The reality of Belfast, Northern Ireland & keeping an open mind whilst travelling

Belfast and Northern Ireland. For many these words sound out like warning, a beacon of trouble and a place to avoid. After watching the relatively recent depiction of Belfast on the popular series “Son’s of Anarchy” I couldn’t help but feel my heart drop at the stereotypical, archaic and frankly offensive portrayal of a city and

Visiting the Mausoleum of Lenin… A relic of the Soviet Union!

Мавзоле́й Ле́нина or Lenin’s mausoleum has become the quintessential remaining symbol of communist Russia, an arguably outdated relic, it’s controversy and historical importance make it a must see when visiting Moscow.  We took the chance to experience this strange artefact of Russia’s soviet past… Russia may have changed a lot since the days of the Soviet Union, there