Year: 2016

Feeling disconnected

Feeling disconnected

Feeling disconnected Hi, it’s me again. And yes, it’s been a while. (And yes, it is weird for me to talk about my feelings as I am the type of person that will ignore feelings are they aren’t ‘useful’. However I thought it’d be good […]

Chinatown Birmingham

Chinatown Birmingham

Chinatown Birmingham In this episode, I head to Chinatown to satisfy my food cravings. Unfortunately my favourite restaurant Topokki was packed so I decided to risk it and try something new. It would be a decision that I’d later regret.  Min Min Noodle Bar, Chinatown Birmingham […]

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Mother Shipton’s Cave

In this episode I head to England’s oldest tourist attraction, first opened in 1630. Whilst it may be old, it’s not short of visitors 385 years later. When heading to Mother Shipton’s Cave and The Petrifying Well in Knaresborough, I started to feel apprehensive as I’d heard some spooky things about it. It didn’t help that there was no one on the freakin‘ train either.

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Alone on the train

I guess it’s understandable, who in their right mind would travel 135 miles to have their brain invaded by spooky thoughts? In case you’re wondering about Mother Shipton, she’s a witch and the cave I was heading to was rumoured to be her birthplace.

She’s the witch that famously prophesied the Great Fire of London, The Black Death amongst many other things. If only she was alive today, that’d be pretty cool. Anyway, when I arrived at the cave – guess what? Again there was nobody there… 

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Don’t tell me you wouldn’t be scared walking                              into that alone

Watch my scaredy cat face enter this spooky cave and find out what the Petrifying Well is about. (I was clenching onto my stomach so hard when I walked into that cave haha) 

Wanna visit this place for Halloween?

Mother Shipton’s Cave is in Knaresborough, only a 1hr train away from Leeds. From the train station it’s a 7 min walk (or 15 mins if you try to navigate without Google Maps and get a bit lost.) Whilst my train ticket from Leeds cost about £10, the entry to the cave itself was just £6 so pretty affordable. 

Total cost: £16

(There was an option to buy a leaflet for £1, with more detailed information about Mother Shipton’s Cave but I didn’t get it.)

Check out the official Mother Shipton’s Cave website for more information:

Prices

Getting there 

Would you ever go to Mother Shipton’s Cave? 

a coach journey | travel vlog

a coach journey | travel vlog

a coach journey | travel vlog Oh the joys of coach journeys. It’s a love hate thing. Great to catch up some sleep on but it can be also painfully long and uncomfortable. How do you normally travel? Could you bear to sit on a […]

Season 2 | Travel Adventures

Season 2 | Travel Adventures

Season 2 | Travel Adventures  Grab your ticket here to join the journey!  Season 2 Travel Adventures. Heya folks! So in the previous video I announced that it was the end of Season One and the end of daily vlogging. Before jumping into Season Two, […]

Birmingham Grand Central Station

Birmingham Grand Central Station

Birmingham Grand Central Station

To kick season 2’s travel adventures off, I introduce you to Birmingham Grand Central Station. It’s not any old train station, it’s a massive complex with so a plethora of things to do whilst you wait for your train (including eating). Looks like that train delay ain’t gonna be so bad after all. 

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Average at best. Better to wait until your next trip to Spain


Random facts about Birmingham Grand Central Station:

  • Its concourse is 5 X the size of London Euston’s
  • Outside of London, it’s the UK’s busiest train station
  • The shopping centre cost £150m to build
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You can’t not be impressed with this place

You might recognise this place as it was where I filmed my ‘Follow me to Birmingham’ vlog for Sweet and Sour Sunday quite a few weeks ago now (back when I had a cast). This time I decided to revisit the train station and show you around more ‘in depth’ in this mini travel vlog episode.

birmingham grand central station

If you missed my ‘Follow me to Birmingham’ vlog, check it out here

Grand Central Station is part of Birmingham’s recent makeover, along with Birmingham library which I explore in another episode. Going a bit off track here but the library cost £189m to build and is definitely worth checking out. Yes I know it is a library but it is more like a shopping centre/museum/art gallery, trust me!

More Birmingham: Birmingham Library Vlog

Anyway if you are coming to Birmingham, come by train to experience this amazing place. See what I’m talking about here:

Have you ever been to Birmingham before? Would you like to come?

Unexpected tourist destination? | Birmingham Travel Vlog

Unexpected tourist destination? | Birmingham Travel Vlog

Unexpected tourist destination? | Birmingham Travel Vlog  “So what’s so special about Birmingham?” – Honestly? Not much. (You might want to think twice about coming here😂) They say you’re never a tourist of your own hometown and I would like to extend that to not just your […]

My phobia and childhood story

My phobia and childhood story

My phobia and childhood story My phobia and childhood story is revealed In this episode of Dimsum Diaries as I answer questions from the 365 app.  Perhaps you guys don’t know about the app. the 365 app is an awesome journal app. Every day it asks you […]

Year Abroad Study Abroad Accommodation Advice

Year Abroad Study Abroad Accommodation Advice

Year Abroad Study Abroad Accommodation Advice

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£25 CREDIT with AirBnb

In this episode of Special Fried Advice, I talk about accommodation for your Year Abroad/Study Abroad. As I know a lot of you guys are going to be going abroad soon, I thought this accommodation advice would be useful!

When going on your Year Abroad/ Study Abroad finding the right accommodation is really important. Since good accommodation can make all the difference, it’s important to get it right. Don’t make the same mistake I did!

Useful links
Flat hunting websites (Spain):
http://www.easypiso.com/
https://www.idealista.com/en/
Airbnb – to stay in whilst you view accommodation
http://airbnb.com
£25 credit for Airbnb
Working out after ankle surgery

Working out after ankle surgery

Working out after ankle surgery In this episode, I try to work out after my ankle surgery . well, kind of. You see I don’t want to rush working out after ankle surgery 😉 Besides, I lack the motivation aha. It’s so hard to work out when you don’t […]