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  • Culture of the Other

    Posted July 18, 2013 by Brett Murphy

    Descending the escalators to the ‘subway’ on my first day in London, minding my own business, staring off into the abyss of my own thoughts, I was bulldozed by a dishevelled businessman before he gracelessly hustled down the remaining steps.   In America nobody really walks up or ...

  • Day 3698 – Real world beats virtual world.

    Posted July 18, 2013 by Geraldine Williams

    Let me catch you up on the life of Gerry…   In the past couple days I have quit smoking (yay me) and am going strong – ok I am using those nifty didn’t quite work as, but should have been anti-depressant drugs that all my friends have been raving about – even though t...

  • They're not 'privacy campaigners,' they're fighting for freedom

    Posted July 17, 2013 by Oliver Jones

    It might seem on the face of it like a small point, a pernickety lexical one, but nevertheless I feel potentially important. I appreciate a no-mark such a myself making this point is unlikely to gain much notice, still I feel it bears saying. Can we please stop describing Edward Snowden, his affil...

  • Jelly: The Latest Arrival on the Party Scene

    Posted July 16, 2013 by Viki Imrie

    Remember when cupcakes were de rigeur? At one point you could barely pass an afternoon in London or cross the threshold of a party, event or social occasion without being force fed a simpering, pastel coloured ball of sponge. Then came cupcakes in teacups ('adorable') and miniature cupcakes on ...

  • What’s On In London This Week: 15-21 July

    Posted July 15, 2013 by Zoe Craig

    If you haven’t got tickets to Lords for the Ashes this week, don't despair! There's still heaps of fun stuff to enjoy in London over the next seven days. Here are some of my highlights:     Electric Daisy Carnival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 20 Jul This week, I’ve news...

  • A first-timer's guide to Edinburgh Fringe Festival

    Posted July 13, 2013 by Megan Hogarth

    For 11 months of the year, Edinburgh is a charming old town, presided over by a beautiful 12-century castle and famous for being the city that gave the world Harry Potter. But in August, it's a rowdy hub of comedy, theatre, music and dance.   It's festi...

  • Tunisia: First-time North Africa

    Posted July 13, 2013 by Ian Packham

    During my circumnavigation of Africa by public transport (check out my website encircleafrica.org for more on my adventures) I travelled through 31 countries over 13 months; a total distance of 24,442 miles, which is equivalent to circling the Earth at the equator.   One of the countries I en...

  • The Ashes and a Glorious Bike Ride

    Posted July 12, 2013 by Oli Broom

    I'm English, and over the next couple of months I'm going to be blogging about The Ashes. I'm going to try and be neutral. Actually, no I'm not, because neautrality is stupidity when it comes to Ashes cricket. I can't get enough of Ashes cricket and I've got a story to prove it. During the build-...

  • Why we’re bowled over (sorry) by sports holidays

    Posted July 11, 2013 by Daisy Parker

    Andy Murray, The Lions, the Tour de France and dare I say it, The Ashes… I thought 2012 was supposed to be the summer of sport but 2013 is here and we’re still all sport mad. The number of people I know going on a trip revolving around playing sport or watching sport seems to be on the ...

  • Which films have scarred you the most?

    Posted July 10, 2013 by Alasdair Morton

    The Luna Cinema are holding loads of outdoor screenings this year, but one in particular caught my eye - the showing of Steven Spielberg's landmark classic Jaws at Brockwell Lido in south London (thelunacinema.com/ July 24)Other than showing the film on board a rickety old board called the Orca, the...

  • Olympics Anniversary

    Posted July 10, 2013 by Tim Baros

    It is hard to believe that it has been one year since the most amazing night of my life. No, it was not my wedding day nor was it the birth of my child, it was being a part of the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies.  It was in June of 2011 that I signed up on the Olympics 2012 website to voluntee...

  • Ashes: Take out Pom's key cogs and the wheels could fall off

    Posted July 9, 2013 by TNTSport: Mick Gadd

    Warning, this blog comes with a tinge of optimism... Let's face it, England look the goods. They are the rightful favourites in the Ashes series in which the first Duke flies - hopefully for whoever's got it in their mitt not to second slip - tomorrow.  They'll line up with a steady, consis...

  • Relax for Free

    Posted July 5, 2013 by Elyse Moore

    If you are a budget traveller who never wants to go home I have a chance for you to stretch those pennies. Too cheap to sign up for wwoofing and Help X? Me too. Listen here, I am currently writing to you whilst sunning myself on a balcony overlooking a glorious beach. I am staying in an apartment wi...

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    Posted July 4, 2013 by Helen Elfer

    Ever feel like trying to arrange your holiday is like a long, painful lesson in budget economics?   First the hours spent wondering if a 16-hour stopover in Frankfurt is worth it to save £40 on flights.   Then there’s the row with your travel buddies over whether hostel bre...

  • Walking Regent's Canal

    Posted July 3, 2013 by Mark Hodson

      The Regent's Canal runs a distance of eight miles from Little Venice to Limehouse Basin, and makes for a great day's walking through picturesque North London and the old and new sites of the East.   The canal was built 200 years ago to connect the Grand Union Canal (between London a...