Brum May 23rd 2013 Of all the places in the UK to blog about, Birmingham seems a strange choice. The second biggest city in the UK but famous for not much. “More canals than Venice” is the oft quoted tagline but then Libya probably has more sand than the Seychelles and I know where I’d rather go.
Many superlatives are often attached to this city though usually in the negative. I actually find the ... read more
Europe » United Kingdom » England » West Midlands » Birmingham 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
A highlights package of trips generally focusing on one place or aspect. This had been my rule since starting the blog in 2007: "Fewer blogs are appearing seeing as, for some reason, I decided to never write more than one blog per country unless I lived there. Having got around quite a bit, I'm now revisiting many countries, hence fewer blogs." However, it's getting trickier to get to completely new countries so I decided I might break that rule on occasion. The PhD fortunately didn't curtail travelling with research in sub-Saharan Africa and India as well as the chance to attend conferences w... full info