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Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Roses in Parque de Matalenas in Santander

We came upon the Rose Garden in Parque de Matalenas as we were walking to Faro de Cabo Mayor. It’s in a such a scenic location, overlooking Sardinero Beach. The setting was so beautiful that we returned a couple of days later. The garden is well tended; a gang of gardeners arrived during our first [...]Show More Summary

Boat Trip on the River Tweed: View from my Office 4 July 2013

You can now take a boat trip on the River Tweed from the quayside in Berwick upon Tweed. There are two options; a Mouth of the Tweed trip coming up as far as the Royal Border Bridge (in photo below) and the Union Bridge, aka Chain Bridge, trip. Boat Trip on the River Tweed: View [...]Show More Summary

Exploring Europe by Coach

If you want to have a multi-destination trip in Europe, travelling by coach can be a flexible, comfortable and low cost option. I checked out some coach trips on the iDBUS site, which was launched in July 2012 as part of the French National Railway group of companies. I priced a trip; London (UK) – Lille [...]Show More Summary

Edlingham Castle & Church in Northumberland

When we were driving from Alnwick to Rothbury we stopped for a coffee from our flask at some benches close to the roadside with beautiful views over the countryside. In the distance I could see a ruin and a disused railway viaduct. View from bench by Alnwick to Rothbury road A couple of miles down [...]Show More Summary

Inveresk Lodge Garden: Today’s Walk 30 June 2013

On our way back home from Edinburgh this afternoon we stopped at the Inveresk Lodge Garden in Musselburgh. Inveresk Lodge Garden: Today’s Walk 30 June 2013 Tips on best places to visit in Europe. Copyrighted content published on the Europe a la Carte Travel Blog. Show More Summary

Sunset Through Arch of Royal Border Bridge: View from my Office 28 June 2013

The peachy hue from this evening’s sunset was reflected in the River Tweed, visible from my office through one of the arches of the Royal Border Bridge. Sunset Through Arch of Royal Border Bridge: View from my Office 28 June 2013 Tips on best places to visit in Europe. Copyrighted content published on the Europe [...]Show More Summary

Carnival in Tarragona

I always advocate having some free time on your travel schedule to wander around a destination. I was doing that very thing in Spain’s Tarragona in Catalonia, on the last Saturday of May 2013, when I heard a carnival procession approaching. I wish I’d had two pairs of hands and legs. I was trying to [...]Show More Summary

Rosehip Alley: Today’s Walk 24 June 2013

This morning we turned down ‘Rosehip Alley’ to get back to Eyemouth after walking south along the coastal path. Rosehip Alley: Today’s Walk 24 June 2013 Tips on best places to visit in Europe. Copyrighted content published on the Europe a la Carte Travel Blog. Show More Summary

25 Fabulous Fountains in Europe

Here are twenty five of my favourite fountains in Europe. I’ve stuck to fountains which I’ve seen and photographed myself. Spain As I looked through my photos on Flickr, I realised that Spain tops my fountain league. Rock fountain in Santa Lucia in the interior of Gran Canaria Giant fish fountain in Maspalomas in Gran [...]Show More Summary

Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry Harbour: Today’s Walk 21 June 2013

It was a beautiful, warm evening for a walk around South Queensferry, near Edinburgh. The Forth Rail Bridge was looking a brighter shade of red than usual in the sunlight. Forth Rail Bridge from South Queensferry Harbour: Today’s Walk 21 June 2013 Tips on best places to visit in Europe. Copyrighted content published on the [...]Show More Summary

Exploring the Magadalena Peninsula in Santander

The Magdalena Peninsula is located at the northern mouth of Santander Bay. It was a bit grey and showery when we arrived at the peninsula, but it did gradually brighten up. We walked in a clockwise circle around the peninsula. Pictorial map of the Magdalena Peninsula  Looking back toward Santander’s Sardinero beach from the Magdalena Peninsula [...]Show More Summary

Best Places to Visit Europe Board on Pinterest

I’m in danger of becoming a pinaholic. After writing about using Pinterest for travelling planning as part of Pinterest’s official UK launch, I decided to start a Best Places to Visit Europe board on Pinterest. It’s a group board, so if you’d like to add your European travel photos, please leave a comment with your [...]Show More Summary

An Evening Stroll Along Portobello Prom in Edinburgh

We had a stroll along Portobello Prom in Edinburgh one evening in May. It had been a pretty showery day. The mix of dark clouds and evening produced some beautiful colour combinations. The pillars in the Community Garden were taken from the garden of Argyle House (now a nursing home) in Portobello’s Hope Lane The [...]Show More Summary

An Abundance of Wild Flowers in Northumberland: Today’s Walk 15 June 2013

There was an abundance of wild flowers on today’s walk along the River Till from Etal in Northumberland. I was amazed to see so many white flowers growing on rocks in the river. I suppose that they’ve been able to prosper due to fairly low river water levels due to lack of any significant rain [...]Show More Summary

Review of Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona

I stayed at the four star Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona in Spain for three nights in May 2013. My accommodation was arranged by TBMCatSur. The hotel’s in a really handy position behind the bus station; there’s a direct express bus to Tarragona from Barcelona Airport. The jouney takes around one hour. The Ciutat de Tarragaon [...]Show More Summary

Cygnets, Buttercups and Rapeseed: Today’s Walk 13 June 2013

Today we decided to drive to Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders for a walk along the North Sea Trail. We were wondering if we would see the local swans, Jock and Jenny, around Eyemouth Harbour. The swans were a couple of hundred yards upstream in the River Eye. It looked as though there were some [...]Show More Summary

Win One of Seven Holidays to the Canary Islands

There’s an opportunity to win one of seven holidays to the Spanish Canary Islands in the Shine Again promotion. It’s easy to enter, you just have to create an account by entering your name, email address, a password, language, year of birth and your country of residence. Judging by the country options, I assume that [...]Show More Summary

Horse Chestnut Blossom: Today’s Walk 11 June 2013

There was some low hanging Horse Chestnut blossom on the riverside path near Paxton House in the Scottish Borders. Pin It Horse Chestnut Blossom: Today’s Walk 11 June 2013 Tips on best places to visit in Europe. Copyrighted content published on the Europe a la Carte Travel Blog. Show More Summary

Yellow Butterfly: Today’s Walk 10 June 2013

As we were walking around the perimeter of a field near Berwick upon Tweed this morning, Demetrius spotted a small yellow butterfly in the grass. I don’t know if the butterfly was asleep or just very relaxed, as he was able to pick up the butterfly and it seemed comfortable to lie in his hand. [...]Show More Summary

Bambuser Lets You Share Your Videos Instantly

Pin It I’m not a huge fan of mobile phone apps. They drain the phone battery and I can do most of the things I want to without the need for additional apps. However, I decided to have a look at the free apps available on my Samsung Wave, which I’m sure are very limited [...]Show More Summary

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