kenilworth castle joust final

Experience medieval jousting at Kenilworth Castle

Horses blasting down the tiltyard. Lances shattering into hundreds of pieces of splintered wood. A jester falling over himself with laughter. Coloured flags to cheer for the north, south, east or west. And a nearby ice cream van to keep you cool in the unusual blazing sunshine. It's medieval jousting, brought into the 21st century. [...]

Finding Paddington Bear at Paddington Station

During my trip to London this weekend, I had a little extra spare time to kill before heading home thanks to a cancelled train. So I went in hunt of the famous Paddington Bear at Paddington station! Paddington Bear at Paddington Station London, England Literary significance of Paddington Bear at Paddington station "Mr and Mrs [...]

My top ten historical destinations in Europe

There are countless historical destinations in Europe to choose between when planning your travels. Anyone who lives here is gifted with easy access to thousands of museums, castles, palaces, fortresses and monuments covering millennia of European history. Anyone outside of Europe usually makes a point to visit at least a few of these (in between, [...]

Review: Saal Digital acrylic glass print

One of my favourite things to do soon after I've returned from holiday is start going through my photos. Normally they end up going into an album on Facebook, a gallery on this blog and into one of my many scrapbooks with ticket stubs and leaflets. Recently however I had the opportunity to do something [...]

Is Te Papa the best museum in New Zealand?

Museums are places of learning. You get a glimpse into past lives to discover what was normality for so many people who came before us. Science, history, art; the essence of human civilisation. But the very best museums step beyond just artefacts to make you feel. They make you understand what it is to be [...]

Review: Auckland War Memorial Museum

On my second day in New Zealand, I headed east and successfully navigated to Auckland War Memorial Museum, in the middle of Auckland Domain (a park with sweeping green lawns). It's highly impressive from the outside, reminding me of Washington DC's Capitol building, although I was somewhat regretful at having to step out of the [...]