Malaga – So you think its just an Airport!!

Well that’s OK … because so did I!  And what’s more,  I did’t even realise Malaga was actually on the coast.   For some reason or other I’d an image of visitors having a bit of a journey from the airport to the sea.  I’d often heard,  and read,  that it was a great city in […]

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Delving into Bruge – All about Chocolate!

Purely in the interest of research,  I took myself off to ‘Choco Story Brugge’ – yet another niche museum,  this time dedicated obviously to all things chocolate.   The biggest attraction,  I’m (almost) ashamed to admit,   was the lure of free samples – as if there wasn’t enough to try in the dozens of shops around […]

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Delving into Bruges – All about Frites!!!

I’m happy to identify with the cliche – I’m Irish and I LOVE my spuds!   So on a recent trip to Bruges,  I had to take myself off to the FRIET MUSEUM – the only one in the world dedicated to fries! The building itself dates back to the 14th century and displays are spread […]

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Delving into Bruges – her Streetscapes

While Bruges was occupied by German forces during both World Wars,  it was spared destruction.   In 1944,  the German Commander Immo Hopman ignored orders to destroy Bruges before allied troops arrived.   So her medieval centre remained intact and today the historical buildings,  cobbled streets and picturesque canals are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

R is for RYANAIR   No – this isn’t a diatribe against staff conditions,  or customer relations,  or a certain chief executive’s massive bonus.  Its not even about the baggage policy which nobody I know has mastered to anyone’s advantage bar the airline itself! No indeed – this is a positive story about the impact […]

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