The Grim North May 18th 2011 14th - 17th May 2011 - Northumbria
The pelting rain is driven by the frozen wind directly into our faces as we struggle up the barren hillside towards the ridge through the littered remains of an Empire. The bleak dales rising up around are almost invisible through the sheets of rain, as if the weather is determined to force upon you the extent of the desolate, miserable isolation of this place ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » Northumberland » Alnwick Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the ear... ... read more
This blog started, as do so many others, with an attempt to let parents and friends know what I was up to during my first ever trip outside of Western Europe: four months in India. Unfortunately, after a near miss with the bombs in Mumbai in November 2008 my mother refused to read any more blogs as they kept giving her panic attacks...
My biggest joys in travel are awe-inspiring scenery, and what I would love to term 'comparative anthropology', but really ... full info