Archives for November 2009

Classic Mini Tours of London – A cool alternative to big bus sightseeing tours

I have lived in London for two years of my life and I visit once a year for work. In all that time I have never been on a tour. The idea of getting on one of those big buses has never appealed to me. So when I was contacted by smallcarBIGCITY and offered a […]

Travel Photo: Parliament Building, Budapest – Hungary

The Hungarian Parliament Building on the River Danube in Budapest is one of the worlds most extravagant legislative buildings. It has similarities to the Palace of Westminster in London in that it is a Neo-Gothic masterpiece that sits by a river. Travel Photos: Budapest photo gallery

Swiss Guards, Vatican City

[Swiss Guards] The Swiss Guard at the Vatican City has served the popes since the 1500s as the papal army.

The Federal Association Of Globe Trotters

I found a cafe in Belgrade that has perhaps the best name in the history of cafes: The Federal Association Of Globe Trotters. I had read about the cafe and I went purely for the alluring name. I otherwise never would have found this place on my wanders. It is downstairs in a basement and […]

Notes on Belgrade: A curious mix of Classical and Commie Europe

Visiting Belgrade When I was growing up Belgrade was one of those cities that I had only heard of on the news. Just like the other Bel -Belfast – whenever you would hear about Belgrade it was always for all the wrong reasons. Belgrade has emerged from the troubled breakup of Yugoslavia, and is now […]

Visiting every country in the world

Shortly after sitting in a cafe in Belgrade pondering the break up of Yugoslavia, I had a conversation with Katy from Where I’ve Been. I had a play with the Where I’ve Been map, which you can see here: [edit: map feature now closed.] This map made me think of The Art Of Non Conformity […]