Düsseldorf Germany

Düsseldorf is a city in western Germany known for its fashion industry and art scene. It’s divided by the Rhine River, with its Old Town on the east bank and modern commercial areas to the west. Currently there is a lot of building and development due to tunnels & subways.  On this trip we stayed […]

Complaints Received by Customers of a Vacations Company

These are actual excerpts of complaints received by Thomas Cook Vacations from dissatisfied customers. 1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.” 2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. […]

How to get Cheap Train Fares

Source: MoneySavingExpert.com New free TicketySplit tool takes on train pricing farce when travelling in the United Kingdom Same train, same time, even the same seat – just pay less by splitting your tickets The Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has finally cracked it. The new advanced tickets TicketySplit tool takes on the ridiculous train ticket […]

Leipzig Germany

This was a five day stay. We flew from Stansted Airport, flight time 1 hour 15 minutes. The delays by RyanAir due to the stupid 30 minute turn around rule meant that there is no time to deal with any problems, resulting in delays. On this occasion it was unruly drunk people on the incoming […]

Las Vegas USA

Las Vegas My second visit here. During the first trip we stayed at the Las Vegas Hilton. The main reason was that they has a Star Trek exhibit with a replica of Quarks Bar from Deep Space Nine. It was a great experience. That was a few years ago before we started taking notes for […]

Istanbul Turkey

We planned a four day stay in Istanbul Turkey before flying to Bodrum. If you’re thinking of hiring a car while there, here’s what to do. Forget it! It’s one of the most complicated and disorganised cities I have ever visited. The road system that is. With an official population of 13 million many think […]

Australia East Coast Travels

[su_heading size=”20″ align=”left”]Australia East Coast Travels[/su_heading] In March 2014 the temperature was about 29 Degrees Celsius. Flew with Etihad from London Heathrow to Sydney Kingsford Smith. The travel time was 23 hours, with stopover in Abu Dhabi.   Frequent train from the Airport to Sydney Central. Ticket approx. Aus$15. Booked a Greyhound Coach from Sydney […]

The Hofbrauhaus Beer Mugs Menu

Munich Germany

Set in Bavaria Munich is a beautiful city with traditional breweries and eating houses. Journey from the UK is easy. Flying from Stansted Airport 1 1/2 hours and you’re there. This was not our first trip there. We stayed for 5 nights at the Hilton Munich City. This hotel is in a great location. It […]

Holiday Apartments

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Brussels Belgium

[su_youtube url=”www.youtube.com/embed/hinb8Mly61I”] Short Video clip of The Grand Place Brussels Belgium Brussels Belgium seems to be becoming a trendy spot for weekend getaways and holidays. Apart from its famous chocolates and great beers there are many attractions that most visitors cannot begin to imagine. It is a significant centre of European culture with almost 90 […]

Cologne (Köln) Germany

Another nice German City to visit. We have been to Cologne a couple of times. Hotels were up to a good standard as usual. Flights from London Stansted Airport to Köln Bonn are approx 1 hour, the good news is that you can fly with German Wings and with RyanAir. The journey from the Cologne […]

Hamburg Germany

We were Hamburg Germany for 4 nights and stayed at the Hamburg Holiday Inn. The minute we walked through the door we knew we had made the right choice. On check in we were greeted by very friendly staff and as soon as they realised we were English they spoke to us in English. We […]

Milan Italy

After our last unsuccessful Italian trip to Turin we were in two minds whether to visit Italy again. We gave it another chance with a few days in Milan Italy, an easy place to visit from stansted airport. The worst part of the trip was flying with RyanAir. They seem to make the shortest of […]

Lake Como

Lake Como is a short train ride away from Milan, approx 1 hour. It’s well worth it. It is said that George Clooney has a house there. My wife was hoping to bump into him.     The Lake Como Mountain Railway (Funicolare Como-Brunate and Lighthouse Voltiano) takes passengers from Pazza de Gasperi, near the […]

Atlantic City USA

Atlantic City is very lively day and night. Casinos, boardwalk, nightlife, restaurants, a beach and shopping. Travel from Manhattan to Atlantic City can be done in several different ways. We chose the Atlantic City Express Train Service (ACES). We traveled from New York, midtown Manhattan, Penn Station. The journey took about 2 hours 40 minutes. […]

My Historic Walk around my hometown Cambridge England

[su_slider source=”media: 277,274,273,272,270,269,262,263,266,267,268,261,260″ width=”500″ autoplay=”0″] We’ve been living in Cambridge England for over 20 years. It is our adopted home. I was just passing through and instantly fell in love with the place. It is steeped in history. Since before the University Cambridge came into being. Cambridge’s history first thought to be built by the […]

Rhodes Greece

During our trip to Rhodes Greece we stayed at the Capsis Hotel. We chose the Capsis due to the price deal of it’s all inclusive. There were a few negative comments on Trip Advisor but many positive ones. Some negative about the ability of the Hotel to control the wind and other forces of nature. […]

Lille France

It has been said that the French are not accommodating to foreigners. Many of these rumours are Paris related. Not so with Lille France. For first visitors to France Lille is probably the ideal place to visit. Although, not very good with languages apart from French they are polite and accommodating. We stayed at the […]

Neuschwanstein Castle

Several tours can be taken. We took the Neuschwanstein Castle (where Disney got his inspiration from for his fairytale castle) tour leaving from the Radius Tours office in Munich Central Station. We met our guide there with the rest of the group in the morning and caught a train to Fussen station. From there it […]

Amazing Filtered Water Bottle

Thanks to this Amazing filtered water bottle my daughter survived backpacking around India. As soon as she read about this product, she knew she wanted/needed one. She used it everywhere she went (although she didn’t make it to the Ganges to do the ultimate drinking test!) She stayed healthy through the whole trip, filling up […]