So I fell off the blogging wagon, big style… My defence is fairly weak, because when you’re laying up in hotel rooms frankly you should have something better to do than stare listlessly at Netflix churning on your iPad while you lay in a too-small bath in clouds of foam. That said, staring listlessly at … Continue reading Reboot… again
A photoessay from my most recent visit.
It's been a while - and basically my only excuse is that I've been busy. Which is so teenage, right? "LEAVE ME ALONE I'M BUSY OKAY?" and the like - I haven't thrown a strop like that in quite some time. My newish job now takes me all over the place, and I've been mainly … Continue reading Northern Lights
Ah, Durian. "King of Fruits", bringer of funk, super-scary crazy fruit. At once creamy, smelly, sweet, delicious and gross all in one. Durian is to Malaysia what Tea is to Brits, or what BBQ is to the Deep South - it goes beyond foodstuff and into the backbone of culture. "So what's it like, Lewishambles?" … Continue reading Doing the Durian
We had a few hours in Brussels heading home from Frankfurt, before we had to head back to the station to get the Eurostar. As a Brussels semi-regular (I've been a few times, and Flatmate lived here for two years), I took the Lovely One on a short tour of the highlights. It was quite … Continue reading Brussels in 5 hours…
A trip to Germany is always a treat, especially with the Lovely One, who makes travelling a real joy. I like discovering a new place with a local, and this trip was no exception. Some highlights... Central Frankfurt This trip was mainly to see friends and family, but I crammed in some exploration of some … Continue reading Wie Gehts? A short sojourn in Germany…
SO, nearly a month after myself and Lovely One travelled there, and some weeks after I posted about the frankly unsettling Fasnacht tradition of chasing each other round the streets in marching band gangs (it's sort of like The Warriors only not quite as deadly... I hope), here's a roundup of our trip to Basel. … Continue reading Basel Roundup