Easter at Tallinn’s Pirita Beach

…and yes, it is ice 🙂

World’s most visionary city

Across the globe, architects and social engineers are taking entirely unique approaches to redefine how cities function. And traveling to these visionary cities today gives you a taste of the world of tomorrow.” (Joshua M. Bernstein)

On number 3: Free public wi-fi in Tallinn


Blackpool trivial

It’s now safe again to rock in Blackpool. After 44 years, Blackpool’s city council lifts ban on The Rolling Stones.



snapshot: Salford

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Manchester: More daytime & evening entertainment

Tips from a bouncer:


Marble Arch apparently the pub of a brewery. A bit away from “student mainland”, but maybe when you are around in the north, you might want to have a look…

Briton’s Protection just the name sounds worthwhile. A old school pub, it seems.

Micron @ Joshua Brooks a small club in the premises of Joshua Brooks. Seems decent and affordable.

Manchester Music Venues

These are the places I’ve been told to check out for concerts.

Islington Mill actually more than a concert venue. in Salford. quite off mainstream, and not very full place. reasonable prices for drinks. entrance usually not more then 6 pounds.

Gulliver’s self proclaimed alternative music pub and venue. haven’t been there yet. belongs to a chain, so prices are normal center average. found some rather bad review for the whole pub thing, but they seem to have live bands quite often. they’ve an pretty active facebook group for events and such.

The Deaf Institute also a pub/concert venue mix with lots of different people going. admission at the weekend in general.

Band on the Wall concert and clubnight venue.

Sound Control same.

Sankey’s for posh clubbing

Club V I’ve been advised to go there.

The Mint Lounge club. their lineup looks interesting.

Manchester Academy for proper concerts.

Nigh & Day same.

The Ruby Lounge bands & clubnights.

King’s Arms venue in Salford. their agenda looks empty, but you might want to join their mailing list.

Moho Live for some stronger stuff, it seems.

Star and Garter dj’s night fridays and saturdays with occasional concerts during the week.

Common sounds interesting.

I’ve yet to find out more about electronica. Anyways, if you guys know more, there’s a comment section 🙂

Manchester (night)guide


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frosty Tilburg

day 37.