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Asia » Japan » Tokyo September 4th 2013

Hi guys! Hope you're all well Here is my blog about my second destination of my world tour: Tokyo. Having left Dubai at a disgustingly early 2:50am (and being told by the air hostess that she loved my T-Shirt, not realising it was actually dedicated to Copenhagen, despite the red blob looking rather like the Japanese flag), I was flown over Afghanistan and the Himalayas and then China and Korea before touching down in Japan in the early evening. By the time I worked out and bought all the transport cards for the entirety of my trip and made it to my hotel it was already 9pm...and so finally making it to bed was a relief, and I treated myself to an extra long lie in, getting up at around 2pm, after the maid had already ... read more
Imperial Palace Gardens
Yasukuni Shrine
Bed for the night

Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai August 30th 2013

Hello Everyone! Hope you're all well! I thought I'd let you know how I'm getting on on my trip, starting with my first destination: Dubai. After a late flight from Heathrow on a cold Tuesday morning and flying over desirable locations like Syria, Iraq and Iran, I finally arrived in the United Arab Emirates just as the sunset to begin my 77 day adventure. And the first thing that hit me (quite literally) was the heat! Although it had been the same temperature in Hungary just three weeks earlier, the humidity was so much more making you feel sweaty almost instantly - everytime I went outside my glasses steamed up! The thing I can compare it most to, is like when you open the oven door when cooking and all the steam blows in your face....only ... read more
Dune Bashing
Burj al-Arab
Sheikh's House

Europe » Hungary » Central Hungary » Budapest August 23rd 2013

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well :) On Tuesday I will finally be on my trip of a lifetime when I leave for Dubai, but before that I took a little warmup to Central Europe where I visited many places of important historical significance to me. The trip started in Budapest, Hungary where the temperatures were exceptionally hot - and did infact break the record temperatures ever seen in the country in August at 40˚C. Being so hot, free water was given out all day long to keep people hydrated. We started our trip by taking a tour of the Parliament building, before taking in the view of the city from Gellert Hegy. We then walked over to Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion, where the buildings had now been lit up after sunset, and finished ... read more
Family Meal
Lake Bled

Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow July 25th 2013

As many of you know, my recent trip to Russia took a lot of planning, involving a lengthy process taking months. However everything was approved and a couple of weeks ago I flew to the capital, Moscow. Meeting my friend Lisa at Domodedevo Airport she acted as my tour guide/translator for the majority of the time in the city. On the first day we toured the west of the city, passing through the Arbat area where I collected most of my souvenirs (Russian Doll, Novelty T-Shirt) before walking along the riverside and seeing the Christ the Saviour Cathedral before heading into the iconic Red Square with the views of the Kremlin and St. Basil's Cathedral. The following day was filled with views of the Seven Sisters, the Bolshoi Theatre, the lavishly decorated Metro and Tsaritsyno Park, ... read more
Bolshoi Theatre
Lavish Underground Stations

Europe » Malta » Malta » Bugibba July 7th 2013

Hey guys! Here's my little travel blog for my latest trip to Malta, where I met up with four of my Erasmus friends from Germany last year - Daniel from Malta, Amalie from Denmark, Camilla from Sweden and Onur from Turkey. The trip had been planned for almost a year, and eventually lasted just over a week, with the girls arriving early on Monday morning, before me and Onur arrived on the Tuesday. Until the Sunday we were staying in an apartment in Buġibba, and it was here that I met the guys for the first time in months! Once we had all arrived we took the long bus ride from one side of the country to the other (lasting a massive 10 minutes) to join a beach barbeque for Daniel's friend's birthday. It was here ... read more
Erasmus Reunion
Isle of MTV

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Conwy » Llandudno June 24th 2013

Hello everyone..hope you're all well! Once again I've been off travelling...but shockingly enough it was actually in the UK still! Last week I travelled up with my brother to Newcastle-under-Lyme, where he has a student house, and we then made many excursions to many locations across the area. On the Monday, we made the trip to North Wales, where we stopped at the small town of Conwy, visiting the remains of the Castle, the city walls, and the portside (where the smallest house in Great Britain is located), giving us some traditional Welsh heritage. Afterwards we carried on further into the country, crossing the Menai Straits onto Anglesey, where there were some stunning views of not only the strait and the bridges crossing it, but also of Snowdonia. We then arrived at the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch ... read more

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest June 9th 2013

Hey guys! Just over a week ago I took a trip for a few days to Bucharest, capital of Romania, after having wanted to visit the city for many years. Being the capital of a communist satellite state, the city retains many strange features not present in other places, making it a unique tourist attraction. The city is famous mostly for the Palace of Parliament, the second largest, most expensive, and heaviest building in the world - containing several different functions of the running of the state. It is also open for tourists to visit, and on the second day of my trip I took a tour, visiting many rooms (including state meeting rooms and a theatre), the basement and the rooftop terrace. The building is almost completely made out of marble with huge chandeliers, and ... read more
Boulevard Unirii
Marble Interior
Inside a House

Europe » Luxembourg » Luxembourg City May 23rd 2013

Almost as soon as my exams came to an end, I made my second travel of the year, back to the Netherlands after less than 5 weeks in order to fufill three tasks. To recover from the intense final weeks of university, to visit my good friends Roel and Sandy, and also to fill in one of the holes in my visited countries map. Straight from winning at the casino the night before, I took a coach from Luton to Stansted on Saturday 18th to fly to the city of Eindhoven in the southern Netherlands where we watched the final of the Eurovision whilst being filmed for Dutch TV, where I was even interviewed on my views of the Dutch song. The following day Roel and I made the trip to Luxembourg where awaiting us were ... read more
With Camilla

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Volendam April 18th 2013

....but not what it seems So guys, long time no blog...that's because I've been so busy studying at university, which is now almost over and there's so much to say! So about the Netherlands this month! On Friday afternoon (12th April) where I took a nice break from studying to go and visit my friends Roel and Sandy after a long time. Flying into Amsterdam Airport once again I was (eventually) met by Sandy to take me to her village in North Holland, lying 1 metre below sea level, where I met her lovely family who were so kind to let me stay for the weekend. On Saturday we took the car to visit a windmill, close to a dike behind the Markermeer - part of the inland lake system in the centre of the country. ... read more
Condom madness
Krista Siegfrids

Europe » Germany » Bremen » Bremen December 28th 2012

So, as you should know by now, earlier this month I briefly went back to Bremen for a weekend....with various excuses ranging from 'I need closure' to 'It's for research - Uni work' to quite simply 'Why not?!' the weekend flew by all too quickly, and made me realise once more why I love the city so much! So, where to begin? Well I had been working endlessly from the moment I got back to Uni in September until early December, before the final pieces of work for 2012 were being submitted, allowing me to finally rediscover what a weekend is. On the Wednesday night I managed to have a final night out at Uni for 2012 before driving back home the next morning to catch my coach and subsequent plane from Stansted to Bremen. On ... read more
Welcome to Bremen
Ready for the club

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