, I went on a Sandemans New Europe Munich Free Tour which really endeared me to these sorts of walks. Roughly two […]

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Bonding Bavarian-style at Bierschenke

When the platter was laid before us, there was only one battle cry worthy of the occasion. We shouted: MEAT!! Smashed our steins together, took a gulp, and dug in. No, we were not in a tent at Oktoberfest. We were at Bierschenke in Westminster, London. It was a dark Friday night and the streets […]

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Making home made pizza

This is a bit of an off-piste post, but I enjoyed making pizzas so much I had to write about it. London is so expensive that sometimes you have to be more creative with what you do for entertainment. The only time my friends and I can ever go to the cinema for example is […]

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Sensory overload on Columbia Road

Down in the East End of Laandan, there’s a place you can get two bunches of these bootiful tulips for five paands. Ok, I promise to stop it with the crap East End accent now. But that’s what it sounds like when you turn onto Columbia Road and the narrow street bursts into life, with […]

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Photo Tribute to ‘our river’

Just down the road from the house we lived in last summer there is a winding river, the water coming straight off the nearby mountains and ambling out of sight into the town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie. We spent many hot summer afternoons paddling, swimming and having picnics there; the water was freezing but it was a […]

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