Gothenburg, Sweden – Oct 2005

Gothenburg is a lovely city, very clean and full of great shopping.  Architecturally, it didn’t stun me, however the history of the buildings was very interesting.  For instance, a long time ago they had a ban on all wooden buildings higher than 2 storeys… however

Las Vegas – March 2006

I arrived into Vegas at night… and what better way to observe the incredible (and gaudy) use of electricity than by flying into McCarran after dark…     I was visiting my Mum, who was holidaying in Vegas, and my step-sister managed to get me

New York – March 2006

I arrived in New York at 6am – it was a very bleary-eyed start to my visit.  I took a nap, as the hotel was nice enough to let me check in early.  To be fair, they had to be super nice to people cos

Brussels – Dec 2013

Brussels doesn’t really have a great tourist rep – it’s more of a business hub.  Bruges, it’s more famous cousin, is the city that gets on all the ‘must see’ lists.  But, we got 2p Ryanair flights (+ £20 for taxes – but still so

Naples – Summer 1999

I was in Paris in 1999, hanging out at a hostel with my friends (and generally finding my traveller feet), when I got an offer to nanny for a family my dad knew in Naples.  I couldn’t afford to get there, so my dad paid.