Odense, Denmark. July 2002. I have exactly five photos to prove that I ever visited the Danish city of Odense. Hence this is going to be one of the shortest reports in my library. Odense was the final stop of my Danish travels in the summer of 2002. Booking a two-night stay, I managed to cross off a […]Read More
Roskilde, Denmark. July 2002. One long ago summer I found myself touring Denmark for a couple of weeks. Time was generally tight, thus when I rolled into Roskilde I found myself with just under twenty four hours before my train to Odense. My first stop was the city’s giant cathedral. Dating back to 1170, Roskilde Cathedral […]Read More
Copenhagen, Denmark. July 2002. I was never supposed to end up solo in Copenhagen. There should have been a girl with me. But as was so often the case it didn’t work out and I ended up making the trip alone. At any rate it wasn’t long before another lady caught my eye. She was […]Read More
Prague, Czech Republic. In late 2002 I was living in Bratislava where I worked as an English teacher. Any free time us teachers had went on gobbling up the seemingly endless travel options in and around Slovakia. My first trip to Prague was a particularly memorable one in that I went with a great bunch […]Read More
Lishui Adventure Island Water World. September 2018. Back during my days teaching English in the Chinese city of Ruian, the school I worked for organised a handful of annual team building events. For the most part miserable old me couldn’t be assed with these gatherings. Mostly because I’m an antisocial sod, but also because they invariably […]Read More
Leighton Travels Real Neat Blog Award. What a cool thing to flash up on my screen a few days ago! Everyone loves a bit of recognition and I certainly didn’t see this coming. I really do have to thank the guy who nominated me, Mr. Emmanuel Eromonsele of the excellent Nigerian travel blog Ericotrips. Things […]Read More
Visit Bratislava. Cover photo courtesy of Nate Robert. September 2002-May 2003. Of all the places I’ve lived across the world, no other destination occupies such a romanticised space in my mind as that of Bratislava. I was just 24 years old when I arrived in the Slovak capital and it was my first time living […]Read More
Happy 50th Anniversary, Earth Day! To celebrate, I’m exchanging articles with the excellent National Parks With T! Check out her piece on John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez, California.
Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of […] […]Read More
Cool Spots Around Singapore. May 2015. Singapore can certainly present some challenges for the budget conscious traveler. This is especially true when it comes to finding accommodation. After all, not all of us can afford to book into Raffles Hotel. Luckily, Singapore does have a solid hostel scene. After much research, I decided on Five Stones Hostel, […]Read More
Raffles Hotel, Singapore. May 2015. Visitors to Singapore should set aside an hour or so for a wander around one of the world’s most impressive colonial hotels. Located on Beach Road, you just can’t miss Raffles, a colossal, whiter-than-white structure that simply oozes the weight of its own history. The hotel opened in 1887 under […]Read More
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