Salisbury and the Plain

My extra-curricular subjects at university were always art. Give me architecture, civil engineering, gardens and all the art. I don’t know how many lectures I’ve heard on the Gothic period- the paintings, sculptures and all the beautiful cathedrals built during this time. One that came up time and time again was Salisbury Cathedral. If in […]

Jurassic Coast Path, Day 4

On my fourth and last day on the Jurassic Coast, I had planned to walk to West Bay, then catch the bus to Waymouth and spend the night there. But my plans changed when I woke up to overcast skies and a chance of rain. It never actually rained that day but it remained overcast. […]

Jurassic Coast Path, Day 3

Day three was my shortest hiking day (11.4 km / 7.1 mi), but it was important to me to not hike the entire suggested section but to stop in Lyme Regis to look for fossils. Ever since reading Tracy Chevalier’s Remarkable Creatures in 2009, I have wanted to see the fossils for myself. The cliffs […]

Postcard from Marseille

Marseille surprised me. All I ever heard was: don’t go there, it’s dangerous. But when I started to look into it, I read that the area around the old port had been cleaned up, there were interesting museums to visit and it wasn’t any more dangerous than other large cities. I was intrigued and looking […]