england, europe

How to spend one day in London

It might be, like myself, that you're in London for a course or for business and only have one day to see the sights. Alternatively you might have a stopover in London or perhaps you have taken advantage of cheap train tickets and made a day trip from elsewhere in the UK. Regardless of your reason,… Continue reading How to spend one day in London

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I’ve just quit a job that I love to go travelling indefinitely. This is how I’m feeling…

Wednesday 19th April It's 11.30pm on an evening in the Easter Holidays and I'm lay in bed in the spare room of my parents home, thousands of thoughts racing through my mind. Emma awake at 11.30pm, you exclaim? I can't sleep and this is why: rather than book a flight home from our summer trip to… Continue reading I’ve just quit a job that I love to go travelling indefinitely. This is how I’m feeling…

india, rishikesh

Rishikesh: ashrams, yoga and aarti

I arrived in Rishikesh in a similar way as I had other Indian destinations; tired and achey after a long car journey! I didn't have too much time to spend in Rishikesh but I just about had enough time to soak up the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere. As it is such a small place, it doesn't… Continue reading Rishikesh: ashrams, yoga and aarti

europe, spain

Top 5 things to do in Barcelona

With short, cheap flights from the UK, Barcelona is a popular spot for British tourists. The warm climate, along with reasonable prices make it an ideal destination for a short city break. We were lucky enough to spend a few days in the beautiful city and it's somewhere I always look back on with fond… Continue reading Top 5 things to do in Barcelona

europe, wales

Climbing Snowdon for beginners

Growing up just a stones throw from North Wales, I often tell fond tales of weeks spent exploring the beautiful Welsh countryside, mostly from the base of my grandad's caravan in Powys. So recently when Conor asked if I had ever climbed Mount Snowdon, my response almost surprised me; 'Well, in year 9 we went to Snowdon… Continue reading Climbing Snowdon for beginners

amritsar, india

Amritsar & the Golden Temple

If you've heard of Amritsar, it's probably because of this place... The beautiful Golden Temple; an oasis of calm in a flurried city . Around 30 million pilgrims visit the temple each year and yet astonishingly it is still has an aura of peacefulness. We arrived in Amritsar, as always, after a long car journey. As… Continue reading Amritsar & the Golden Temple

india, shimla

Shimla – Queen of the Hills

Whilst working in India as part of the LRTT project (read more about this here), we were fortunate enough to enjoy a long bank holiday weekend away from the city heat in the beautiful hill station, Shimla. Early on Saturday morning, we headed north on the winding journey up to the Himalayas. Head of the former British… Continue reading Shimla – Queen of the Hills

india

My Indian LRTT fellowship

On the 31st July 2016, 24 British teachers arrived in Delhi airport as strangers. Over three weeks in a remote part of India we shared anecdotes from our days at school, collaborated on ideas for conferences and over shared one too many tales of ‘Delhi bellies’. We then spent a week travelling across the country… Continue reading My Indian LRTT fellowship

europe, switzerland

Les Mosses: A snow shoe hike

For our second hike in Switzerland, we were hoping to test out some snow shoes; kindly lent to us by Veronica and her son, Ilario. Fortunately, the evening before we made the trip there was heavy snowfall in the mountains so we would definitely be able to put our shoes to good use! We drove… Continue reading Les Mosses: A snow shoe hike

europe, switzerland

Leysin: Winter hiking for beginners

By the time we arrived in Switzerland in February half term, we were a little tired of grey skies and jaded with everyday city life.When we're at home in Liverpool, we try to ensure that we get as much fresh air into our lungs as possible but we often find it difficult. Working full time, often with extra… Continue reading Leysin: Winter hiking for beginners