Posts Tagged ‘tourist’

Cardiff Tourist stuff

Carphilly Castle

Day 1 – Unsupervised So, on the Friday, our friends did Cardiff mostly unsupervised. I dropped them in the morning at Sophia Gardens with instructions that they walk through Bute Park to Cardiff Castle and pay the extra for the guided tour of the apartments. This they did and took the afternoon visiting the National […]


Amsterdam(p) rebooted

This was the first time I’ve been back since I broke up with my girlfriend out there in 2009 and had mixed feelings about it. We had an apartment and a good group of people. There was a gig. On arrival, I almost immediately regretted it finding the Dutchness oppressive again. However, there was more […]


Channeling Ansel – or not

So, here I am up in the High Peaks area of Derbyshire, with some pretty epic scenery all around. Having been fired up by the Freeman book, I decided to scale Eccles Pike, yes, as in cake, which has a 360 degree view all around and wait for the sun to get low in the […]


Yeliou volcanic rock, Taiwan

On a geographic note, Yeliou is volcanic rock carved by the waves into interesting shapes. There’s a famous “queens head” formation but we didn’t make it out that far as it was too hot! Gov’t info here: www.gio.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=32397&ctNode=4056 On a photographic note, this is B/W from the D300 with the 50mm f/1.8 lens. Rather good […]


Emergency London Tourist Stuff(s)

Tourist Stuff in London Anyone who knows me appreciates I’ve been in a bit of a whirlwind in the last couple of weeks. I went from going to Taiwan to cover some metal, to suddenly acquiring a new girlfriend (who was formerly in said band) and who turned up in a planned way on my […]