The Oval Night Market: A Dispatch from Bethnal Green

An area in constant flux, Bethnal Green has an exciting new addition to its late-night line-up. Throughout the summer on selected weekends, there has been a pop-up night market in The Oval off Hackney Road, in the shadow of the old gasworks. There are craft stalls selling everything from jewellery to statement socks, a retro craft beer trailer, cocktails from the Mixology Brothers offering a … Continue reading The Oval Night Market: A Dispatch from Bethnal Green

Masada, Ein Gedi & The Dead Sea: A Dispatch from Israel

The majority of visitors to Israel will spend most of their time enjoying the beaches and nightlife of the hedonistic Tel Aviv or immersing themselves in Jerusalem’s immense history but there’s a lot more to the Holy Land than these two diametrically opposed cities. There’s a fun excursion available that shows some of Israel’s highlights on a 12-hour, well arranged itinerary, which takes in the … Continue reading Masada, Ein Gedi & The Dead Sea: A Dispatch from Israel

A Surprise Sojourn: A Dispatch From Brussels

I’d always wanted to go to Brussels, I’m not sure why, but it was always somewhere that appealed. On a recent trip back from Amsterdam, we arrived here only for Eurostar to cancel our train. Bad news aside, it was the perfect opportunity to explore Belgium’s capital. Best of all, Eurostar is footing the bill. With only 2 nights and a day here, these are … Continue reading A Surprise Sojourn: A Dispatch From Brussels

A Winning Gamble: A Dispatch From Bucharest

Bucharest wouldn’t have been my first choice holiday destination, in fact, I hadn’t ever considered going there at all, but after several beers in a pub on a cold January evening with my friend, we got to talking about how we hadn’t been away together for a couple of years and how we needed to remedy that. We started flicking through the Ryanair and Easyjet … Continue reading A Winning Gamble: A Dispatch From Bucharest

Quaint, laid-back & cool: A Dispatch From Utrecht

Amsterdam is a city I’ve visited many times, because it’s a fantastic place but also because my girlfriend is from there. I hadn’t explored anywhere else in The Netherlands though, so on our last visit there, we decided to see some more of the country and explore Utrecht which is a short 30-minute, €6 train ride away from the capital. Utrecht is a medieval university … Continue reading Quaint, laid-back & cool: A Dispatch From Utrecht

The Great Siege of Malta: A Dispatch from Valletta

I hear the concussive boom of cannon fire and see the smoke clear as the guns are fired across the bay. Fires are blazing, turning night into day. Warriors roar as swords clatter against shields and swords, the metallic clang carries across the warm Mediterranean air. Walking along the fortified walls of the Fort of St. Elmo, this is what I see in my mind’s … Continue reading The Great Siege of Malta: A Dispatch from Valletta