berlin has a piece of everything.

A city much different from how I imagined it. It’s made of towers of new and old. Or new and restored. Seeing pictures after the Second World War of the city of Berlin show it a mass of crumbling structures due to the allied bombing, and the Nazi regime. I didn’t know what I’d feel […]

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Hamburgers in Hamburg (16th-17th July)

What is Hamburg like. Well it’s night, it’s 10.05pm and the sky is a darkening blue. The sun has gone down but it’s still light. A family sit next to me. They’ve got ice-cream cones in their hands. A late night treat on Sunday. Sunday has been a quiet day in Germany. People sleep our […]

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A summer day in Amsterdam

We got a summer day in Amsterdam. The real summer kind. A burning summer. We began the day with a free walking tour led by a character of a guy dressed in baggy jeans and sporting a fake Canadian accent. Meeting at the royal palace, we made our way through the infamous red light district, […]

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Amsterdam rain (14th July)

We slop through Amsterdam. The rain is coming strong. Rain, rain go away come again another day. It’s not like the city needs more water, it has canals a plenty and nearly every road crosses one at some point. Even in rain, Amsterdam is still charming. It’s busy with trams and buses and cars but […]

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A journey begins.

Isn’t it strange when that thing that has always been a future thing finally becomes a present thing. You spend forever in your head thinking it through, planning it out, going over and under and around it. Until it arrives to that day. That hour. That train trip. It’s travel I speak of. And today […]

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a hot to touch summer.

Summer has arrived in old London town. Its pavements are hot to touch. Skin and ice-creams are melting. Summer sits on the city, heavy and hard. And there is coolness only with the setting sun. But I don’t mind, not a bit. There’s not a lot of open space in this city. And where there […]

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