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Not all those who wander are lost, but I sure as hell am.

J. R. R. Tolkien (partly)
  • An Introduction To Me (In Brief)
    I’ve posted several articles to my site; however, I am conscious that nobody really knows anything about me other than the glimpses I have given. This post aims to give a little context to the events of my formative years and hopefully set the scene for some of the stories and … Read more
  • Mayonnaise, Carcassonne, and Road-trip Rows
    We packed up our tent at sunrise, threw everything into the back of the car, and headed south towards the fortified city of Carcassonne. On the way, we stopped at Auchan, a French supermarket, to pick up sandwich ingredients for the next couple of days. Crusty French bread, crisps, rillettes, lettuce, … Read more
  • My Top 5 Things to do in Brussels
    One of my best friends, Paul, is a Belgian and avidly claims to know the best spots in Brussels for just about anything. Every time I visit the Belgian capital we spend our first evening doing the same five things in this order and I’ve never failed to enjoy every one … Read more
  • How to travel Iceland cheap (from a guy who couldn't afford to go but did anyway)
    I love Iceland. It’s one of those places you could visit one hundred times and still be awestruck. It’s a country full of truly wonderful and personable people with a laidback culture to boot. Moreover, the land itself is marked by roaring waterfalls, expansive ice blue glaciers, black sand beaches, and … Read more
  • Serbia in Summer
    John Burns, with whom I find fleeting commonality because of his tee-total nature and keen interest in sports, rather than his socialist tendencies or deplorable antisemitism, once remarked that “why four great powers should fight over Serbia no fellow can understand.” This is the story of my first day in Serbia, … Read more

This Blog is the home of the West Laine Wanderer. I am a Law Student and History Graduate from Brighton in West Sussex. This blog is my effort to consign my memories and ideas to the written word.