Wednesday, 19 September 2012
This is the largest multi-span arch located outside of China (44ft tall) and can be found in Liverpool, which is home to the oldest Chinese community in Europe.
The arch contains 200 hand carved dragons, 12 which are pregnant, symbolising good fortune between Liverpool and Shanghai, Liverpool’s twin city.
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Cycling is a very popular mode of transport in Amsterdam, which is why the city is covered with cycling lanes. You should always take caution when crossing roads as cyclists can come out of nowhere!! You can hire bikes from around 8 Euros per day if you choose to cycle around.
Trams are a popular way of getting around. You can buy 24 and 48 hour tram passes (longer if needed) for a reasonable price, however I did find the trams to be quite confusing as tram conductors would often tell you the wrong tram to take.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Here are some pictures from when I went to see the Paralympic Games in London. I had an ExCel Arena pass so got to see sitting volleyball, wheelchair fencing, boccia and powerlifting. Enjoy!!