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Australia; taking the next travel step

Recently I met the wonderful Claire, blogger/writer/contents strategics from Peterborough. Claire invited me along to a Jack the Ripper event in London which was when I discovered her talented blog. Claire is passionate about travel and has written a piece expressing her views towards taking the next step when travelling.

“As a travel lover, I’ve always fancied the idea of taking the next step and making the travel life my daily reality. In fact, after I left University, I was pretty sure that my plan was going to be to move to Canada for a year, maybe even two, but circumstances dictated that I didn’t in the end. I’ve not ruled it out though – at 24 (okay, okay, I’m 25 next week!), I’m still young enough that in a few years, I can head on out. Besides, I’ve lived in America for work aged 19 for 3 months, and I get to go away at least three times a year, so I’m not doing too badly!
My ‘little’ sister, however (she’s nearly 22… but she will always be my little sister!), has just moved to Australia and I’m going to be eternally jealous (until, of course, I eventually do it myself!). Despite not being an envious person in nature at all, when it comes to the fact that it’s bitterly cold over in not-so-sunny England, it’s hard to deal with the fact that she’s lazing around on a lovely warm beach in Sydney. My sister (like me!) can be a bit of an anxious person, and so I’m really proud of her for taking this step. She’s one of those people who has mentioned doing this for quite a while, but I sort of never imagined she’d actually do it. Now, however, she has a job and everything, and she has an apartment with her boyfriend and some nice flatmates right on the Harbour.

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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!
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.
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

Rebekah xx

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