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UK; the terrifying tales of Jack the Ripper

I’ve always been one for the weird and wonderful, some might say a sucker for a ghost story, fable or myth so when Claire of Dafity invited me along on the Jack the Ripper Walking Tour on behalf of the London based organisation I was there! A dull Sunday evening in the beginning of January was a great time to take a 2 hour trail through the back streets and ally’s of East London learning the horrors of the Legend, Jack the Ripper.

Ripper Visions Jack the Ripper Walk prides it’s self on being London’s number 1 tour in the East End, I’d quite happily agree with that statement! Our tour guide Richard was charismatic, he kept us gripped throughout the entire walk, and his knowledge and beliefs on the story of JTR made me buy into it so very easily!
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So, when there’s so many different companies why pick Ripper Vision? JTR Walk are the first of their kind to take the conventional story telling into the 21st century. A hand held projector is used by their tour guides during the walk to project photographs, letters and memorabilia from the time of Jack the Ripper (as imagined, not for the faint hearted!), and wow, what a revelation! Projecting visuals gives so much depth to the story, increases credibility and generates empathy amongst the on looking audience, Jack the Ripper Walk leads the way in so many aspects.
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imageJack the Ripper Walking Tour meets outside Whitechapel Art Gallery in Aldergate East and runs 7 days a week. Tour tickets are at a cost of £10pp when booked online. Leave Aldergate East Tube Station at Exit 3.
To book your tickets visit them here: http://www.thejacktheripperwalk.com or tweet them at @jackripperwalk

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Rebekah xx

5 World Travel; Top Places to see in the New Year

I love New Year, out with the old and in with the new, Auld Lang Syne & a glass of fizz, what more could we want? I’ll tell you, to travel and embrace new experiences in a multitude of diverse cultures. New Year is a special time and all parts of the world celebrate in various different ways.

I put together my top tip of places to see New Year in, if you’re still looking, get booked! If not then add them to your bucket list.

1. York, United Kingdom – Hundreds flock to York Minster for the 12 chimes, if you’re lucky (and early) you can go inside and take a seat! I’ve never been that early which means standing outside in the wonderful atmosphere surrounded by the wonderful Yorkshire Folk. If you’ve never visited York it’s a must for your travel calendar, Christmas is a magical time in this historic city.
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2. New York, America – We move from a historic York to an ultra-modern New York! Counting down the seconds in Times Square is most definitely top of my bucket list for the near future! Having visited the city 5 times I’ve never been quite lucky enough to experience a New Year in the big apple.
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3. Koh Panyang, Thailand – arguably a much more roudy New Year celebration but I spent this summer in Thailand and the people spoke of how fantastic the Full Moon Party is for New Year. Celebrations on the beach with a bucket is why this a top pick for me!
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4. Sydney, Australia – we’ve seen the TV, how incredible does the firework display off the Sydney Harbour Bridge look! If I didn’t already want to visit Australia then I do now!
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5. Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya crossing is the place to celebrate New Year, a little like New York you can find yourself surrounded by the masses ringing in the chimes!

I’ll leave you on a festive note, The World says Happy Christmas!

The World Says Happy Christmas

Have a great New Year everyone, looking forward to sharing my 2015 adventures with you all xx