Call this an upgrade of a previous post – it really did need some fine tuning. Amsterdam is one of my favourite cities to date and I encourage all to give it a try. A few days won’t hurt you.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The promise to myself was that I couldn’t re-read Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman until I had this bad boy online… so here we are kiddies (I’ve yet to full re-read the book) and you can thank my numerous pagan deities if you will. I’m talking about Amsterdam, a city of wooden shoes, a serious and devout love for the bicycle and THE sexiest place I’ve ever been! Maybe it’s best that the little people don’t read this in depth. Continue reading “So Dam Worth It!”
Inexperienced young travellers from around the Pacific Rim (Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada etc) who suffer from the above titled bastard condition might find these words more than beneficial.
This post has a touch of destination and musings to it, but it’s mostly about the wonderful people (I am not kidding!) you’ll find there. The title should’ve given it away by now, and the use of BULA! but just in case you’re skimming, I’ll just say it – I’m talking about Fijians! Continue reading “Fiji, The Best Place For An Anxiety Attack!”
Top of the morning to you! We’re posting some archived words and today we’ve chosen Dublin, a literary city and easily one of THE best I’ve ever visited. I hope you make it feel welcomed.
Out of every country I’ve visited, Ireland might just be the easiest one I’ve moved around in – the convenience is just too good kiddies (I’d originally intended on doing a tour but my Irish friend convinced me not to, and he was right) and the same can be said for its capital, Dublin.
Continue reading “Dublin’s Character Buildings”
Gibraltar, British Territory
We’re talking locations again, and I’ve settled for… Gibraltar! I know, we’re going the way of British territories, and that is why I’ve placed this post in the ‘England’ section in Destinations – don’t blame me, blame Churchill, Mrs May and the monkeys.
Once described as ‘the end of the world’ by those in the pre ‘the Earth is actually round’ era (Greeks and Phoenicians, I’m looking at you), I first learnt about Gibraltar whilst watching a cartoon during the lamb years (it was The Mummy series which I found rather entertaining – again, locations sell!) An animated Evie Carnahan (sorry Maria Bello but Rachel Weisz will always come first) described Gibraltar for what it was once considered… so my intrigue took off. Continue reading “The End Of The World”
That’s right, the header image is of three purple shells. And there’s no filter involved. You’ll find that on the Instagram.
Let’s go local, shall we? And when I mean local I’m talking about Eden, this little town on the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales, which I am currently quite taken with. Continue reading “Five Hours For Eden”
Here we are with another archive post from the Blogspot incarnation of The Sheep Was Here. My Thailand page was looking rather neglected so I thought it best to start filling it up. I’ve made a few changes happen but it’ll mostly be the same.
Koh Phi-Phi, Thailand
Koh Phi-Phi on pieces of paper, pronounced as ‘pee-pee’, had been on my list since my last stint in Western Australia; a Dane I’d met had shared photos of her time diving here and my interest was therefore set in stone. Whilst scuba diving isn’t my thing, snorkelling is so that was another reason for making a trip happen in 2014. Fortunately for me I had seven friendlies to share in the experience with. Continue reading “Yes I Did Think Tilda Swinton Was Watching Me”
I’ve just flown my longest (and belated) haul to date, which included going over some beautiful Omani mountains so that was a plus, and I’m very much wrecked. Yes it was a Qantas flight, and they have some nice cordial on offer, but I’m sorely in need of a flat bed to sleep on. However, everything is okay because I am in London. Finally! Continue reading “Other Sides Do It For Me”
The Halloween episode on The Simpsons, where Homer buys the shitty wish granting monkey hand, is how I first learnt about Marrakech, and watching Almost Famous is how I learnt that Morocco is a country in North Africa (with some confirmation from my older sister) – as you can tell, watching the moving image ironically gets me off of my arse, but these images directed me to a city where I proved to myself that I could be a more independent backpacker. Continue reading “I’ve Been Thinking About Marrakech”
The Antrim Coastline, Northern Ireland
This is the tail end of January, 2016.
I looked up from my breakfast as other guests rushed to the nearest window in the International Youth Hostel, all of them abuzz about something big. So, after putting down my fork I joined them and got one of the most pronounced reality checks to date – it’s snowing in Belfast. Continue reading “All Along Antrim”