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Travel Report: The Grand Union Canal, Berkhamstead.

The Grand Union Canal, Berkhamstead. September 2019. I’d had an excellent couple of days retracing the steps of my youth around the Buckinghamshire towns of Chesham and Amersham. But now, on this pleasingly sunny autumnal morning, it was time to head back to London. I’d spent the night at my old friend Steppers’ place in Chesham. The […]

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Travel Report: Old Amersham, England.

Old Amersham. August 2019. I’ve always been just a little envious of people who’ve had the same family house all their lives. That sense of safety and stability I’m guessing you get whenever you return home. Especially in a small town or village, where the changes over the decades are somewhat gradual compared to those […]

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Travel Report: Chesham, England.

Chesham, England. August 2019. The leafy English market town of Chesham in Buckinghamshire isn’t an exciting place. In fact, one might say it has very little to entice the passing traveler. While nobody could describe Chesham as the pulsating heart of England, it does occupy a special place in my heart. Because, ladies and gentlemen, Chesham was […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Colchester.

May 2019. Following a string of travel reports from across the town’s most interesting sights, it’s time for me to wrap up my series with a rundown of Cool Spots Around Colchester. Whenever I visit new villages, towns and cities, I usually blitz the local cafe scene. However, in Colchester my dear old grandma made […]

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Travel Report: St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester.

St Botolph’s Priory. May 2019. I love how the majority of Colchester’s sights are dripping with history and free to visit! From Castle Park and Hollytrees Museum to Firstsite and Colchester Natural History Museum, it was certainly a refreshing change from the relentless costs of London. Another free Colchester delight that’s well worth your time […]

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Travel Report: Firstsite Art Gallery, Colchester.

May 2019. I wouldn’t have put the English city of Colchester down as any kind of art Mecca. But then I’d never heard of Firstsite Art Gallery until I started researching the town’s key attractions. I do love a free art exhibition. Therefore, following the artistic void of Ruian, China, I was literally rubbing my […]

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Travel Report: Hollytrees Museum, Colchester.

Hollytrees Museum, Colchester. May 2019. If you’re coming to Colchester for a visit, you’ll almost certainly be heading straight to the town’s main attractions, Colchester Castle and the leafy confines of surrounding Castle Park. While you’re exploring, keep your eyes open for the handsome Hollytrees Museum, a three-hundred-year-old Georgian townhouse lovingly converted into an exhibition […]

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Travel Report: Colchester Castle Park, England.

May 2019. After my enlightening visit to the excellent Colchester Castle Museum, it was time for a stroll around the absolutely gorgeous Castle Park. Hot on the heels of my recent return from Asia, I felt positively awestruck by how green and fresh England felt. Colchester’s landscaped Victorian era park is an 11-hectare complex situated just to […]

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Travel Report: Scudamore’s Punting, Cambridge.

Scudamore’s Punting, Cambridge. May 2019. Mike and I had enjoyed a comprehensive day exploring the gorgeous city of Cambridge. But now, with afternoon edging towards early evening, there was one more quintessential Cambridge experience left. In fact, it would’ve been criminal to have bid the city farewell without taking a cruise down The River Cam on a traditional […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Cambridge, England.

Cool Spots Around Cambridge, England. May 2019. The English city of Cambridge is an architectural gem, thanks in no small part to the University of Cambridge and its thirty one gorgeous colleges. Of these, I only actually explored King’s College and the wondrous King’s College Chapel. However, we also ended up passing a string of other […]

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