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Nation’s second city comes to life: The City of Colours Festival

Guest post by Xavier Walker

City of Colours was a lively street art festival hosted at Digbeth’s Custard Factory in Birmingham on Saturday. The day brought together a variety of visual and performance artists from a wide array of backgrounds. The overriding intentions of the day were to celebrate culture and share creative endeavours. Continue reading Nation’s second city comes to life: The City of Colours Festival

Top 5 tips: what NOT to do when you travel

23 year old Eleanor Hawkins unfortunately made the international news recently due to stripping off at the sacred Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia. A few days later, the area suffered an earthquake which killed 18 people. Local priests blamed this on the group, who they said, had ‘upset the Gods’. Continue reading Top 5 tips: what NOT to do when you travel

Top tips for a sightseeing tour in Goa, India

As part of a recent visit to India with the Nomadness Travel Tribe, I extended my stay for an additional three days to visit the Indian state of Goa, a former Portuguese province.

Having secured accommodation in North Goa, my friend and I were keen to explore as much of the state as possible within the limited time frame. Continue reading Top tips for a sightseeing tour in Goa, India

Swedish cuisine at Fika in London

Brick Lane is renown for its barrage of Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants and of course the well known Jewish Beigel shop, Beigel Bake. Just next door is the lesser known neighbour, Fika, a Swedish restaurant that brings an added taste of diversity to East London.

The restaurant takes its name from a Swedish term that literally means “coffee break”, but that has evolved into a cultural phenomenon combining food, drink and company.  Continue reading Swedish cuisine at Fika in London

“A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

Last weekend I spent some time in Amsterdam with a group of friends for an extended weekend away. Whilst we had a fantastic weekend of dinners, partying and sightseeing, a Sunday morning stroll allowed me to explore a place that really captured my interest; the Tropenmuseum.

Located on Linnaeusstraat 2, the Tropenmuseum provides a selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions that quite simply, is one of the most intriguing and insightful museums that I’ve visited in a long time. Continue reading “A new world full of ancient cultures” at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

A sightseeing guide to Lisbon, Portugal

As part of my winter travel in 2013 I opted to head to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal for a long weekend away with six members of the Nomadness Travel Tribe from around Europe.

With some of my companions travelling from Italy, Spain, Germany and France, we had chosen Lisbon for a group trip as it would be a new experience for us to meet and explore the city together. It proved to be a fun and eventful trip offering plenty to keep seven women busy and intrigued, wanting more from a city that never stops giving.

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Five reasons to visit Jamaica

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Creative hairstyles “Bump Twists”

I’ve previously written about Portland in Jamaica, home to my family and a location where many family members still live, however earlier this year I was fortunate to pay them a visit and spend some more time travelling around the country.

Visitors are welcomed to the Caribbean island to enjoy budget, mid-range or luxury accommodation, shopping, nightlife and more. With it’s laidback culture and tourist attractions like Dunns River Falls, Mystic Mountain, YS Falls, it’s a vibrant and warm place to visit. Below are my top five reasons to visit Jamaica. Continue reading Five reasons to visit Jamaica

A German-inspired Christmas in Birmingham

A visit to Birmingham during the Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Frankfurt Christmas Market. It’s an annual event that (in my opinion) marks the start of the season.

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Say It With Pictures: The City of Marseille, France

Have you ever visited somewhere that went completely above and beyond your expectations? Well, most recently, Marseille had exactly that impact upon me.

I had originally planned the trip to the market town as a family getaway to see the city but most importantly, to meet a relative that would be sailing on the Carnival Sunshine cruise.

Located on the south-east coast of France, a flight from London takes just 2 hours to arrive at the main airport (MRS). Upon arrival in the 2013 European Capital of CultureI was immediately taken aback. I’d previously visited Paris and Lyon, so I expected something similar to these cities. Yet, in my opinion, France’s second and oldest city offered a far more delightful and memorable affair. Continue reading Say It With Pictures: The City of Marseille, France