Walking Trails: Bath (Kenneth & Avon Canal to Monkton Combe)

Natural beauty and serenity along Somerset’s canals and waterways

Summer Walk: Oldfield Park, Bath

Bright summer blooms on a pleasant morning walk to & from the Church of Our Lady & St Alphege in Oldfield Park, Bath (Somerset) for Sunday mass.

Christmas in Locked Down London

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…minus many traditions. The pandemic has caused the cancellation of traditional Christmas markets, events and celebrations in many parts of the UK. Christmas decorations are up along what is usually the busy shopping district – Oxford Street in London, but the crowd is sparse and most shops –…

The Roman Baths – finally!

On my first visit to the UK in 2009, time constraints and a host of other distractions resulted in us missing the opening times of the Roman Baths. My late arrival in the UK this month for my MA Heritage Management course meant I missed another chance to visit the baths again, as it was…

Adventure In Uncertain Times

It’s been a while since my last post and since then I’ve moved more than 10,000 kilometres from my home in Kuala Lumpur amid a pandemic, and so much uncertainty. It was a mentally, physically and emotionally exhausting move. The decision was not one of the easiest ones. I started applying for my MA Heritage…

Rail Adventure: London – Inverness

Train journeys are a great way to just take a back seat and enjoy the scenery as you watch the world go by. I’d usually peek into the homes, towns & villages along the line (not in a creepy stalker kind of way 😄), and wonder about the stories and lives of the people who…

Drive through: Scotland

Driving in unknown territory with unfamiliar traffic rules can be quite daunting. Thus, we usually avoid driving in countries with left hand drive cars – simply because the last thing you want on holiday is to drive into oncoming traffic, deal with the authorities in a foreign country, or worse, get into an accident and…

Liquid Light: Liverpool Docks

My first impression of Liverpool was how industrial the Merseyside shoreline looked. But one needs to appreciate the history of Liverpool and how this city impacted global trade and migration. The Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Docks are the best place to start – if you’re visiting Liverpool for the first time. Above is one…

Liverpool: Maritime, Migration & Music

Liverpool is steeped in history, owing to a vibrant port that served its surrounding towns, cities and farms especially during the industrial revolution and Britain’s colonial era. Through Liverpool, a variety of goods manufactured in Britain made their way out to markets all over the world. Likewise, the exotic spices, textiles, tea and an array…