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Sam’s Travel Journal: Bremen & Hamburg

Sam’s Travel Journal: Bremen & Hamburg

I headed to two cities in the North of Germany: Bremen and Hamburg. It’s a cheap destination from here in London, but still packs a busy itinerary with plenty to see. There’s the churches, the parks, the classic German food and of course, the people. […]

Sam’s Travel Journal: Porto

Sam’s Travel Journal: Porto

Two moments of pure terror characterised my first day in Porto. The first, an attack at lunchtime. Callously and suddenly they struck. All for a fry, or a nibble of my burger; their grubby pecks had me recoiling. The pigeons in Porto are next level! […]

Sam’s Travel Journal: Morocco

Sam’s Travel Journal: Morocco

It would be pragmatic to walk behind a group of local women I thought to myself, as I made my way through the very un-touristy part of town. They’re less likely to cause trouble or, simply, due to number, would ensure a swift death. Win-win. […]

Sam’s Travel Journal: Canary Islands

Sam’s Travel Journal: Canary Islands

Two unexpected occurrences disturbed the sleep before my first trip of the year, the Canary Islands in Spain. One, there was a mosquito in my room. Two, this guy was smashing the windscreen of a car outside. Ugh. How annoying. It looked to be drug- […]

Sam’s Travel Journal: Japan

Sam’s Travel Journal: Japan

My very last adventure of the year was a week and a bit in Japan. I booked a lockjaw flight that left from Paris, then to Moscow-Tokyo. I booked the (cheaper) Eurostar snap which left at a mystery time, which turned out to be an […]