Frozen (Sweden)

Sweden – Karesuando ~ 2013 “Live a little” – what does that phrase conjure up in your mind? For me it used to be something I would attribute to getting out, and doing things, experiencing, you know…living. I thought it was usually coupled with things that are a little reckless, or less than mature – forContinue reading “Frozen (Sweden)”

The Land of Confusion (Japan)

Japan ~ Osaka – 2015 What do you think of when you hear Japan? Probably a lot of things flash by in an instant…from the deep rooted cultural elements, to the checkered history, the strange and bizarre…all the way to Pokémon and Dragonball Z (as well as so much more) – it’s safe to say that Japan has alwaysContinue reading “The Land of Confusion (Japan)”

CHEEZ ND UNN EE N (Germany)

Germany ~ Baden-Württemberg (The Black Forest) – 2000 We encountered some pretty strange kids when we were on our summer holidays, in fact it often seemed that every other family we ran into across Europe were…odd. Or maybe we were the weirdos? Nah, surely not…that’s not…possible… The Black Forest in Germany is an amazing place,Continue reading “CHEEZ ND UNN EE N (Germany)”

Fun Zone (North Korea)

North Korea ~ DMZ – 2014 It was horrendously cold on the winter day that I decided to visit the DMZ (demilitarized zone) of Korea – so cold that as I woke up (at 4pm or something crazy like that!) I very nearly thought fuck this I’m rolling back over, waking up after 12, andContinue reading “Fun Zone (North Korea)”

Waka Flocka Flame (USA)

USA – Atlanta ~2011 Naturally while I was in the USA I wanted to soak up as much….errr…culture, as possible! This is my vague aim everywhere I go I suppose, after all before you know it, the trip, holiday, or stay, is over – and you are back in your “ordinary” setting, almost like it didn’t everContinue reading “Waka Flocka Flame (USA)”

Red Light (Netherlands)

The Netherlands – Amsterdam ~ 2010 (I am missing my friends from home – so, I naturally find myself reminiscing on old times…in particular, about an old adventure we had together a few years ago…I thought you may as well come along for the trip down memory lane!) One good thing about where I’m from…(and thereContinue reading “Red Light (Netherlands)”

Waffling On (Belgium)

Belgium ~ Bruge – 2004 I re-watched the fantastic film In Bruges recently, and it reminded me of my trip there over ten years ago! Back then I had no idea about what to expect from this idyllic little spot…I remember asking my Mother, and her telling me something about riding a canal boat. Didn’t exactlyContinue reading “Waffling On (Belgium)”

Hate at First Sight (Hungary)

Hungary ~ Budapest – 2014 I hadn’t been to Hungary in well over five years, so on this recent trip to eastern Europe I was hoping for a different experience with more mature eyes…for those of you who didn’t read it before, this was my last encounter with the country:- “scrotum-stares-hungary” I mean the nameContinue reading “Hate at First Sight (Hungary)”

Unholy Climb (Vatican City)

Vatican City ~ St. Peter’s Basilica – 2014 You would have to be a complete and utter moron to not anticipate a long line when it comes to visiting the Vatican City…what? …WHAT?! No, that wasn’t an inference towards me being an ignorant moron – how rude of you to assume! SHEESH! But now you say it…IContinue reading “Unholy Climb (Vatican City)”

Mermaid (France)

France ~ Dordogne – 1996 You may note that this is a tale that dates back to some time ago – in fact it is from the dusty shelves of the Taggart family archives ~ so you could say we’re going in a time machine all the way back to 1996(ish)…yes, so you’ll have toContinue reading “Mermaid (France)”