Bond World 007

A visit to Bond World 007

By: @russellofearth

If you’re a James Bond fan, especially of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, then a visit to Schilthorn and Bond World 007 is going be like a vist to the Promised Land. You’ll be able to live out your 007 fantasies and immerse yourself in everything Bond. James Bond. Continue reading

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Schilthorn: Magnificence in Nature

By: @russellofearth

So you’re in Switzerland for a limited time and you want to immerse yourself in some of the natural beauty but not exactly sure where to start? Well, I just happen to have the perfect suggestion, head to Schilthorn!

Schilthorn is a 3km (2970 m) high summit, part of the Bernese Alps located in the Bernese Oberland region of Bern, Switzerland.

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Lumiere London, was it worth it?

Lumiere London – revisit and recap

London recently held Lumiere London, the Festival of Light.  Originating in Durham, Lumiere London 2016 was a first for the nation’s capital.  The free unticketed event was held in multiple sites across the city and shut roads in key locations to entice thousands of locals and tourists alike to the city.

Luminéoles at Lumiere London

Luminéoles

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Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly: My Comedy Hero

By: @russellofearth

I’ve been a Billy Connolly fan for as long as I can remember.

I grew up renting as many of his concert videos as I could find and when I exhausted the video store’s selection, I simply rented them again. And again. And again.

Eventually I knew the routines back to back, could sing along with The Big Yin as he plucked his banjo and sang about the importance of wellies, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, and the sad tale of a little blind orphan called Joe and his granny. Continue reading

SOHO Twilight food tour with Eating Europe

Soho Twilight Food Tour

Soho, one of London’s oldest and most diverse neighbourhoods.  From the chic to the downright bizarre, Soho has it for you in spades.

Located in Westminster, Soho sits within London’s West End.  Flanked by theaters, China Town and with a reputation as a base for the city’s sex industry, you shouldn’t be surprised to discover it’s also a foodie haven.

I joined a group of select bloggers to try out Eating Europe’s new tour, Soho Twilight food tour.  Exploring 6 very different establishments, sampling their wares and learning what makes them unique.

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Middle Rhine Valley Scenic Route

Middle Rhine Valley Scenic Route

By: @russellofearth

Have you ever heard of the Middle Rhine Valley?

Did you know there is a scenic driving route that runs through the Rhine valley, from Bingen to Bonn, and you’ll get the chance to see over 40 castles from the Middle Ages and some beautiful scenery along the way? It doesn’t get the name romantic Rhine for nothing!

The Middle Rhine Valley scenic drive is formed of 2 parts, the upper part from Bingen to Koblenz and the lower part from Koblenz to Bonn. Roma and I did the 65km upper half of the Middle Rhine Valley scenic drive, we started in Bingen and ended in Koblenz (the route is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002) on our return to London from Switzerland.

One of our favourite aspects of travelling is meeting new people and learning more about the world around us from fellow travellers, which is exactly how we learned about the Middle Rhine Valley scenic drive! Continue reading

Farewell to 2015

Farewell to 2015 – a wrap up of travels

As we bid farewell to 2015, we look back and nod.  It was definitely a solid year for travel. we finally took advantage of having a vehicle, we embraced the weekend road trip to explore more of the UK by car. Road trips within the UK to Scotland & Wales as well as the counties of Devon, Wiltshire, Kent, Sussex, Norfolk, Liverpool, Tyne & Wear, Cambridgeshire, Northumberland, Cumbria, Dorset.

These weekends, scattered throughout the entire year, were often spur of the moment ‘escape the city’ opportunities. Traipsing across castles and ruins, towns and villages alike, pub meals and local brews it was nice to explore the UK outside the M25. Continue reading

Instagram walking route City of London

Instagram walking route – City of London

Instagram has got to be one of my favourite social media platforms. I love it.  I love the visual aspect of going to a new place and just throwing yourself into every landmark or that yummy street food you just have to share.

London is a huge city and when I first arrived I didn’t know where to start. To take the burden out of it, I’ve put together a sample Instagram walking route to guide you through London based on location. Continue reading