Vikkie Chapman

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15th October 2007

Hi, I am currently studying for a BA Hons degree in English and Film&Theatre at Reading University. My favourite activities are reading, writing, going to the cinema and playing various sports including basketball, netball and cricket. I am also an avid traveller and have been around quite a bit of Europe and some of the East coast of America. Next summer I am hoping to either do some travelling around South America, taking in Chile, Argentina and Brazil, or a road trip around California. After my final year at university I am planning to travel around Eastern Europe for 6 months and visit friends in Australia.

Vikkie Chapman's activity

  1. October 2007
  2. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Al-Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt

    Cairo’s Al-Azhar Park was used as a rubbish dump for 500 years and over 80,000 truckloads had to be removed, but now it is has been completely transformed. The construction of this park is part of the 10 year long, $30 million revamp of the ancient Isla…"

  3. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Central Park in New York City, United States

    Probably the most famous park in the United States of America and is visited by 25 million people a year. The park is 843 acres and features 2 restaurants, 2 ice-rinks and a swimming pool in its midst and is overlooked by the Empire State Building. Cen…"

  4. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Summer Garden in St. Petersburg, Russia

    This garden is the oldest in this North Russian city and was founded just a year after St. Petersburg itself. It was created by order of Peter the Great in 1704 and is overlooked by the famous Summer Palace. This park is unusual in that it is not actua…"

  5. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, United States

    Although less well-known than New York City’s Central Park on the Eastern coast, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is much bigger being 3 miles long and ½ mile wide and is the third most-visited city park in the United States. It caters for many tastes w…"

  6. Vikkie Chapman reviewed New Orleans City Park in New Orleans, United States

    New Orleans City Park at 1300 acres is one of the ten biggest urban parks in the United States. This park was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina; at one point 90% of the park was underwater, but it is slowly recovering from this devastation. The par…"

  7. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Parc de la tete d’or in Lyon, France

    Although Lyon is the third largest city in France it has very few parks and public gardens and of these few ‘Parc de la tete d’or’ is by far the most popular and is situated on the banks of the River Rhone. This beautiful park, situated very close to th…"

  8. Vikkie Chapman reviewed St Stephen’s Green in Dublin, Ireland

    St. Stephen’s Green is located at one end of Grafton Street, a famous shopping area; at the other end is Trinity College. Despite its close proximity to this shopping district, St Stephen’s Green maintains its sense of peace and tranquillity. This park…"

  9. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Plaza Fabini in Montevideo, Uruguay

    The Plaza Fabini situated in the Centro district of Montevideo is widely considered to be the most beautiful park in Uruguay’s capital. The most famous features of this park are the fountains and a sculpture called ‘El Entrevero’, meaning The Confusion …"

  10. July 2007
  11. Vikkie Chapman reviewed Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., United States

    This is one of the most famous memorials in the world and caused a stir when it was unveiled in 1982 because of its unusual, but beautiful design; it receives around 3 million visitors a year. It is made of black polished granite in a large V shape and …"