Trying and almost failing to leave Belgium!

It was the last day of our weekend break.┬áSarah and I had booked a last minute cheap deal for a few days in Brussels, hoping to escape the forecast storms in Manchester. We had enjoyed it for the most part, a definite highlight was getting lost on the way back from Bruges and inadvertently traversing … Continue reading Trying and almost failing to leave Belgium!

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The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!

Chiang in Thai means elephant. This means that Chiang Mai is quite obviously known as a city of elephants. When you visit it is very apparent that they are an enormous part of the tourist industry here, with virtually all of the tour operators and guesthouse a offering one kind of elephant experience or another. … Continue reading The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary – caring for elephants, not riding them!

Sometimes, just like ‘real life’, traveling can be tough.

When I moved to Canada 3 years ago, I learned that going to new places on your own leaves you vulnerable and very open. Some days were hard and emotional, some weren't, but I learnt very quickly that travelling can so often be very far from idillic. It is tough because your character is constantly … Continue reading Sometimes, just like ‘real life’, traveling can be tough.

Budget hotels in KL, our cautionary tale!

Booking a hotel in a new city can have its challenges; you don't know the area, you're not entirely sure of how much things should cost, and you generally are just a little unsure of the what to expect. It's fairly straightforward to overcome these challenges with the easy access to online booking sights, reviews … Continue reading Budget hotels in KL, our cautionary tale!

Will Kaufman on Woody Guthrie

During my final year at university I took a course which involved making documentaries with a historical perspective. On this course I had the great pleasure of meeting Will Kauffman, a professor from the USA who as a cultural historian has spent a large part of his life researching and writing about the music of┬áthe … Continue reading Will Kaufman on Woody Guthrie

Ostend – making the most of getting lost!

Something that we discovered in Belgium is that the trains are exceedingly difficult to navigate! This is partly because of a language barrier on our part (with a fairly basic knowledge of French for me and a working knowledge of French and German for Sarah) but in the main part due to the lack of … Continue reading Ostend – making the most of getting lost!