Hi, I'm Sarah, an "exile" from Virtual Tourist and looking forward to reconnecting with VT friends here and making new ones too! I live in London UK and am a Londoner, born and bred. I am a librarian by profession, these days working as a freelance consultant.
I love travel and photography, and try to combine my passions whenever I can. I look forward to sharing my experiences here.
I hope it goes without saying that all photos and all blog entries are my own intellectual property. If you see anything you'd like to reproduce do get in touch - I'd be happy to help.
I am a passionate supporter of Newcastle United.
I am a keen photographer.
I love to socialise, to eat good food and to have a few drinks!
I enjoy the cinema, art exhibitions (especially modern art and photography), museum visits and more – both in London and on my travels.
And I LOVE to travel!
The Grand Canyon, Arizona – especially watching a snow storm from its North Rim
The icebergs of Antarctica – I feel privileged to have visited this most remote of continents
The wildlife of the Galapagos Islands
Yosemite – our introduction to the wonderful network of US National Parks
The scenery of the US southwest – such as Utah or New Mexico
New York, New York – the first city I visited in the US and still my favourite
Paris, France – I keep going back to soak up its atmosphere
London, England – noisy, dirty, full of vitality – I love living here!
San Francisco, California – the city I want to return to
Newcastle upon Tyne - my husband's home city and a second home now for me too
Temple of Karnak, Egypt – especially at night in the Son et Lumière performance
The Treasury, Petra, Jordan – could anyone forget their first sight?
Macchu Pichu, Peru – we didn’t trek there but we still marvelled at the sight
Hot air balloon over the Namib Desert – well worth the pre-dawn wake-up call (and more recently near Marrakesh)
Meeting the penguins in Antarctica – so cute and so friendly
Whale watching anywhere, but especially Tofino, British Columbia – I have never been closer to a whale than we were there
Taking a flight over the Grand Canyon – the only way to really appreciate the scale of this place
A helicopter ride over Niagara Falls when on a school trip
The Registan, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Tikal, Guatemala – another unforgettable location
The train journey from Krakow to Lviv – travelling with a great bunch of VTers
On the road in California – our first of our many US road trips
Cruising the Galapagos Islands on a small boat, the Angelito
Driving the gravel roads of Namibia – occasionally hairy but for the most part an exciting adventure
A cruise on the Rhine – not for my own pleasure, but seeing the delight it gave my late mother-in-law who had dreamed all her life of taking such a trip
05 Jul 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
14 Feb 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
27 Oct 2016 - 14 Nov 2016
Although I don't know the town as well as Trekki, I have visited it now three times and have learned a lot about its history and culture. I can also recommend quit a few good restaurants!
Newcastle upon Tyne is sort of my second home as my husband and I spend several weeks of each year there. I love the city and like to promote it whenever I can
I have lived here all my life and welcomed many VT members to meetings in the past as well as helping out on the London forum there. I'd love to be able to do the same now for TP members
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