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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

Bellroy Elements Travel

posted by on 13/10/2014

Bellroy from the land down under, is a men’s accessory brand dealing in super compact high Quality leather products. They kick off their UK promotion with The Elements campaign which builds on the idea that their products are fit for any purpose or occasion. Check out their trilogy of stop motion videos.

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French Grill at JW Marriot, Hanoi

posted by on 12/10/2014

Travelling to Asia, I knew I’d be eating some great food. This part of the world is known for its street food, which so far on my journey I’ve seen everywhere and eaten plenty. In London, humble street food comes with a hefty price and is often served to city folk and hipsters eager to eat some newly arrived cuisine before everyone else. French Grill is a big step away from the wonderful traditions of street food, as Chef de Cuisine, Raphael Szurek, begins a haute cuisine revolution in a quickly developing part of Hanoi.

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A Trip To Istanbul

posted by on 11/10/2014

Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Istanbul; a place I had been wanting to see for a very long time. It was a fun trip with my work over a weekend, so allocating time to travel around in a bigger group other than just me, myself and I, and all the beverage consuming sessions, meant that I had nowhere near enough time to explore the city as much as I would have liked. Safe to say however that in my short stay in Istanbul, it has to be one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Rich in history and culture, Istanbul shows off its people, traditions, stunning landscapes and (quite terrifying) backstreets during the day. At night, the shisha cafes, coffee shops and endless amounts of rooftop bars get filled to the max. Take a gander at some snaps after the cut, and also check out an incredible short film documenting the rush of exploring Turkey. It’s a must-watch.

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Jack Daniel’s Tasting with Master Distiller Jeff Arnett

posted by on 09/10/2014

Been a good while since I’ve posted because of all the usual things in life but I recently had a week off of work all to myself. I took a quick trip down to Copenhagen for a couple of days and to my surprise an invite dropped into my lap to do a bit of Whiskey Tasting with, since the event was during the day none of my fellow writers could attend but if I made a swift beeline from Heathrow when my flight landed at just passed 12PM I could make it down to The Macbeth in Hoxton just in time for the 2PM Whiskey Tasting session with Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. check out how I got on after the jump.

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Eargasms

posted by on 07/10/2014

Human emotions are very complex and at times extremely fickle however there is a song to compliment every emotion and this is what I love about music. I also love how one song can have so many different meanings, for the many different ears that hear one track follows a many different meanings and/or interpretations of the track. I wonder what kind of meaning our selection of tracks conjure up this week.

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Y&Y Selections #1

posted by on 02/10/2014

The whole Y&Y team is big on music. With our weekly (or so) #Eargasms posts, we like to keep on top of new music and sharing this with you guys. With that, I have the pleasure of introducing a new music series from the team. Y&Y Selections is a playlist of 20 selected tracks of what we’re listening to right now. Simple. The power Soundcloud gives artists to share their music with the world is fantastic, and more often than not you’ll find yourself pressing play on a track from an artist you’ve never heard of before and end up voyaging down a rabbit hole of musical goodness. Click through, press play and have a listen to what we’re currently diggin’ in the music world.

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The Westin Hotel – Singapore #AaronDoesAsia

posted by on 02/10/2014

When I arrived in Singapore I was feeling little down, I’d left all the friends I had made in Vietnam (you’ll get to hear about my adventures there soon) as they travelled to Cambodia and I went in the opposite direction, I strongly considered changing my plans, getting out and heading their way. This wasn’t helped by the hostel I was staying in, while it was of a far nicer standard than many I’d stayed at in Vietnam, each bunk had it’s own private television, blind and even Beats headphones, it lacked character and characters. There was no natural light in the dorm and no interaction between guests, it was depressing. I really didn’t expect my stay at The Westin to change my mood so positively.

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A Visit To EGX 2014

posted by on 01/10/2014

My gaming days are slowly disappearing. When I say “gaming days” I mean a little more than a game of Fifa here and there. Still, my interest in gaming will always be there, albeit off the console as I watch gaming videos online and keep on top of upcoming releases to see how the gaming industry is developing as the years go on. It’s a hobby I invested in heavily growing up, and I don’t think I could ever just switch off (no pun intended). The world famous EGX (formally known as Eurogamer Expo) was in London once again last weekend and I thought it would be a fantastic time to visit my first gaming event. Big thanks to EGX for the access. Read on to see my thoughts of the event and some photos.

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