Porto – 21 Things to Experience and Enjoy

Everyone is heading to Porto nowadays – and who could blame them.  A huge regenerative programme over the past two decades,  along with an influx of budget airlines,  is bringing visitors by the thousands.  The challenge for the city now is to maintain the character and charm that people are currently enjoying. Its a beautiful […]

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Beautiful Bergamo – (there’s more to it than Ryanair!)

Over the past few years,  we have flown into Bergamo several times and find it a great hub for Northern Italy.   We’ve rented cars and headed to the lakes.    We’ve visited  Verona – reaching it via motorway in about 75 minutes.   We’d a great round trip a few years ago taking in Parma,  Bologne,  […]

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156,000,000 London Travel Blogs – plus 1!

Yes –  that’s 156 MILLION (depending on the day!) – so the world really needs another London itinerary or tip list!   And lucky you – because here it is! So after you’ve done the Palace,  St Paul’s Cathedral,  Big Ben,  Madame Tussaud’s,  the Tower and London Eye, try and fit in as many of the […]

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London out and about – exploring Brick Lane

It is possible to walk along Brick Lane,  go into a shop or two,  try some street food or a bagel and leave wondering what the fuss is all about. Or… You could spend most of a day here,  branching off the main street and enjoying the free art exhibition which embraces everything from colossal […]

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Sunday in London – Columbia Road Flower Market

What I liked most about this particular market – well apart from the blooms, colours and smells of course – was that despite the number of tourists around,  there was nonetheless a local,  neighbourhood feel to it.   We were lucky with our visit because even though it was still early February,  it was a lovely […]

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Bratislava Mini break

If you’re looking for a cheap mini break then Bratislava is certainly worth considering.  The capital of Slovakia (don’t mix it up with Slovenia – they don’t like it!) is just about an hour by train from Vienna and a popular day trip destination from that city but there’s enough to occupy you for a […]

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Loft Hotel Bratislava – gets my vote!!

Any hotel that supplies free bags of Lays in the bedrooms gets my vote any time!!!   As a snack junkie it was the best welcome gift I could possibly think of  (especially the yellow bag)! Although not located in the centre of town,  the Loft hotel is a popular choice for travelers to Bratislava.   It […]

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