Now hear me out. Having been born and bred Southampton I’ve never really given it much thought. I walk through town day in and day out without really casting my mind upon the history of the place. Yet with the recent anniversary of the Titanic disaster, coupled with the recent revival of the ship in the form of Titanic 2 (due to set sail in 2016) – It seems fitting to at least pen one article to my city that has seen its fair share of history.
Potosi was once the wealthiest city in South America, thanks to the silver that once lay beneath its hills. In the 16th century, Potosi was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex in which the extraction of silver relied on a series of innovative hydraulic mills.
To the seasoned traveler, the world truly is an oyster.
Those longing for uncharted territories of wild natural beauty and a complete rest from crowds and traffic may be astonished to discover that Spain’s Canary Islands still have a handful of secret hideouts.
Manhattan can seem a daunting prospect to those who are maybe short on money (I hear you students). With fifth avenue stretching out to show you it’s flashy designer stores and equally as flashy customers, the fancy restaurants crammed into Times Square with their large courses and even larger tip demands.
Travellers are once again beginning to look a little further afield for a holiday, knowing that it will give them an altogether different experience when they finally decide on somewhere new. While Europe continues to get better for those outside it - as well as British travellers - due to the weakening euro, it’s still worth flying a little further to get an even cheaper and more eye-opening break.
Having a holiday in the UK is often frowned upon by those who love sun, sea and sand of warmer climates, but the UK can offer all these things and more. Exploring the motherland is easy, doesn’t require a passport and needs little planning. The only thing that needs planning is finding the right hotels in the UK and then it’s time to hit the road.