2 Days in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The city of Belfast lies in the province of Ulster and is the second largest city on the Isle of Eire. The city was founded by the Celts, who named the city after the sandbanks that formed around the mouth of the river Farset. The Vikings attacked, raided and settled all along the coast, bequeathing…

3 days in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of attractions to visitors to this South East Asian hub. A heady mix of old and new, Kuala Lumpur boasts shiny glass and steel skyscrapers sharing space with narrow winding streets overlooked by colonial shopfronts, bright neon shopping malls and green parks aflutter with birdlife, and…

3 days in Berlin, Germany

Buzzy, vibrant, gritty, grown up – Berlin is all of these and much more besides. A polarised, dissected, ravaged city, Berlin has seen her fair share of recent 20th century history and still she rises, still she stands. If you have the time, a week or two in Germany’s capital is perfect; failing that, this…

3 Days on the Great Ocean Road, Australia

Winding its way for 243 km from Torquay to Warnambool, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most popular sights, encapsulating coastal stretches, rainforests, quaint seaside towns, wild cliffs and surf beaches. There are plenty of tour companies offering 3 days on the Great Ocean Road, but for the best experience, hire a car…

3 days in Hanoi

3 days in Hanoi is just enough to take in the highlights of this buzzing, fascinating city. Over a thousand years old, Hanoi’s history had it’s beginnings as a fishing village. It has served as the capital city of modern day Vietnam since 1902 and is Vietnam’s second largest city, filled with colour, culture and…

3 Days in Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon is a bustling, busy city, much like any other Asian capital city. 3 days in Yangon is the perfect taster for travellers seeking to understand the heart of Myanmar, previously known as a Burma, as the country slowly opens up to the global community; though as with any other place, the more time you…

Weekend Away: Cambridge College

Visiting Cambridge I’m late for my train to Cambridge so I’m running up the escalators at Kings Cross and elbowing my way through the hordes of bewildered tourists and out-of-towners trying to negotiate the tube. I have a planned weekend away, to visit a friend who’s working there, and to visit Cambridge College When I…