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Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College

By on Dec 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

This guest post comes from Dan Perdomo, a blogger who enjoys discovering underrated parts of London. Enjoy!  I was lost in London; and not for the first time. This was my fifth time in London since moving down south and I had decided to wander around Canary Wharf. I was walking along the Thames Path which should have led me to the O2 Arena… but I must have gone in the wrong direction. Ending up in Isle of Dogs (I had no idea where that was in relation to The O2’s location) in a park called Island Gardens, I stumbled upon a view across the river that made my jaw drop. Little did I know I was looking at the Old Royal Naval College. The grand buildings looked enormous, even from across the Thames. I looked up and down the river but couldn’t see a bridge in sight in which I could cross to get a closer look at the palace. Heading for the exit to try and find the nearest tube station,...

Photo Friday: The Bean, Chicago

By on Mar 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s the last Friday of March, so it’s our last City & Culture themed photo – for now at least!   There’s surely nowhere better on a sunny Spring day than super-cool Chicago, USA, and the Bean provides a dazzling centrepoint to the city. I had so much fun taking futuristic, surreal photos here.     Which is your favourite city to photograph? If you have any great images you’d like to see on Starry-Eyed Travels, then send them in – they could feature here next week!  

Giving Sao Paulo a Second Chance

By on Mar 19, 2012 in Travel | 4 comments

It’s fair to say that, at first glance, I wasn’t that impressed with Sao Paulo. The disastrous inefficiency of the airport and the thick smog that had stopped the plane landing on my arrival to South America had left me feeling a little bitter towards the place. However, I was back in Brazil, almost four months later and, giddy with the wonder of Rio de Janeiro, my attitude to Sao Paulo had softened somewhat. I had some time spare and a friend living in the city who had offered to put me up for a few days. I figured: why not? So I arrived into Sao Paulo, with no expectations and no particular anticipation for it – on the South America ‘circuit’ Sao Paulo barely features – travellers might use it as a transition point from one popular tourist destination to another, but very few of them see outside of the airport or bus station. It is not considered...

Photo Friday: Sunday in La Paz

By on Mar 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s Photo Friday, but we’re looking ahead to the weekend! Sticking with our theme of Cities & Culture, but in complete contrast to last week’s image, we’re heading to the heart of South America… Cities may be thought of in terms of things – buildings, museums, restaurants, shops – but the most exhilirating thing about cities are their people. Whether you’re joining locals at a big event, mingling with Saturday shopping crowds, haggling with stall-holders at markets, or simply people-watching from a cafe, it is the people that will make  it a vibrant and exciting place to be. And on those stakes, La Paz, Bolivia, certainly does well. This was just an average Sunday, the streets taken over by a parade – no reasons, no rules, no regulations, just a mass of people coming together to celebrate life. Which city would you reccomend...

Photo Friday: The Empire State Building

By on Mar 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

In March, it’s all about cities & culture here on Starry-Eyed Travels, so what better to pick for the Friday Photo than the most iconic building in the most exciting city on the planet? Looking up at the Empire State Building from the pavement is one of those travel moments that I will never, ever forget. It was absolutely thrilling – the building is an awesome sight to behold.

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