The Beatles and The Cavern Club – Liverpool

Liverpool’s Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the early 1960s. It is the cradle of British Pop Music. Impressively, 60 years after it’s foundation, it survives and thrives as a contemporary music venue. The Beatles first played here on Thursday 9 February 1961 and after this performance they made another 291 appearances at the club. The Cavern Club celebrated its 60th year in 2017 and their ethos has very much been about the Past, Present and Future. The events celebrate the history … Continue reading The Beatles and The Cavern Club – Liverpool

Accommodation in Stockholm

Our first accommodation was at the Söder Mälarstrand and it was a vessel. Yes, indeed we stayed on a boat for the first couple of nights. The HMS Gustaf af Klint is a former Swedish sailing survey vessel that was built in 1941 and was scrapped as a city servant in 1980. Since 1978 she functions as a hostel in Stockholm. We paid £90.00 for our room, for two nights. The room was small, but it had a very comfortable double bed, some space for the luggage and a sink. Inside of the hostel is refurbished and quite pretty. It … Continue reading Accommodation in Stockholm

Stockholm

You know the feeling when you are just minding your own business and living your little life in the UK and Michelle Obama announces her book tour in Europe? And then you try to plan, buying tickets like crazy but it’s sold out everywhere… So you don’t have any plans anymore, you just go with the wind and end up in Stockholm with your bestie? No? Not a familiar feeling? Well it wasn’t for me either, until it was and seemed like the most normal thing to do. Booking hostels, packing our backpacks and flying to Stockholm. Visiting the city … Continue reading Stockholm