48 Hours In Brisbane: Queensland’s River City

Brisbane, the Gold Coast's River City, is a popular tourist location for both backpackers and holiday makers alike. Whether you're stopping off in Brisbane while travelling up the East Coast or simply having a weekend city break, keep reading to find out what you should do with 48 hours in this fantastic city! Day One:…

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Top Foods To Try In Beijing

Beijing has been the capital city of China since the Yuan dynasty. A centre for China's cultural heritage, famous for well-known sites such as The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven, Beijing is a city known for its profound history. However, there is more to Beijing than just its…

Heralds of Glasgow’s Coffee Scene: Tinderbox Espresso Bar

Tinderbox Cafes are a Glasgow-born chain of coffee shops that span across the expanse of the city, heralded as the originators of the current coffee culture in Glasgow. Having been in business since 1998, Tinderbox is now threaded into part of the city centre's fabric, with five coffee shops in total  springing up along the…

Exploring Glasgow: Day Two in Scotland’s Largest City

Up early for another day of exploring, I took the underground (having learnt my lesson the day before of how spread out Glasgow is) to the east end of the city to see its Victorian roots. Getting off at High Street Station, I walked up High Street to Glasgow Cathedral. Although it technically hasn't been…

An Autumnal Afternoon in Durham

An Autumnal Afternoon in Durham Durham City is the crowning jewel of county Durham, a historic town nestled by the River Wear since roughly 200 BC, if the archeological evidence is anything to go by. The present city can accurately traced back to 995AD, when a group of monks from Lindisfarne chose the strategic hill…

The Handmaid’s Tale – 1984 Meets Trump’s America

The release of the TV adaptation of Margret Atwood's '80s classic The Handmaid’s Tale earlier this year not only gave creator Bruce Miller a wave of critical acclaim but also instigated a revival of interest in Atwood’s book. More than anything, her dystopian America about an extremely conservative republic that treats women as state-controlled breeders…

One Day Itinerary in Harrogate

The Victorian town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire has been a popular tourist spot for almost 200 years when it became the fashionable place for the high society of Edwardian and Victorian Britain to come and sample the therapeutic spa waters. Although the spa tradition continues to this day with the Turkish Baths, which is…