• 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!


  • Purge

    “She found it hard to believe that there would be any bold moves, because too many people had dirty flour in their bags, and people with filthy fingers are... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2018 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Utopia for Realists

    Utopia Realists

    “The inability to imagine a world in which things are different is evidence only of a poor imagination, not of the impossibility of change. Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2018 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Malala; ‘the Pride of Pakistan’

    “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”Malala Yousafzai at her speech given as the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2018 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Oroonoko

    was the first novel to be published in the U.K by a woman. Aphra Behn was one of only three known female playwright’s at the time it was written in the 16th... Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2018 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Diary of Anne Frank

    “People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn’t stop you from having your own opinion.” This book, like many books, has been on my ‘to read’... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2018 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Me Before You!

    “Some mistakes just have greater consequences than others. But you don’t have to let the result of one mistake be the thing that defines you. You, Clark, have... Read more

    Posted on 30 December 2017 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • 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