Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe ★★★★½

Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
Bill Bryson

Genre(s) | Travel, Nonfiction, Humour, Autobiography
Goodreads Rating | 3.86
Humpo Show Rating | 4.50 
Published: 2015 (first published in 1992)
Publisher: Black Swan

Neither Here, Nor There

Neither Here, Nor There is a wonderfully comic tale of Bill Bryson’s journey across Europe in the early 1990s when the continent was beginning to enter a new, modern era. Continue reading

Kinky Boots ★★★★☆

Kinky Boots
Norwegian Encore

Kinky Boots Norwegian Encore

After his father’s demise, Charlie Price inherits the family business, a shoe factory in Northampton, England. He is not interested in shoes, and the factory is in such dire financial straits that he must lay off 15 employees. However a fortuitous encounter with a transvestite cabaret singer inspires Charlie to save the factory from closure by producing erotic footwear, much to the chagrin of the workers. Continue reading

Berlin Travels [Part One]

Berlin Travels [Part One]

I have recently returned from a long weekend away in Berlin where I managed to hit plenty of the city’s tourist spots.

I stayed in Samariterstraße – five stops away from the main city centre of Alexanderplatz – and it is located in the district of Friedrichshain. The apartment was across the street from the Samariterkirche – a 19th century church. The location was fantastic as I could travel to Alexanderplatz quickly and easily, which is the central hub for the S-Bahn trains and the U-Bahn underground trains.

Top Tips: €30 7-Day ticket travel on S and U-Bahn, or €7 all day ticket. Validate them by inserting them into the red machine typically next to the ticket machine – they’ll be stamped and that is all you need to travel all day, no need to get it validated again that day, just hop on and off any train you like. There are no ticket barriers.

The first part will focus on the Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Checkpoint Charlie, BlackBox Cold War and the Topography of Terror. Continue reading