Tag Archives: travel

The London Diaries: Snapshots

I must take about 5 million crappy photos on my phone a day, and it gives me an infinite amount of pleasure to look back on them as little snapshots of moments and memories. Here are a few during my first couple of months of living in London. Please note the coffee cups and feel […]

Travel Diaries: Barcelona

For someone as pale and pasty as myself, I think I’ve done a pretty great job of chasing the sun around the world this year. From my earlier travels I cleverly avoided the post-Christmas winter slump, returning just in time for the so-called British summertime. And now, a couple of weekends ago, I set off […]

Travels 2016: South Island, New Zealand

Picton → Christchurch → Dunedin → Invercargill → Queenstown → Wanaka → Tekapo → Christchurch And so we reach the end of our journey, and the end of the story of our three-month trip around the world. Let’s pretend that this part didn’t take me two months to write… New Zealand’s South Island is mountainous, wild, and basically just completely epic. We traipsed […]

How to Deal with the Post-Travel Blues

This post goes out to anyone who has ever been travelling for any good length of time, and you know exactly what I mean when I say Post-Travel Blues. It’s a real thing, guys. But there are ways you can counter the symptoms and learn to live a well-balanced, mindful and happy life back in […]

Travels 2016: Wellington

Wellington was our last stop on New Zealand’s North Island, and asides from being a very small capital with only just more than 200,000 residents, we found it to be a very cool, relaxed and fun city. In our two days we did a walking tour of the city, took the cable car from Lambton […]

Travels 2016: North Island, New Zealand

Wait, stop! Before you read this blog post, have you caught up with my other travel posts, especially my Auckland one? Done it? Good. You may now proceed. Auckland → Paihia → Coromandel → Rotorua → Waitomo → Taupo → Wellington So our route around the North Island of New Zealand was planned to maximise how much we could see in […]

My Travel Essentials

So, I’m back from my travels, three-month holiday, spiritual experience, whatever you want to call it. And rather than wallow in nostalgia and sadness, I’ve put together a little list of my travel essentials. So here is my gift to you, and I hope that I am able to impart at least a little wisdom […]