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

Thank you P!nk

Last year I made a promise to myself. I am gonna be brave and I will do a bunch of things that scare me, but which are also going to help me and my life, moving forward. Since then, I went to see Michelle Obama and I learnt that the phrase I was looking for is: ‘I needed to Michelle up’. So, I moved to another country, I met and talked to one of my idols and I became a Human Rights Speaker. And let me tell you, that the hardest part was, teaching my first class. It was one … Continue reading Thank you P!nk

May is mental health awareness month

May is mental health awareness month and I would like to take the opportunity to share stories, statistics, and just generally have some discussions on mental health, what it really means and how important it is. I believe the best way to start that, is me sharing my story and the reasons for this blog; Travel for mental health. Mental health is a really significant segment of my life but this wasn’t always true. A couple of years ago I struggled with depression and I regularly had anxiety attacks. However, I was totally unaware of both. I categorised my anxiety … Continue reading May is mental health awareness month

Years and Years

Finally, it’s been announced, the new drama from the Master himself, Russell T Davies is coming to your telly on 14 May!!!! I am so very excited about this, as I had the opportunity to watch already the first episode at the BFI Radio and Television Festival in April. My review of Years and Years is the following: It is bloody fantastic, you should all watch it!! What is Years and Years? If you ask me, I would say that it’s a spiced up family drama, with some extraordinary elements of a political series, stirred with a dash of dystopian … Continue reading Years and Years

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