Newcastle, England Was One Of the Most Pleasant Surprises of All My Travels

I met Valerie Jamieson, who hails from Newcastle, England, with a teacher and teacher assistant at Annapurna Primary School in Pokhara, Nepal
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Newcastle, England

I met Valerie Jamieson almost a year ago, during a visit to Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal. Serendipitously, we had booked weekend safaris at the same lodge and ended up on the same bus back to Pokhara, where she was volunteering at an orphanage and elementary school. We bonded immediately and started meeting every … Read more

Crown Posada Pub in Newcastle, England – Where the Walls and Windows Talk

Crown Posada Pub in Newcastle, England
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Newcastle, England

No visit to England is complete without a stop in a traditional English pub and in Newcastle the most famous of them all is the Crown Posada. My friend Val, who has lived in Newcastle all her life, dragged me in the front door and introduced me as a travel writer¬†to the bartender, who immediately … Read more