Tag : tourism

Brits Behaving Badly: Pornographic Dancing Terrorises Cambodia

8 months ago / 0 comments

Last week saw the arrest of ten tourists, including five Britons, for allegedly producing and displaying “pornographic pictures”, according to a statement published on the National Police website after a police raid in the city of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Gryphon looks into the future of South East Asian traveller hotspots … Read More

Leeds Voted Fifth Best City in Europe

10 months ago / 0 comments

Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide publishers in the world, has voted Leeds the fifth top city to visit in Europe in its ‘Best in Europe 2017’ guide. Leeds is credited for its hard work over the past few years at improving the city and making it an attractive … Read More

UK Holiday-Goers Loss is UK Tourism Industries Gain

11 months ago / 0 comments

When the 51.9% of the UK who voted to leave the EU celebrated their win back in June 2016, the last thing they were probably expecting was a headline a year later insinuating more people than ever are entering the UK. VisitBritain claims this week, that a record number of … Read More

Grand Canyon: SOLD

2 years ago / 0 comments

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is one of the most popular national parks in the US, drawing 5 million people every year. The erosion by the Colorado river has allowed over 2 billion years of history to be seen in the geology and rock formations. The canyon also holds sacred … Read More

Leeds Must-See: Harewood House

5 years ago / 0 comments

Anna Beketova explores one of Leeds’ top attractions and unearths some of its artistic delights, including the current ‘In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature’ exhibition Next weekend if you find yourself craving some more aesthetic stimulus than the graffiti strewn streets of Hyde Park, jump on the number 36 bus – 20 minutes … Read More

Birmingham Banter

6 years ago / 0 comments

Birmingham. It is the place I called home for eighteen-years, and recently it was criticised by a fellow writer.Insulting our pies, low blow. It is a misunderstood place, I find. I might look at Birmingham with rose-tinted glasses, but it certainly is worthy of existence. It should not be consumed … Read More

Birmingham Backlash, Take Two

6 years ago / 0 comments

Would people actually notice if Birmingham merely ceased to exist? I’d say its 1,000,000 residents would! Last week, Stephen Rainbird decided that one of the most richly diverse cities in our country could easily be “erased”. Stephen, if you have EVER been fortunate enough to glide into platform 4a of … Read More

Birmingham Blues

6 years ago / 0 comments

Would people actually notice if Birmingham merely ceased to exist? If one day, everything from Birmingham disappeared, and its populace was dispersed into other, less irrelevant population centres, would there be any tangible effect felt anywhere? For me, as someone whose nearest city is Norwich, to accuse somewhere of being … Read More

Explore Leeds

6 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds isn’t short of places to visit. The city has great public transport links for day trips to one of the nearby towns or attractions, and there are plenty of places closer to home for a bit of breathing space from the hectic freshers’ week goings-on. If you’d like to … Read More