Category Archives: Urban Travel Blog

I Did What in Amsterdam? It Wasn’t Me! I Swear!

So, here’s that little eight inch 3D print out of me hanging out in Amsterdam. It’s nice to think that “I” got to go sightseeing via British Airways’ new Last Call range of last minute flight and last minute holiday deals and that “I” apparently chose an especially sunny time to visit this fun loving Dutch city. Continue reading

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3D Me Goes to Amsterdam on a Last Call with British Airways

Whoa. Check out this 8″ 3D  print out of me. Apparently while I was trotting around Greece, this lil dude was paying a visit to Amsterdam on my behalf a la BA’s new Last Call  range of last minute flight … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Tsukiji Market, Tokyo (Urban Travel Blog)

With 23,000 square metres chocked full of wholesalers peddling more than 400 species of edible marine life, Tsukiji is not only the busiest market in Tokyo but the biggest fish and seafood market in the world. Sightseers are certainly welcome, but catering to tourism seems to be the last concern for folks working here. Don’t wear your favourite open-toed shoes. And, unless your Japanese language skills are impeccable, strongly consider going with a guide. Continue reading

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British Airways “Perfect Days” App and the Eternal City (Urban Travel Blog)

The gist of my brief Roman holiday was pretty basic: eat a lot of pizza, walk around all over the place and brush up on my street photography. And, in that sense, the day was indeed a perfect one for me. Continue reading

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Photo Story: Neon Lights of Nash-Vegas (Urban Travel Blog)

Bright neon lights, fat American tourists and lots and lots of booze? Are we in Vegas? Not quite: welcome to downtown Nashville, y’all, where southern hospitality is alive and well. Beyond the neon glow and the cheap-ass souvenir shops, downtown … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Leith Docks (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: Leith Docks Urban Travel Blog, Dec 1st, 2011 Edinburgh’s port, Leith, offers visitors to this little slice of waterfront Scotland a microcosm of 21st century Britain. Post-industrial, mixed use, but largely residential with lots and lots of restaurants, pubs … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Makoko Shantytown in Lagos (Urban Travel Blog)

Land is at such a premium in and around Lagos, that what was once long ago a small fishing village is now an open sewage slum on stilts where the poorest of the poor have been pushed off the land. Continue reading

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Photo Story: New York’s High Line Park (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: New York’s High Line Park Urban Travel Blog, Jun 3rd, 2011 A stroll along the High Line offers a vantage point loftily removed, but not isolated from, the urban grit and daily grind of downtown Manhattan. Commanding views of the Hudson … Continue reading

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Top Five: Cocktail Bars in Paris (Urban Travel Blog)

Top Five: Cocktail Bars in Paris Urban Travel Blog, Apr 10th, 2011 For decades The Ritz’s Bar Hemingway was lauded as the best cocktail bar in Paris by everyone from Ernest himself to the NY Times, Forbes and Le Figaro. … Continue reading

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A Very Big House In The Country (Urban Travel Blog)

A Very Big House In The Country Urban Travel Blog, Mar 19th, 2011 Closing times, huge queues, expensive bar tabs… Who needs it? Chris Osburn spurns another night out in London to live it up in the shires instead. The country house … Continue reading

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Photo Story: Fight Night! (Urban Travel Blog)

Photo Story: Fight Night! Urban Travel Blog, Dec 5th, 2010 With its bulletproof box office window, where you can only see the fingers of the person receiving your money and giving your ticket, to all the hawkers and lucha fans milling … Continue reading

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