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A luxurious stay at the Bristol Harbour Hotel, Bristol

Being a girl from the West Country of England, I'd never though to explore the county city of Avon - Bristol.  I don't know about you, but as a travel blogger I tend to...

East End – Eating London Food Tour

Who doesn't enjoy sampling the local food of a country or town they're visiting?  I've written here about my luxury High Tea experience at The Berkeley in London, and as my followers will know,...

A View at the London Shard at night

I've visited the Shard in London before, but during the day.  This 95 storey, 11,000 glass panelled skyscraper located in Southwark, a district of London near London Bridge station on the south side of...

What’s London Got to Offer this December?

You’ve booked your London holiday apartment, your plane or train ticket has been paid for and your London holiday travel dreams are about to come true. London is awash with attractions such as the...

Falmouth – Cornwall

After attending the Tiverton Literary Festival in my hometown in Devon and as Devon is the nearest UK county to Cornwall, having never really explored the seaside part of the south Cornish coast, I...

Tiverton Literary Festival – Devon

Tiverton is a small market town based in mid-Devon, in the South West of the UK.  I've written about it before here as it's the place I grew up in as a teenager before...

The Shard in London

The Shard in London is a 95 storey skyscraper on the south bank of the River Thames, in the area of Southwark, right by London Bridge station.  Here, you can also find the popular...

Photo of the Week – Lundy Island, North Devon Coast

This week's Photo of the Week comes from Lundy Island. 12 miles from the North Devon coast, in the Bristol Channel, Lundy has an all year round population of about 28 people.  This includes...

Photo of the Week – Tiverton, Devon, UK

New to Life Beyond Borders! Photo of the Week aims to showcase some of the best photos taken from my travels abroad - to whet your appetite. We kick off this week with Tiverton, my old...

Lady Dinah’s Cat Cafe – Shoreditch, London

Saturday, 4th July 2015 I found myself in London, UK.  Regular followers of my site might be aware of how much I love cats, so imagine my delight in finding out about a cat...

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...

LHR Terminal Two – The Queen’s Terminal

I had a lovely visit to my home country - the UK - this summer (2014).  As I said in this post, it's nice being a tourist in your home country.  Alas, the weather...

East Street Market – South London

East Street Market is located in South London - London Borough of Southwark to be exact.  The summer of 2014 saw me spending some time in London with friends.  Being British, I never tended...

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...

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 disasterous Christmas journey home

Kala Xristougenna everyone!  But I'm not in Greece for Christmas.  No, I decided to head home to the UK for the holiday season - despite the advice of those lovely fellas who read the...

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,...

Joining the August exodus from Athens, school reunions and back to the UK

Anyone who's been to Athens in August will agree with me: it is bl**dy HOT!  That's why most Athenians leave the city, if not for the whole month, then at least part of it. ...
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