Category Archives: Travel

There can be only one

There are many things in Cornwall that can claim to the best ever. But forget them. Forget St. Michaels Mount, The Eden Project, Tin, China Clay, Surfing, Lands End, Banjo Pier, Fistral Beach, Tintagel. Dont even think about John Nettles, … Continue reading

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It’s such a beautiful horizon

Any trip to Barcelona means at least a line or two from the song of the same name beautifully sang by Zanzibar’s most famous export and Montserrat Caballe. A city I was revisiting after many years, Las Ramblas was where … Continue reading

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Beer, Lederhosen, Beer, Munich, Beer, Sun and Beer.

The Oktoberfest obviously takes place in September, in a park in Munich. When Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese on the 12th October 1810 all the citizens of Munich were invited to come to a large field, subsequently named Thereseienwiese … Continue reading

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The Alhambra.

The city of Granada is a wonderful place. A temperate climate all year round although with a mountain range for skiing visible from the city, great tapas, cheap beer and many bars that stay open until the last person falls. … Continue reading

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Barrio de Las Letras

I was never a huge fan of Spain, I had visited a few times, my eldest daughter actually began her nine month journey from nothing to human there, but there wasn’t anything really that attracted me to it. Four years … Continue reading

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I hate heights.

When I say I hate heights, I mean I truly have a pathological fear of being more than a couple of feet from the ground. This may sound strange for someone who used to go to work by leaping out … Continue reading

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The most beautiful place on earth.

Not even a question. Its a statement!! Of course, its subjective, of course it’s much more than the beauty of the place that makes it so, but for me, Plymbridge, on the outskirts of Plymouth in Devon holds the title. … Continue reading

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To the land that pays homage to Norman Wisdom

To my shame I have to admit to knowing very little about Albania, and what I did know didn’t paint a glowing picture. So as I was just next door in Greece I thought I would pay a visit. What … Continue reading

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Worse timing?

Last week I received a little note from WordPress telling me my subscription was due. I hummed and hawwed over whether to renew or just to let the blog fade away, as I’d not written in it for a while … Continue reading

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The oldest zoo in the world?

A grandiose claim I’m sure you’ll agree, but in the grounds of the Schonbrunn palace in Vienna, an establishment makes this very boast. A quick bit of research tells me that in fact its the oldest “existing” zoo in the … Continue reading

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