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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Wiltshire » Avebury November 28th 2009

So, I was planning to spend this weekend in Katowice as I booked a £2 RyanAir return a few months back, coinciding with what I thought might be another show in Prague, but this turned out not to happen. However some important uni commitments came up and tbh, I can't really afford to spend 4 days in a city where I know no one and didn't fancy sleeping rough in the forest in the bleak Silesian midwinter. Instead I took one day off uni and with this rather wonderful character Jitka (who hadn't left London in months - something which I believe to be seriously dangerous to one's health), headed down to Avebury, a place my friend Gabriela recommended to me due to its high energy, ancient stone circles and rather spectacular "natural" features. It was ... read more
Silbury Hill
Jitka and I

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » Ealing November 19th 2009

This isn't really travel blogging but about a project I'm working on for University at the moment, an audio-visual piece taking the ideas from a piece called "Different Trains" by Steve Reich and recreating them using electronic sources, with video to accompany, and a narrative about European Rail Tourism. This documents the production of the project and gives you a preview at the end. The completed product will be with you in December! Part 1 Part 2 Hope you enjoy :)... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Holesovice September 7th 2009

There's little I really feel I can write about what I've been upto in my last week in the Czech Republic this summer. I've had a visitor and we've been all over the place, but the idea of "travel blogging" anything since I've returned from Croatia has just seemed silly as then, I really felt I was returning home, rather than just to "where I was staying". So I just don't have anything to say anymore. Going back to London just feels wrong, and I doubt I'll be staying there very long after finally finishing my degree. So all I have left is to share the one thing in Prague which catches my eye the most every time I pass it. There's always something in every city I live in which does. In London, it's the ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Prague » Troja August 30th 2009

This has been a busy weekend, was DJing in Jablonec nad Nisou on friday night and Prague on saturday night (both shows were epic). The rest of the time I've just been chilling and sleeping, and on Saturday during the day my friend Jessica showed me around Stromovka park and Troja castle, just around the north of the bend in the river. I fully recommend a visit here on a warm summers day.. haven't got much to write about it though. Troja had nice scenery, some interesting sculptures around the chateau and lots of fruit growing all over the place which you can eat. There's also a really wobbly bridge going over the river there from Stromovka, and an amazing looking cycle path following the river which leads all the way into the city.... read more
The Vltava
Jessica and the Chateau
Sculpture 1

Europe » Austria » Vienna » Vienna August 24th 2009

YO tak lets go cook pasta? i don't drink red wine but i'm acquiring a taste for pesto this summer so let's try it then go for some cubas libre (compound plurals own your ass) long island iced tea for me but you're being a lightweight since saturday night clubbers in vienna like musical self-hate with dark techy murkstep, lets go somewhere else mate tak, OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ (1 hour later) OONTZ OONTZ OONTZ hey wait a mo didnt he already play this tune liek 10 minutes ago? this guy is slow. lets go check out the ambient room. these lights would make good tattoos for my shirt. wtf. taxi? ach, sie sind an die erste strasse links. genau, ty vole. sleep. massage. frühstuck chleba chleba chleba lets go for a walk, ... read more

Europe » Hungary » Western Transdanubia » Keszthely August 22nd 2009

The last night in Novalja gave me just 2 hours of sleep, it was horrifically hot and for some idiotic reason I refused to open the window to keep the mosquitoes out, despite having a fan on which would have done the job alone. So after writhing in that oven of an apartment all night, I gave a rather tired sigh of relief as I stepped onto the (air-conditioned) coach to Zagreb, knowing that tonight I would be leaving the 36°C August temperatures of former Yugoslavia long long behind. I arrived into Zagreb 3 hours before my train out again was supposed to leave, so that gave me some time to see the city, something which I chose not to do last time I came through here the other way. Apart from the appaling organisation of ... read more
Zagreb Cathedral
Botanical Gardens
Sunset over Balaton

Europe » Croatia » Istria » Novalja August 20th 2009

Set off from the hostel in Ljubljana at half 5 on Tuesday morning to catch the 6.20am train to Rijeka, which ended up not leaving until about an hour later due to the late arrival of some zombie carriages which needed to join us. As we went off, I fell asleep almost straight away and was woken up at the Slovenian border station by the police. Half an hour after the lengthy process of clearing both border stations we were scaling the Istrian coastline towards the clump of huge cranes and paneláks which sat on the shore. The confusingly named city "Rijeka", confusing as this word in Croatian just means "river" and the only things remotely like rivers in this city are a small canal/wharf and the meditteranean sea. Perhaps it was named in the same ... read more
Stara Novalja

Europe » Slovenia » Upper Carniola » Ljubljana August 17th 2009

So I am here in Ljubljana in a hostel which used to be a prison. Cool as that is, it wasn't an aesthetic choice, more a practical one as it was the closest budget accomodation to the train station, where I have to get a train from at 6.20am tomorrow morning. However I have heard this place waxed out by plenty of backpackers blogging about Ljubljana on here, so I was hoping to be able to see it. The train journeys here were mostly hell, to be honest with you. I was denied buying any food to bring on to me because no cash machines in Praha hlavní nádrazí were working, on the Praha - Salzburg train (6 and half hours) there was no food full stop, and I wanted to massacre my compartment at one ... read more
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Ljubljana at night

This weekend has been a blur of people randomly showing up from all over the world, from Brno to the Isle of Wight to outer space and god knows where else and placing themselves within at most a day trip's length of Prague, resulting in me dashing all over the place and finally getting out of the house a fair bit! Unfortunately I havent been using my camera recently, and my internet connection is not letting me upload anything at the moment.. so there are no pictures from it. It began on Thursday, when my friends Gabriela and Jana texted me saying they had come to see some of Jana's relatives in a village called alhostice in Litoměřice district, which is just at the foot of that bastard hill I was trying to climb (and failed) ... read more

Europe » Czech Republic » Plzen Region » Plzen August 6th 2009

I was naive in thinking I wouldn't be leaving Prague until I head south for Ljubljana on the 17th, as this plus the general absence of any company at the moment led me into an absolutely comatose hermit week since finishing the metro challenge on friday, over which my sleeping pattern became progressively less defined and my energy levels falling into oblivion like a baby on a tightrope. The turning point came last night when I found I couldn't even get to sleep, even as the sun had fully risen at 7am, so I decided to give up on bed, but knew staying in the house another day would be a bad idea. So I glued myself to a map of the country and decided to go back to Plzeň for the day. I had an ... read more

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