Category Archives: England

Having lived and worked in the UK for eight years, it breaks my heart to see the division and hostility increasingly rampant in a country I still have such fond feelings for. As such, and in a slight departure from our usual travel blog, may I offer a few humble thoughts which might reduce tensions before Read More →

The mission:  When the good people at GPSmyCity.com asked me to review their London walking tours app, it gave me the perfect excuse to visit my former colleagues during my spring break in the UK. The app covers a wide range of different walking tours. For example we could have chosen Shakespeare’s London, Bridges of London, Buckingham Palace Read More →

There seems to be a fairly widespread feeling that by and large, 2015 wasn’t one of the world’s best years. Which makes us all the more excited that this sorry excuse for a year is now behind us, and 2016 lies tantalisingly before us. In an effort to make the most of the year we Read More →

As a German it has long puzzled me that only one nation in the world is considered so good that it is officially entitled ‘Great’, and that of all the nations to chose from it was Britain that got the unique accolade. So on my recent return home for a four week break from Cambodia Read More →

So after lots of very special goodbyes, many a sad tear, loads of packing, vaccinations and cleaning it is time to leave Bedford now. Our next entry will be from Cambodia, but our first stop will be Malaysia for a well deserved week’s holiday. We will see you next year some time and until then លាហើយ and good bye! Closing the door to Read More →

There are boxes everywhere in our house, therefore I can’t find any of my clothes and what on earth am I supposed to take with me living in a country such as Cambodia anyway? Light clothes I guess and nothing too valuable. The airline limit is 25kg and for six months this is not much at all. But after 3 Read More →

DFID leaving lunch David & Peter being silly   MoJ boys are handsome   …but DFID girls are better 😉

So now our placements have been confirmed we need to start organising our move abroad. I really forgot how much there is to do when you are temporarily moving to a different country, especially a developing country. It has been 7 years since I have last done it last and then I only moved to a Read More →