Western Europe

Tales, adventures and photography from Western Europe.
god's own junkyard walthamstow

LONDON | God’s Own Junkyard is located in an industrial estate in Walthamstow, far from the tourist attractions of Zone 1, but those who venture out to visit are rewarded with a sensory stimulation unlike anything else in the capital. Walking into God’s Own Junkyard is like stepping into Las

lichtenberger gonzalez

BREITENBRUNN | Are you looking to visit a lesser known wine region? Consider a visit to the Austrian wine region. Our interest in the region was piqued after trying Blaufrankisch, an Austrian grape variety that’s spicy, rich, and inviting. During a recent trip to the Burgenland we had a chance

old spitalfields market

LONDON | The Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, housed in buildings dating back to 1897, with two thirds rebuilt in the late 20th century. A market has existed on this site ever since King Charles proclaimed the market in 1638, when it was used for the

barbican brutalist fantasy

LONDON | Brutalism is one of the most divisive styles of architecture that exists. Brutalist structures tend to be imposing and fortress-like, with repeated modular elements and a lot of exposed concrete, used for its rawness and lack of pretention. Many refer to brutalist structures as “those ugly concrete buildings”,

weekend away best of bristol

BRISTOL | Bristol, England offers something for everyone. From music to art, and history to booze, Bristol is an excellent choice for any visitor to the United Kingdom. For centuries, the port side city has been one of the most important maritime cities in the world and today, Bristol is creative

east london street art walk

LONDON | London has one of the largest collections of uncommissioned street art in the world, ranging pieces from well known artists like Banksy through to lesser known and new street artists. Street art can be found all over the capital, but East London is the place to visit for

enjoy long weekend north sicily cefalu

SICILY | Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea filled with a rich and varied landscape, stunning beaches, and culinary delights. It  boasts a rich history where people of diverse ethnicity have left their mark. From relaxing by the beach, indulging in fresh and flavoursome cuisine, exploring ancient towns or hiking on

top 5 things to do in puglia italy

PUGLIA | Puglia, Italy is a region located on the heel of the boot of Italy and a great place to visit for those who want to visit a part of the country that’s a bit off the beaten path. The easiest way to get there from the UK is

weekend in champagne road trip

CHAMPAGNE | Surely one of the best ways to spend a weekend is on a road trip from London to France’s Champagne region. It’s something we’ve thought about a lot recently so on a recent weekend we decided to put the plan into action. After succefully navigating London’s Friday evening traffic it was

A Weekend In Porto & The Douro Valley

PORTO | A city that shares its name with a drink beloved worldwide has to be good, right? Well, we are here to tell you it was. Paul M, myself and a large group of friends took a jaunt to Porto to sample its namesake drink and visit the stunning Douro