It may have passed you by, but it’s almost Christmas. The weather is getting colder. The decorations are up in the shops. Christmas songs are playing. The crowds are out doing their final bits of shopping. Everyone seems to be donning a festive jumper at any given opportunity. We are almost there folks. One …

A long time ago, by chance, I moved to live in the town of Reading, Berkshire. I was a 22 year old graduate living with my parents in a tiny North Wales village, working in a local pub and looking for a career direction. I had applied for a job in Manchester, the position had …

Perugia is the capital, and largest hilltop town in the Italian region of Umbria. A university town dating back to the Etruscan period, the collection of piazzas, archways, cobbled streets and steep stairways in the historical centre create a level of charm that is typically Italian. It’s a vibrant town that hosts a variety …

Okay, so we already covered the south of Manhattan in Part One. Let’s take a look at the rest. One of the differences on this particular trip from previous ones is that most of our travelling within Manhattan was done by foot (apart from the occasional taxi ride). The good thing (for the most …

I have visited New York City four times now. In fact, NYC was my first ever trip abroad as a teenage university student, with £199 burning a hole in my pocket ready to spend on a return flight with Kuwait Airways. There were definitely some interesting moments on that trip (I could write a …