May 2017 - BUCKiTDREAM Blog

Month: May 2017

How To Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway In Style

The longest rail trip in the world, the Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East. Traveling through eight time zones – a third of the world’s total – with a mind-boggling total length of 6500, it is easily the most impressive transport system the world has ever seen. Passing by the world’s largest freshwater lake, the expansive steppe, over the colossal Ural mountains and finishing in Moscow, the Trans-Siberian Railway takes all of Russia’s most memorable, tourist hot-spots and makes them easily accessible in one trip. Sounds good, right? Well in this...

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Burns Night: What Exactly Is Haggis And Should You Try It In A Skirt?

Burns Night is an annual celebration that’s held on or around the 25th of January to commemorate the life of the much-loved Scottish bard (poet), Robert Burns. As well as remembering the man himself, poetry fans also celebrate Burns’ contribution to Scottish culture by performing renditions of his most revered works, such as ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and ‘Tam O’Shanter’. The history of this now-global event started in 1801, five years after the death of Robert Burns, when nine of his closest friends met for dinner in Burns Cottage, in Alloway to celebrate his life and works. Any BUCKiTDREAMER who...

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Top 8 Foodie Stops in London

  London is a hub for so many things, including fashion, finance and, most importantly, food. This vibrant city plays host to restaurants and culinary experiences as diverse as the people who inhabit it. We’ve picked out some of the most delicious and interesting experiences that will keep any BUCKiTDREAM veteran occupied. Get Salty at Beigel Bake What’s more comforting than a chewy, warm homemade bagel? A chewy, warm homemade bagel slathered in delicious salt beef! Serving up divine bagels with any filling you can imagine, Beigel Bake is a traditional Jewish bakery located in the East End of...

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A Day Trip to Fox Village, Miyagi Prefecture

The beautiful country of Japan holds many weird and wonderful delights. Fancy touching down on Cat Island, a small slice of land overrun with felines? You can. How about taking a trip to Rabbit Island and getting smothered by bunnies? You can do that too. Want to hang out with a park full of foxes? No problem; a visit to Fox Village is in order. Despite sounding like locations from a Pokémon game, all three of the above places are real and very visitable. While they all contain a certain appeal, the most intriguing of the trio is undoubtedly...

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The Top 5 Coffee Shops in London to Curb Your Caffeine Cravings

The city of London is home to many burgeoning food trends. Londoners have adopted innovative fads such as the veggie-friendly pulled jackfruit to the terrifyingly monstrous freakshakes. However, no other trend has hit quite as hard or sustained its popularity for as long as the Aussie- and Kiwi-born artisan coffee shops and roasteries. It makes sense, really, because good coffee isn’t so much a movement as it is an evolution in taste and preparation. Unlike kelp fettuccine and rainbow-colored bagels, people will never tire of kicking off their mornings with a properly brewed cup of Joe. That being said,...

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