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Guest Post: How To Do Northern Vietnam in Two Weeks by Outlanderly.com

It’s been a hectic week here at Leighton Literature, with daily travel reports from China to publish, the seemingly infinite reformatting of old articles and last minute preparations for my upcoming trip to Nanjing. I’m also excited to have partnered up with the brilliant travel blogger Jo and her site outlanderly.com for LL’s first guest post! […]

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Travel Report: Jagalchi Fish Market – Busan, Korea.

February 2015. While on the face of it Busan might seem like an unashamedly modern city, there are plenty of opportunities to tap into its traditional roots. One such experience is the weird and wonderful Jagalchi Fish Market in the commercial district of Nampo-dong. Fittingly located on the edge of Busan Harbour, this is the […]

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Travel Report: UN Memorial Cemetery – Busan, Korea.

February 2015. This beautifully landscaped graveyard, located in Busan’s Nam district, is the world’s only United Nations cemetery. Constructed in tribute to UN command casualties in The Korean War, the fourteen-hectare complex opened in 1951. My self-guided tour started here at The Memorial Hall where a short film takes you through the cemetery’s history.

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Travel Report: Haeundae Beach – Busan, Korea.

February 2015. Not only is Haeundae considered the prettiest of Busan’s two beaches, but do a bit of digging around online and you’ll find a bucket of platitudes along the lines of “The most gorgeous beach in South Korea”. My own Haeundae experience came on a grey, chilly February weekday morning. While it’s safe to […]

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Travel Report: Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin.

April 2013. Planning a city break in Berlin? Even with the German capital’s abundance of sights, you should still try and clear a half-day in your schedule for the magnificent Charlottenburg Palace, a former 17th century royal summer residence. This exquisite baroque structure was built in 1699 and boasts opulent apartments, priceless art, historical treasures and […]

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Travel Report: The Mediterranean Steps, Gibraltar.

March 2017. The definitive highlight of my trip to Gibraltar came with a hike up The Rock’s breathtaking Mediterranean Steps nature trail. I’d already done plenty of exploring across Gibraltar Nature Reserve, but from what I’d heard this steep and at times arduous hike takes things to the next level! Billed as the Gibraltar walking route […]

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Travel Report: Alameda Botanic Gardens, Gibraltar.

March 2017. There’s so much natural beauty in and around the town of Gibraltar! While much of the territory’s tourist love is geared around Gibraltar Nature Reserve, visitors shouldn’t miss out on the lush, fifteen-acre Alameda Botanic Gardens. They were created in 1816 by Gibraltar Lieutenant-Governor Sir George Don, a man whose sterling efforts in social […]

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