Travel Report: Hatters Hostel – Mount Pleasant, Liverpool.

Hatters Hostel Mount Pleasant Liverpool.

May 2019. I try to be as creative and interesting as possible when it comes to my accommodation reviews. But unfortunately life as a travel blogger can’t all be like my amazing stay at Park Hyatt Tokyo earlier this year. Sometimes you just have to muck in and go for the real budget stuff because […]

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Travel Report: St. Luke’s Bombed Out Church, Liverpool.

Visit St. Luke's Bombed Out Church Liverpool.

May 2019. Head onto Leighton Literature’s search bar, type in church and you’ll get a whole bunch of articles zipping up from across 30 odd countries. And yet I’m still confident that until now I haven’t blogged about anything quite like Liverpool’s amazing St. Luke’s Church, better known to visitors as The Bombed Out Church. Built […]

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Travel Report: Lake Ashi – Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, Japan.

Visit Lake Ashi Japan.

Reading from China? This travel report contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Japan’s Lake Ashi is a stunning crater lake located in the heart of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. It was formed over 3000 years ago by the eruption of another volcano, Mount Hakone, which is exactly where our […]

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Travel Report: Shangdi Revisited, Beijing.

Shangdi Subway Station Beijing China

September 2018. I saw Anthony’s towering figure from all the way down the other side of the platform as I stepped off the train at Shangdi Subway Station. I couldn’t help but feel a little emotional as we hugged, after all it had been a long day of travel and it felt… just… bizarre to […]

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Guest Post: How To Do Northern Vietnam in Two Weeks by Outlanderly.com

Northern Vietnam in 2 weeks by Outlanderly.com Recommended by leightonliterature.com

It’s been a hectic week here at Leighton Literature, with daily travel reports from China to publish, the seemingly infinite reformatting of old articles and last minute preparations for my upcoming trip to Nanjing. I’m also excited to have partnered up with the brilliant travel blogger Jo and her site outlanderly.com for LL’s first guest post! […]

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Travel Report: Jinhua Architecture Park Part II – Jinhua, China.

Snack Space Jinhua Architecture Park Zhejiang province China

August 2018. I’d already spent several hours exploring the unpredictable sights of Jinhua Architecture Park when I came across this congested collection of pocket-sized standalone structures titled Snack Space. Unlike many of the other pavilions all the rooms here were locked, there wasn’t an accompanying information plaque and as I went from block to block […]

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Travel Report: Camellia Culture Park – Jinhua, China.

Jinhua Camellia Culture Park.

August 2018. I was walking to the city centre on my way back from Jinhua Ham Museum when I happened upon this landscaped park. I was about to hail a taxi to my hotel but figured what the heck and decided to nip in, get some shots and add another travel report to my Jinhua […]

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