Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Random Wanderlist

28th October 2014

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My wanderlist changes weekly and ranges from 100 things I still have to do in London all the way to going into outer space. Really, if they asked me to jump on the ship and establish a permanent human settlement on Mars I would do it (but not before I’ve seen all seasons of Breaking Bad). But let’s look at six of my more reasonable destinations …

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the View from the Shard

26th October 2014

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Since February 2013, there’s been a new tourist attraction and landmark addition in London: the Shard – an iconic new building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano (you might know him for that little building in Paris called Centre Pompidou) and is styled as a vertical city.  The building holds offices, restaurants, the five star Shangri-La hotel, residences, retail and The View from The Shard visitor attraction. Let’s take a closer look at the latter…

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The Little Yellow Door Opens in Notting Hill

24th October 2014

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Have you ever wondered what you’d get if you moved five completely mismatched flatmates into one house, and threw parties every week? No? Well, you’ll soon find out. Opening this autumn on London’s iconic Notting Hill Gate, The Little Yellow Door, is an eclectic new pop-up bar based on a fictional flatshare between friends from all walks of life.

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four unusual museums around the world

22nd October 2014

 So, you find museums boring? Well … have you tried these unusual museums?

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Instant Ramen Museum – Osaka, Japan // A museum devoted to ramen … only in Japan. Once you are through the ramen history part make sure to make your own ramen cup with ingredients of your own choice.  Not planning on heading to Japan any time soon? Check it on on Google Maps.

exhibits_7 exhibits_4 Museum of Broken Relationships –  Zagreb, Croatia // The Museum of Broken Relationships hosts an intriguing collection of items related to shattered romances and the stories behind them.And yes, you can send in your own ‘exhibit‘ . What I really like about this museum is that it shows how we all share the same pain, regardless of our nationality or background.

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© Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin

© Deutsches Currywurst Museum Berlin

Deutsches Currywurst Museum – Berlin, Germany // The curry sausage is one of Berlin’s culinary treats, as a matter of fact … they love it so much that they dedicated a museum to the the famed food and the legends and stories around it. Oh … and the €11 entry submission includes a sausage.
 
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Museum Of Witchcraft –  Boscastle, UK // Museum of Witchcraft  a dedicated to witchcraft and Wicca. It apparently has the largest collection of witchcraft and Wiccan related relics in the world, so definitely take a visit if you are in the Cornwall area … do it for your 14 year old self. 
What is the most unusual museum you’ve been to?

The Best Things In Travel Are Free

19th October 2014

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waking up and seeing the sun rise

the free food shelf at hostels

thousands of travel blogs out there with free tips and tricks to make the best of your stay

stumbling into a place realising how wonderful planet earth actually is

enjoying a shower after a long trip

when the sun unexpectedly decides to show itself

getting a free upgrade for a 10 hour flight

free walking tours by locals. Do tip at the end

skinny dipping

free entry for a tourist attraction, especially when you’ve exceeded your daily budget

when you spend less than your daily budget

being at peace

a night alone in a 12 bed hostel room

a beautiful sunset

sharing stories with other travellers and actually listening to each other

waking up and not having to do anything

a random smile from a random stranger

that feeling when you get off the plane

a snore free hostel room

getting completely lost but finding someone who takes you all the way back to your door