10 Mar, 2018 in Cambridge

In my last visit to the UK I had a few days to explore the lovely old town of Cambridge and venture into some of the inner courts of the college campuses with a host professor. During that time there was also an open day for the university, so there was unrestricted access to some […]

21 Jan, 2018 in London

During my last visit to London I stumbled upon a great exhibition at the London Film Museum – Bond in Motion, featuring lots of vehicles from the 007 James Bond movies. Each car had the Bond scene it was from, with an explanation about the car features. Beyond that, an extensive collection of all things […]

20 Dec, 2017 in London

I have a thing for gondolas and ferries wheels, even the most unnecessary ones. So, when there’s an actually exceptionally good one, I must try it. London Eye, one of the world’s largest ferris wheels definitely qualifies, but thing is – it costs a fortune, and so in my backpacking years I just couldn’t bring […]

3 Oct, 2017 in Cambridge

On my last day in Cambridge, during a gloomy rainy day, I made my last stop at a local ‘attraction’ to visit the Cambridge University Botanical Gardens, which was close to my B&B near the train station. It started out gloomy, but ended up fairly sunny, which somehow got my mobile camera to over-correct and […]

26 Sep, 2017 in Cambridge, Visions

Cambridge is one of the top universities in the world, and one of the first, with centuries of top notch academia and some of the world’s greatest minds. It is also a very pretty university/college town with lovely old architecture and pretty canals. I’ve been wanting to visit for a very long time, but only […]

11 Jul, 2017 in Bristol

Had the pleasure of visiting the Bristol area twice briefly in the past year, and each time was a different time of year showing different aspects of the Bristol charm. The first time, it was autumn-winter, the next spring-summer. I previously wrote about the lovely Clifton Suspension Bridge and Observatory and the intriguing Underfall Yard […]

2 Jul, 2017 in London

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Royal Holloway University of London, on the outskirts of London close to Windsor and so had the chance to see a bit of the area. On this visit, I decided not to spend the little time I had to see the castle, which I visited on other occasions […]

19 Mar, 2017 in Bristol

In 2001, I had a plan of visiting a friend in New York, with a British Airways flight stopping over in London. Then, 9/11 happened, and all flights to New York were cancelled for almost three weeks, leading to my first ever out-of-the-blue backpack trip through England. I had visited the UK before that, London […]

6 Mar, 2017 in Bristol

Quite a few things to see and do in Bristol, and in my short visit there I was able to cover quite a few of those. My favorite was the Clifton Suspension Bridge & Observatory area, and from there I headed south towards the waterline, so see the Underfall Yard and Spike Island, two local attractions […]

25 Feb, 2017 in Cardiff

While visiting Bristol, I decided to try and visit a region in the UK I’ve never explored before – Wales. The capital of Wales, Cardiff, was only an hour or so away from Bristol making for an easy daytrip. Various attractions to explore in Cardiff, but perhaps the top attraction is the Cardiff Castle, right at the […]

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