Hotel Stay – Ramada by Wyndham, Belfast

  Hotel offers are spilling into my email box every day – one of the regulars at the moment from Pigsback.com is for the Ramada in Belfast’s city centre. They are offering €75 for one night B & B or €99 with dinner,  €129 for 2 nights etc…… We stayed on a Friday night with […]

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Ringing in a New Year – Mexico City style!

I’ve never experienced New Year in the sun and heat.   Anecdotes and photos from family in Australia have allowed glimpses of a Christmas with shorts and t-shirts,  sunscreen and beaches…. I’m very attached to my traditional Christmas at home – but I’m game for anything at New Year.  Over the past few years we’ve managed […]

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Hamburg – What you’ll see on a Free Walking Tour

Do you like organised city tours? Up until a few years ago I was very much a DIY gal. I’d much prefer wandering with my Lonely Planet or Rough Guide and doing my own thing. Now its one of the first things I check out when planning a city break. While I’ve paid for food […]

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Hamburg’s Xmas Markets

With picture perfect backdrops that include a stunning town hall,  Alster Lake,  parish churches and romantic squares,  Hamburg makes for a good option if you are into traditional Xmas markets.   While there are plenty of craft stalls selling the usual candles,  decorations, etc.,   there is a strong leaning towards food and drink.   You’re unlikely to […]

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Malaga in a hurry – So you’ve time for only one Church…

Cathedral de la Encarnación de Malaga does not open onto a massive square.  Nor is it situated on the highest ground in the city.  So you approach it through the narrow streets of the old town.   This means that it may not pack a punch with its first impression.   But this is truly a beautiful […]

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