Category 'UK'

My Top 10 Bodily Discharge Moments From Around The World!

Warning: this post contains way too much information about bodily discharges. I mean, I hope you figured that out from the title of the post, but it’s worth repeating just in case. If you’re squeamish, it’s probably best that you click away from this post now. Go and read about that time I stroked all the pussies in Seoul. Or now that spring is approaching, look at pretty pictures of crocuses… that I took in Harrogate. Maybe even perk yourself
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Media, Milkshakes & Matalan: Welcome To West Yorkshire

One of the things on my list of stuff to do before I headed to Taiwan was visit somewhere I’d never been in the UK before. I accomplished that with my weekend trip to Hereford…, but I went above and beyond, going to a couple of other places that I’d never before graced with my presence – the West Yorkshire towns of Dewsbury and Huddersfield. I also went to Bradford too, but the last time I went there was
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The Best Things I Ate In January

I’ve been trying so much different stuff since I moved to Taipei that it’s pretty impossible for me to write a coherent post about what I’ve been stuffing down my craw. I’ve eaten a lot, but don’t know the names of most things (I call about fifty percent of what I eat simply ‘dumplings’), and I figured that writing a post entitled, ‘delicious onion-y pancakes’ or ‘scrumptious noodles with meat’ wouldn’t be very useful. Knowing the names of specific food…
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Learning To Love London

I used to despise London. Crowded and expensive, too much traffic overground and a worn-out service sorely in need of renovation underground. Unfriendly people who looked like their faces might shatter if they dared try to crack a smile. Tour buses regurgitating tourists who, as long as they got that photo in front of Buckingham Palace, had no consideration for anyone else. Overpriced food of mediocre quality. Even the tap water was bad.   Most of these things are still…
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Places I Lessthanthree: Hereford

My decision to head to Hereford was a spur-of-the-moment thing. Before deciding to go there, my knowledge of things to do in Hereford consisted of one thing, and one thing alone – drinking cider. I knew this thanks to a tweet from the Visit Britain Twitter account (or something to that effect), and after checking out the Herefordshire cider route… website, I was looking for train fares to the small English city near the Welsh border, and inviting my lovely
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Mirabelle: A Taste of France in Harrogate

I know I said that last week’s Foodporn Friday post would be my last about British food this year (at least, the last written by me), but after a visit to Mirabelle…, the finest French restaurant in Harrogate, on my last weekend in England, I couldn’t resist writing a post about this eatery that serves up edibles so exquisite that I thought I was in some kind of joyous food coma while consuming my three-course meal.   Now, I
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Fantastic Fish & Chips From All Around England

If you asked me to pick my favourite food in the whole entire world, I’d give you one of two answers. One potential answer would be a traditional British roast dinner – either chicken, beef or pork, with roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, gravy, and Yorkshire puddings…. The other potential answer would be fish and chips, that old English favourite that is often regarded as England’s national dish.   Nowhere in the world does fish and chips quite as well
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Thirsty Meeples: Oxford’s Best Board Game Cafe

On my first day in Oxford, I saw Thirsty Meeples and begged my friend Michael to go the next day. At this point, you’re probably wondering what the heck a Thirsty Meeples is. Well, it’s a board game cafe in Oxford, and I desperately wanted to go as, during my time in Korea, I never made it to a board game cafe, despite them being hugely popular. In Korea, I regularly sang my heart out in karaoke rooms, thrashed my…
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Perfectly Palatable Pub Food In North London

Pub food in north London isn’t something that I’ve ever had the joy of sampling. Which is surprising, considering that I’ve been down to London several times since my world travels finished in August. I went to London for a few days, flying there after a few days of debauchery in Amsterdam. I returned a few weeks later, for the now infamous bad date, the one that kicked my bum into gear. I visited with my friend Dominic…
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My Thirteen Favourite Things Of 2013

With just two days of the year remaining, it’s only fitting that I do one of those 2013 wrap-up kind of posts. I thought for a while about what to write: favourite places I’ve travelled to? Too generic maybe, and I’ve covered a lot of my favourite places in previous posts like this one. I could round up my favourite travel blogs like Adventurous Kate did… (I’m totally on the list, by the way), but I did that at the
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