Slinking around StoneTown, ZANZIBAR!

Zanzibar. Just the name itself sounds like a fantastically lush, exotic, fantasy island. Too exotic for a mere London office worker like me to visit. Too remote. Too expensive. Still, when I decided to go on a diving holiday back in October 2016, I thought there was no harm in looking at the flights. I was pretty shocked …

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Srebrenica Genocide, July 1995

During July 1995 between 8000-9000 Bosnian-Muslim (mainly) men and boys (also known as Bosniaks) were massacred in and around the area of Srebrenica. This was genocide. I've written a short summary of the events leading up to and during the massacres at the end, but primarily wanted to write about my experience of visiting the …

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#SetHerFree – Protesting for the closure of Immigration Detention Centres in the UK

For the last two weeks I've found it exhausting and incredibly painful to walk for longer than five minutes due to a stress fracture, so, despite it getting a little better, I made the rather sad, but sensible decision not to go to Return from Strength Fest in Querfurt, Germany this weekend.  Still, I was determined …

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Flanders Fields – IeperFest Belgium

A weekend hardcore festival with the ladies you say? In Belgium? Where exactly? Ieper? As in the WWI battlefield area… Fields of poppies Ieper? Yes? Ah this sounds interesting, I shall go…. Tyrell So fast forward a few months and I was travelling alone on the 6am Eurostar attempting to reach Ieper in time for an afternoon …

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American Memorial Garden, Nairobi

To rejuvenate ourselves we headed to the Junction and grabbed Veggie burgers (and a milkshake for me) at Java, a well know American style chain/diner/coffee shop. Then to further cheer ourselves up went over to the CBD (Central Business District) to have a look at the Memorial Garden for the August 7th 1998 Terrorist Attack. …

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El Mozote Massacre & the FLMN

The next day we headed to El Motoze, a small village where, on December 11th 1981 the Salvadorian Army massacred approximately 800 civilians.  It was the first time I'd actually broken down at a memorial site; usually listening, reading, absorbing, paying my respects, but all with my emotional guard up.  Standing in the garden, looking at …

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