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Bex has travelled extensively. Read all her different travel adventures here.

West Seattle is where it’s at

During my recent trip to the States, I spend my time in Seattle and the San Juan Islands.  Initially I stayed at a friend's house int he district of West Seattle and sat her...

An English girl in America

I was so fortunate in the summer of 2015 to be able to spend most of it in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S, Seattle and the San Juan Islands to be exact.  Do...

Underground Tour of Seattle

Beneath the streets of Seattle lies an underground world - literally.  I was lucky enough to experience these subterranean streets during my trip to the Emerald City in an Underground Tour of Seattle Bill Speidel...

Kenmore Air – THE airline for the San Juan Islands

Having seen a lot of touristy places in Seattle such as the Gum Wall and Pike Place Market, the Space Needle and Mount Rainier, I decided it was time to take myself offshore -...

Summer Festivals in Seattle

I'm lucky to be spending time in Seattle not only at the best time of the year for weather (summer), but also because this is the season when Seattleites celebrate by partaking in street...

Air BNB & The Pie Bar, Ballard, Seattle

I'm trying out different neighbourhoods during my stay in Seattle.  I recently spent three nights in an AirBNB place in the district of Ballard, Seattle. My AirBnB joint was perfect; really centrally located and comfortable. Located...

A look around Tiverton, Devon, UK

I'd never really been a fan of Tiverton.  Nestled in mid-Devon, a county in the south-west of the UK, I can attribute my lack of enthusiasm for the place to having grown up as...

Bickleigh Mill – Mid-Devon

This week I'm visiting family in mid-Devon, situated in the West Country of the UK. Having hailed from this neck of the woods, it's rare that I venture out to go visiting tourist places, but...

New York, New York – A Wonderful Town

The Bronx is up And the Battery's down Ever since I watched On the Town as a kid - musical with Gene Kelley and Frank Sinatra - I had been dying to go to NYC.  I...

Usk – South Wales

The New Year of 2013 saw me spending with friends who live in Newport, South Wales.  On a rare, sunny(ish) day we decided to visit a local village, Usk, 10 miles northeast of them. Usk...

A cabin of a different sort

And so my journey from Athens to Hong Kong overland came to an end when I touched down at LHR airport.  What took me five weeks in a container ship with beautiful views took...

A few days in Hong Kong

This'll be my ninth day in Hong Kong now.  I've seen a fair bit: been to Stanley Markets on a Big Bus Tour, crossed the harbour on the Star Ferry and taken in the...

A journal entry from Hong Kong

I was just about to write in my journal when I decided "Why not write my entry here and share it with you fine people?" OK then -- what have I been up to on...

Made it to Hong Kong

And so this brave girl made it!  My final destination on this grand voyage is Hong Kong, and the ship arrived at approx. 07:30 this  morning (30JUL). What a voyage! I feel like I have...

Valencia

I wrote a post about the downside of container ship travel and mentioned that you’re not necessarily guaranteed a long time in port, indeed…even if it’s possible to go ashore. This was the situation...

Genoa

Wait for me” says the agent, “I’ll show you how to get into town. We arrived & berthed (pulled alongside the dock) in Genoa on 28th June at about 14:30.  Usually container terminals are located...

It’s the simple things in life

In a piece I wrote for my "Leaving Cairo..." blog recently, I spent quite a long time moaning about being back in the UK, even though I'm just visiting for the holiday season.  Well,...
Minoan Lines

Venice – Patras. Italy to Greece by ship

So there I was, happily mooching around Venice: eating pasta, taking photos of gondolas (not riding in one for 80 Euros a pop, you understand) and thinking romantic thoughts on the bridges. But I...

Rome or Athens?

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