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Visiting Bath: One of my Favourite Cities in the World

Visiting Bath: One of my Favourite Cities in the World

‘As for Bath, all history went and bathed, and drank the waters there.’ – William Thackeray. One of my favourite cities in the world is actually a lot closer to home than many people may think. Bath, the beautiful spa city in Wiltshire, with its warm honey-coloured limestone architecture, has been a place I invariably return to every year or so. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when Bath won a spot in my heart and became one of my favourite places….

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Postcards from Bruges

Postcards from Bruges

‘Bruges is a beautiful medieval city, almost untouched by time.’ – James Frain. Bruges is the sort of city that lures you down it’s narrow cobbled streets and instantly charms you with it’s beautiful architecture and comforting chocolate box scenes. You know, the sort of chocolates that you might give to an elderly neighbour at Christmas… It’s a picture perfect city, and the ideal location for another of my ‘Postcards from…’ posts. You may remember that my last lot of…

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HTMW Recaps – March 2017

HTMW Recaps – March 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month, my truly favourite days were spent in Wadi Rum. As such, the quote from the legendary T.E. Lawrence this month sums up how I felt about this special part of Jordan. ‘No man…

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Visiting The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Visiting The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

‘Es ist geschehen, und folglich kann es wieder geschehen. Darin liegt der Kern dessen, was wir zu sagen haben.’ ‘It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say.’ Primo Levi. I am standing in the Room of Dimensions and I’m having trouble holding back the tears that are threatening to spill over and trickle down my cheeks. The room is starkly light and my shadow is looming over the transcript on the…

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HTMW Recaps – January 2017

HTMW Recaps – January 2017

I normally add a quote to the beginning of each post that sums up or enhances my writing. However, I’m going to use my monthly recaps as an opportunity to sum up the month – be it the mood, the weather, my feelings… Anything really! This month has been crazy on a global level (I can’t even begin…), and I posted the picture at the beginning of this post on Instagram the day after Trump’s inauguration with the following quote: ‘Together we can…

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A Great New Zealand Road Trip

A Great New Zealand Road Trip

‘What it takes to realize everything is fine around you? A road trip to the mountains where your soul dwells in the echoes of the winds that carry fragments of clouds with them.’ – Anjit Sharma. In my opinion, the best way to explore New Zealand is by car or camper van, road trip style. I was lucky enough to take three road trips around the South Island whilst I lived in the country and travel extensively in the North…

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Sunsets and Their Stories

Sunsets and Their Stories

‘The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.’ – Pamela Hansford Johnson. Being a night owl rather than a someone who particularly enjoys the morning, I’m far more likely to see a sunset than a sunrise. I’ve been pretty lucky to have seen some amazing sunsets throughout my years, both when travelling and at home in Wales too. It’s been in the back of my mind for some time now to collate some of the more memorable sunsets…

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The Long Journey Home: Exploring Architecture

The Long Journey Home: Exploring Architecture

‘The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilisation.’ – Frank Lloyd Wright. I blame P for the fact that, when I flick through my photo albums from our Long Journey Home, the majority of my photos are of buildings and architecture. His strong interest and enthusiasm for the subject has obviously rubbed off on me. Not that I mind in the slightest. Apart from food, something that I don’t always…

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The Long Journey Home: All The Trains

The Long Journey Home: All The Trains

Above: the train on the China-Mongolia border.   ‘Faster than fairies, faster than witches, bridges and houses, hedges and ditches…’ – an excerpt from Robert Lewis Stevenson’s poem ‘From a Railway Carriage’. These days, I prefer to share stories about my travels and life, rather than the practicalities of how I did it. I write better when I am telling a story than when I am explaining how I did it. Having completed our Long Journey Home, however, I do…

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The Long Journey Home: A Taste of Europe Part 2

The Long Journey Home: A Taste of Europe Part 2

Above: Eiffel Tower and the Seine. The mood of this photo matched mine that morning – not exactly glum or gloomy but definitely overcast and sombre! It’s hard reaching the end of your travels and knowing you’ll soon be parting ways with your best friend after spending so much together. ‘Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.’ – Omar Khayyam. We travelled to six cities in Europe before arriving back in the UK on 16th June. After…

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