Charlie, Distracted

Charlie, Distracted

The thing that always jumps out at me about Charlie, Distracted is the images. It's a visual feast! Charlie's excellent use of photography really helps to convey a cool travel vibe and puts the reader right into the action. As one of the UK's more intrepid travellers, the blog is particularly useful resource for those looking to go further on a budget.

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4th October 2019

Little Ljubljana, the tiny capital of teeny Slovenia packs a bigger punch than cities triple its size. A full day there doesn’t feel rushed and I was far from bored; there’s history, architecture and excellent food for an itinerary of wandering,...

12th September 2019

Despite some of the world’s most famous chefs coming from our little island, British cuisine seems to get a bit of a bad rap. Maybe it’s because I’m born and bred here that I love a beige-y meat and carb combo; a shepherd’s pie or toad in the hole is comfort food but I guess it’s the emotional connection I have with those meals that makes me love them. I don’t really want them to be ‘refined’, because truly, if they’re cooked really well, and with love,...

7th September 2019

I’d passed through Brussels Midi station four times without ever getting any further than one overpriced bar directly...

22nd August 2019

It was the street art that drew me to LX Factory, the regenerated 19th century industrial warehouse complex in the...

9th August 2019

There are certain tube stops that as a Londoner, you do your best to avoid, especially at the weekends. Piccadilly...

Updated 27th May 2019

In between a city centre and its nearest day trip neighbour, there’s the districts and boroughs of real people. We pass through on trains as we go from one obvious recommendation to another, or as we get a cab from the airport, but we don’t stop to look around. It feels intrusive to walk the streets families go about their every day business; washing out to dry in their front yards, kids curious at who this stranger with a camera is (and rightly so!)....

Updated 28th May 2019

I had no doubt in my mind when planning my first trip to New York that I wanted to stay in Williamsburg. It’s gone beyond up-and-coming and is well and truly here, making a name for itself with boutiques, breweries and street art that could have...

Updated 24th May 2019

Hamburg is having a moment. After years of living in the shadow of its big brother Berlin, Germany’s second city is...

Updated 27th September 2019

I’ve never felt comfortable describing myself as a ‘foodie’. People start analysing where you last ate or...

1st January 2019

I’ve learned from my previous trip to Frankfurt that it’s not the most exciting of cities. Predominantly a...

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