7 Favourite Hangouts In Bristol

While travelling, I met a lot of people who had heard of my hometown, Bristol. I was pleasantly surprised, because I had never thought Bristol was the typical city to be on a traveller’s wishlist. However, in total contrast, I have listened to someone argue that the UK was London. They could not be more…

Space and Light in Winterson’s ‘Sexing the Cherry’

Jeanette Winterson smudges the lines between reality and imagination in her novel, Sexing the Cherry. Based in seventeenth-century London, the story follows the lives of a large, feisty woman and her son. The woman, who has forgotten her own name, is known as the Dog-Woman due to the numerous dogs in her possession, and her…

Hoovers in Havana

Our Man in Havana is not a novel, but an entertainment. And the book’s author, Graham Greene, definitely entertains as he makes fun of the James Bond stereotype. Mr Wormold is the protagonist, who lives in Cuba with his daughter and unsuccessfully sells vacuum cleaners. One day, a man approaches Wormold in a bar and…

Fantasy As It Should Be: Heartless

I’m a latecomer to the Scandinavian TV party, but better late than never. I have just finished the Danish series called Heartless. The storyline centres around a brother and a sister, Sebastian and Sofie, who are cursed with the need to feed on other people’s life force. They want to find out why they are…

My Miami Silver Lining

My last week in South America was spent on a plane. On several planes for that matter. I flew from Cusco to Lima, but before I could get on the plane, I was pulled aside to be randomly searched. I watched, almost in pain, as the officer pulled everything out of my backpack, including my…

That Time I Was Beaten By A Three-Legged Dog

The time had finally come to accept my fate. I was in Peru and had to visit the world renowned Machu Picchu site. However, since I’m not your typical hiking gal, I didn’t book the classic Inca Trail, but the Jungle Trek tour, through Inkas Chacana Tour Agency, and I loved the experience. Picked up…

5 Favourite Cafés Around The World

Travel is the perfect way for me to feed my addiction to all things caffeine related. I’ve picked five cafés that have stood out for me on my globetrotting adventures and I recommend that you visit them all.   Café Valentin Sanderstraße 13, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany Best described as a shabby-chic living room, this café…