• A.J Writer Experience http://ajwriterexperience.wordpress.com/

    Travelling is my passion, the food that sustains my soul. Read about my experiences as a travel writer & the random thoughts & quotes from books I love, as I travel this world & experience everything I can!


  • The Gathering


    “People do not change, they are merely revealed.” Anne Enright, The GatheringThe Gathering is the fourth novel by Irish writer Anne Enright, and the first book ... Read more

    Posted on 18 August 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Aegina, Greece

    Aegina, Greece

    I fell in love with a small island in Greece while reading a book that ended its tale in a small island in Greece. This made the island all the more special... Read more

    Posted on 26 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • And the Mountains Echoed in Greece

    Mountains Echoed Greece

    “All my life I have lived like an Aquarium fish in the safety of a glass tank, behind a barrier as impenetrable as it has been transparent. Read more

    Posted on 03 June 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Cambridge ‘Time-Eater’

    Cambridge ‘Time-Eater’

    My first impression of Cambridge is the staggering amount of bikes. I left with a bizarre feeling of wanting to cycle to work in a suit. I hate bikes. Then I... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • George Bernard Shaw

    George Bernard Shaw

    I am staying with a good friend for the weekend in her home in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire, famed for the U.K.’s first ever roundabout…yes, honestly! Read more

    Posted on 14 May 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Grab Your Media Pack!

    Grab Your Media Pack!

    This is the kind of life I always imagined for myself; travelling to other countries and writing. I love to travel, but it is good to have a reason as to why yo... Read more

    Posted on 08 April 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • A New Travel/Literature Blog

    Travel/Literature Blog

    It has been a year this month since I last posted an entry on this blog. It hasn’t been a year since I wrote anything, on the contrary my short, ‘River of Blood... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2016 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Aur Revoir…for Now!

    It is sadly time to say goodbye to A.J Writer Experience. I have been writing this blog since December 2012! My original aim was to keep practicing my writing... Read more

    Posted on 25 April 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Is Your Life a Fight?..

    “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club Sometimes I wonder how I got here. The life I am forced to... Read more

    Posted on 03 April 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • An Unlikely Pilgrimage

    Unlikely Pilgrimage

    As Rachel Joyce eloquently states in her book The Unlikely Pilgrimage, it makes sense that if we keep putting one foot in front of the other we will eventually... Read more

    Posted on 14 February 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Dog People


    Sometimes the noise in my dream is so loud that I still here it when I wake up. I wonder if the noise was in the waking world and I just hear it in my sleep. Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2015 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The 100 Year Old Man

    I loved the farcical nature of this book. Why shouldn’t a story stretch the realm of possibility, it is after all a work of fiction! Did I mention Sonya the... Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • All I Want is to Walk into the Wild..

    Want Walk into Wild..

    “There is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”Jon Krakauer, Into the WildWhen I left home I... Read more

    Posted on 22 September 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The World War Z Quisling

    World Quisling

    Mark Forsyth explains the history of the word Quisling in his wonderful book, The Etymologicon. Vidkun Quisling convinced Nazi Germany during World War II to... Read more

    Posted on 01 June 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Real Indiana Jones Did Not Follow a Career

    Real Indiana Jones Follow Career

    Henry Stanley is purported to be one of the main inspirations for the Indiana Jones character. Stanley was a writer and explorer who followed his passions and... Read more

    Posted on 09 May 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • George Orwell’s Room 101

    Does any one remember the BBC television series Room 101? The programme ran from 1994 to 2007 and people could rant about the various things that pissed them of... Read more

    Posted on 21 March 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Book Launch of ‘Emma’

    I was recently invited to a friend’s book launch of her new book ‘Emma’, second part of a trilogy set in the early 1900′s along the Devon coastline. The life... Read more

    Posted on 10 February 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Hogmanay 2014 & The Town Below Edinburgh!

    The end of 2014 was highlighted by a trip to Edinburgh to count down midnight at Edinburghs Hogmanay! I have been visiting Edinburgh since I was 20 years old an... Read more

    Posted on 28 January 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Grass is Singing Farewell to Doris Lessing

    Doris Lessing died at 94 years old on 17th November 2013. Upon being given the Nobel prize for literature in 2007 when Doris was 88 years old this tough old bir... Read more

    Posted on 09 January 2014 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • San Marino, Italy

    Marino, Italy

    Europe boasts an array of stunning Microstates that are fascinating to visit. There is Andorra between France and Spain, Liechtenstein in the South of Germany,... Read more

    Posted on 19 December 2013 BOOKS, CULTURE