Not Just Tourists expands medical ‘voluntourism’ project with Bristol branch

Canadian non-profit organisation, which enlists willing travellers to help transport essential medical supplies to developing countries, now has a Bristol base and is looking for UK volunteers

Bristol ranked fourth in inspiring city list

The West Country city beat London, Paris and Amsterdam in an online survey and is lauded for its vibrant arts scene

England – @Bristol

Near the docks is the Bristol Science Museum called @Bristol with its tree made from solar panels and giant spherical planetarium. There are even deck chairs here so people can watch scientific documentaries screened outside on large video screens. There is also a large water feature, similar to a reflecting pool, with vertical shiny surfacesContinue reading “England – @Bristol”

Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Clifton Suspension Bridge opened in 1864 and spans the Avon Gorge and River Avon linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. The toll is 1 pound and the income provides funds for the bridge’s maintenance. The bridge is built to a design by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw, based on anContinue reading “Clifton Suspension Bridge”

SS Great Britain

Once on board I took a moment to look along the length of the vessel and the first impressions I had were of strength, solidity, and safety. The ship is dressed with flags and is ready for departure. SS Great Britain was originally provided with one square-rigged and five schooner-rigged iron masts. They were fastenedContinue reading “SS Great Britain”