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Working my hamstrings

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | Views [312]

The steep hills and streets of Edinburgh must exist to balance out all the drinking they do. Down the bottom of the Royal Mile, near Holyrood House and the ghastly Parliament Building, is Arthur's Seat. From street view, it's nothing impressive. A trail ... Read more >

Tags: arthurs seat, edinburgh

Mmm haggis!

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | Views [403]

I highly recommend the Sandeman's 3 hour walking tour of Edinburgh. Our guide Andy was a fast-talking, enthusiatic Scottish lad who seemed to know all the old and new interesting tid-bits of the city. The tour started up The Royal Mile of course but ... Read more >

Tags: edinburgh, haggis, sandemans walking tour

Looking down on Durham and looking up at the Angel of the North

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | Views [366]

I've been couch surfing for two weeks and already I'm an ambassador! John and I stopped by his mother's place on our way to Durham. She disapproves of her son hosting travellers but had yet to meet one. While John tinkered with her broken tv, his mother ... Read more >

Tags: angel of the north, durham, edinburgh, fringe festival

Along the Tyne

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 28 Aug 2011 | Views [256]

Early Sunday morning, John took me out for a walk along the seven bridges whereby my constant mocking of the Tyne Bridge, a miniture version of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, must've gotten annoying. John is very keen on photography and so was a great walking ... Read more >

A day of food

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 27 Aug 2011 | Views [360]

"So where are we going tonight?" asked Michael, the army man with a charming Scottish accent. "Guess" "Maggies," was his quick reply. Magnesia Bank pub is where my hosts Jana and Michael met. Jana caught Michael's eye ... Read more >

Tags: geordie, magnesia bank, newcastle

Bronte in Bronte country

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | Views [406]

Bronteland, the streets are cobblestoned and steep. There aren't as many shops as I expected called 'Bronte (insert shop type here)'. There are the typical cute boutiques and cafes with snatches of west Yorkshire scenery in between. To the left, at ... Read more >

Tags: bronte, bronte falls, haworth, yorkshire

Photos: Yorkshire

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

York and Haworth
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Checking out nudes in York

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | Views [651]

5 years ago when I visited York and the only things I remember were eating rock cake, seeing York Minster and buying a funky watch. I was on a mission to find those places again, starting with the rock cake of course. In the city centre I wandered around, ... Read more >

Tags: fat rascal, william etty, york, york minster

Volleyball on Jesus Green

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 21 Aug 2011 | Views [599]

Sunday started as a lazy morning. Woke up at 11am and had lunch at 3pm. Pasta is a daily staple as it's easy to make. We had spaghetti carbonara and a quick world politics discussion, aided by the map that hung on the wall in their kitchen. Gloria had ... Read more >

Tags: cambridge, jesus green, kings college chapel, punting, st johns

Photos: Cambridge

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 20 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

So this is what a real university looks like...
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I heart crepes!

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 20 Aug 2011 | Views [430]

Staying near Parkside in Cambridge is great. It's so close to the city centre and there's always a game of football or cricket on. Gloria and her boyfriend Luca live near Parkside in a cluttered little apartment. Luca, being Italian, grows capsicum and ... Read more >

Tags: al casbah, cambridge, clares college, crepes, kings parade

I forgot that England has cricket - dammit!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | Views [387]

A word of warning: it is incredibly silly to carry 15 kilos of luggage from London Bridge to Victoria. But by doing this I did get to see Westminster Abbey on a beautiful clear summer day. Let off the coach at Cambridge parkside, I had an hour to ... Read more >

Tags: cambridge

Photos: London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

Here I spent one day going around to the free exhibitions
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Jeans soaked to the knee in London

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 | Views [473]

Started my day with nowhere in particular to go in mind. It was a nice cool morning which began with a wander around Southwark, namely Southwark church and Borough Markets, the latter had very cute organic fruit, poultry and flower stalls. I find it ... Read more >

Tags: globe theatre, london, marks and spencers, museum of broken relationships, tate modern

Sweating in Jung-gu

SOUTH KOREA | Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | Views [465]

Thank goodness I had the sense to handwash my first set of clothes overnight because my clothes the next day were drenched in sweat after 3 hours. Jung-gu in Incheon was wrapped in thick fog yet the high humidity made everything slippery - my skin, ... Read more >

Tags: harbor park hotel, incheon, jayu park, jung-gu

Photos: Stopover in Incheon

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Photo Gallery

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First day of my Europe trip spent in South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 16 Aug 2011 | Views [515]

Slept not a jot on the plane. There should be an airline that hands out mild sleeping tablets as freely as they do orange juice. The korean stewardesses were so serene and made friends with all the passengers, especially the kids. Touchdown in Incheon.... Read more >

Tags: incheon, jung-gu, korea, korean air

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