Italy – Some Pisa, Some Rome & Some Bones

When I visited Italy during my two months of European Interrailing, Florence was my base camp. From there I took day trips to other parts of the country. Most notably, Rome and Pisa. The Wonky Tower of Italy The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous sights in Italy. Anyone visiting it…

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Italy – Heavenly Beauty and Hellish Heat

Stunning architecture and sense-smacking cuisine. There is more to Italy than that, but it was those two items that dominated my short stay in that beautiful country. It’s pronounced “Firenze” One of the realisations I had during my months of Interrailing was that the English names for places in Europe are often quite different to…

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Sightseeing in the UK – From Windsor to Weston

On my most recent return to the UK I saw the country in a new light; as a visitor, a tourist. This was largely down to my role as part-time tour-guide for my girlfriend and her parents. I’ve already talked about our apartment, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, and our party-time with Henry VIII. There was also…

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Sightseeing in the UK – On the Buses

A few months ago I went back to my homeland with my girlfriend and her family in tow. After exploring a wonderland and boogying down with some wenches, it was time to get some serious sightseeing done. Enter; the magical world of coach tours. The Magical Mystery Tour Given a brief window of time how…

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Sightseeing In The UK – Returning As A Tourist

Since moving abroad I’ve returned to the motherland on a number of occasions, mostly for family events, but on my most recent visit I was sightseeing in the UK. I spent most of my time in London, seeing the sites, tasting the foods, living the life. Night Terrors On The Night Bus Any time I…

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Switzerland – The Lean From 10,000ft

After a rip-roaring time in Alaska I set sail for the shores of bustling Europe. First I stopped at Koblenz, Germany then I InterRailed my way to Interlaken, Switzerland. I’ve already written of my tiny tent, my view-riffic hike, and my drunken date-crashing caper. But that’s not all I got up to, there is still…

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Switzerland – Hiking and Hooters

After returning from my first ever solo trip, which took me to Alaska, I almost immediately set about preparing for my next sojourn. With a two-month rail pass in hand I set out for main-land Europe, one of the great cultural melting-pots of the world. My first stop was in Koblenz, Germany but my second…

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Koblenz – A Return to My German Roots

Before going to University I took two months to travel around Europe with a flashy InterRail ticket. The first stop I made was in the picturesque German town where I spent some of my childhood: Koblenz. Returning there as an adult (well, young adult) was a stirring experience from start to finish. I arrived at…

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Growing Up In Germany

I started travelling from a young age. When I was but a wee lad my Dad often had to travel for work. Sometimes his contracts would be for an extended period of time and that’s how a four-year-old me found himself growing up in Germany. My first experiences of school and childhood were not in…

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