UNITED KINGDOM: SOGGY LONDON

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The rain has had no problem keeping up with me these last three weeks. After an exceedingly wet and dismal Bournemouth, Guernsey, and Jersey, I now arrive in a soggy London congested with extinction rebellion activists who actually delayed my friend on our night out at the theatre. For one who has braved all manner […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Guernsey & Jersey

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

A bit of advice if you’re traveling to the Channel Islands, give yourself some wiggle room. The ferries have a habit of frequent cancellation. Such was the case when I lost a day in Guernsey to just such a curtailment of service, proving once again, the necessity of maintaining flexibility in your travels. Also, always […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Bournemouth

Posted by on Sep 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

PHOTOS AND COMMENTARY DELAYED DUE TO FOUL WEATHER & MOOD In other words, I’ve got the time, but I’m too bummed out to do the work.

UNITED KINGDOM: Amesbury & Salisbury – Wonderful Wiltshire

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s that time of year again for my visit to the land of the stones, Amesbury, which is known for Stonehenge and the traffic jams it’s known to cause much to the consternation of Faith my half-sister. Family and friends are truly the most valuable commodity in my worldly wanderings. It’s a joy to have […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Birmingham Blues

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

After escaping a York Hostel takeover by snoring reprobates and sleep apnea sufferers, I arrived exhausted at my Airbnb. Just having my own space unencumbered by humans, revived my hopes and dreams. A cloudy recharge led me to a couple of sunny Birmingham days.   PHOTOS & COMMENTARY DELAYED DUE TO FOUL WEATHER & MOOD […]

UNITED KINGDOM: York II

Posted by on Sep 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: York II

Regardless of what you have planned, York is always a welcome destination. Dripping with history and charm, strolling atop the city walls is an uncommon experience in anyone’s journey. My visit has been relatively uneventful to the point of terminal boredom except of course my visit to the British Railway Museum which I think should […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Isle of Man – Douglas

Thankfully, I made it out of Liverpool in one piece on a ferry across the Mersey. It was touch and go there for a while, but Beatle Week lingers at the back of the mind like a bad dream the next morning. I managed to catch up on two hours of lost sleep on the […]

UNITED KINGDOM: Liverpool – Beatle Weak

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
UNITED KINGDOM: Liverpool – Beatle Weak

This blog post was supposed to be a celebration of all things Beatles at the International BeatleWeek 2019, and within 48 hours it has mutated into a Liverpool Rant. I’ve been here twice before and very much enjoyed myself. Things were going downhill a bit last time, but nothing prepared me for Liverpool’s new, aggressive, […]

NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam V – Ten Years Gone

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam V – Ten Years Gone

When I stepped onto my plane, I was worried that I would be turned away from the Hostel Van Gogh for being over 40. I had failed to read the fine print on Hostelworld’s website until the day before arrival so I had little recourse or chance for refund. I had been bounced in Prague […]

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