Dubious tourist claims to fame

I do love a claim to fame, particularly dubious tourist ones and especially when they have a plaque.  Here's a wee collection of some I've stumbled upon recently. Bracknell, England - longest picnic table in England made from a single piece of wood: And here is the actual table: Edinburgh, Scotland - A House in Edinburgh... Continue Reading →

Morning brew with a view

This may be the most quin-tea-ssentially British post I’ve written so far but I wanted to tell you about my morning cuppa.  When looking for travel accommodation the how/where/when I get my morning brew is one of my top criteria.  I once managed to bag a bargain hotel room (80% off) but I had to... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Pieces of Street Art

These are all special for numerous reasons - the impact the piece had on me, where I was, who I was with, the amazing lunch I ate just after I had seen it - you know, the usual stuff.  As the Porto artists stated in their dispute with the Mayor's anti-graffiti squad (see final entry) -... Continue Reading →

Is there no place like home?

Lately I’ve been feeling a little listless a tad rootless even.  I’ve been on the road for nearly three years and for the first time I am beginning to wonder if it is time to go home. I know I am lucky, privileged in fact to live this life. I even have a flat I... Continue Reading →

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