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 [...]

Review: Hobbiton movie set tour

Tiny green and yellow doors into hobbit holes. Ale. The Green Dragon Inn. Rolling fields and glorious countryside. An extortionate entry price and a huge amount of selfies. It can only be Hobbiton, the New Zealand movie set used for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. It was way up there [...]

Review: Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park - the home of British codebreakers who cracked the enigma machine in World War II. As both a history and computer nerd, I've been wanting to go for a while. After watching The Imitation Game and Hidden Figures, I finally got round to organising a visit as the March / April destination for my 'explore the UK' [...]