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Visiting Floors Castle in the Scottish Borders

Floors Castle in Kelso, is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. It’s the home of the Dukes of Roxburghe. It was designed by the Scottish architect William Adam in the early 18th century.

Municipal House in Prague

I stumbled across the Municipal House (Obecní Dům in Czech) as I was walking around Prague. I detected several Art Nouveau elements in the exterior. The wrought iron work and stained glass above the entrance is gorgeous.

The Horniman Museum in London

I resolved to finally visit the Horniman Museum in south London when I noticed that I could get a direct London Overground train from Hoxton station, fairly close to the RE London Shoreditch Hotel where I was staying, to Forest Hill, where the Horniman is located. Show More Summary

A Morning in Lincoln’s Inn Fields London

I spent an enjoyable morning visiting the Sir John Soane’s and Hunterian Museum, both free to enter,  in Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London. Unfortunately, photography isn’t permitted in either museum. Sir John Soane’s Museum was built in as the home of Neo-Classical architect.

Should I Buy a Bratislava City Card?

If you’re visiting the Slovakian capital, it’s worth investigating whether abuying a Bratislava City Card would save you money. The card costs 10 Euro for one day, 12 Euro for two days or 15 Euro for three days. The only things that are free if you have a Bratislava City Card are:

Review of Tara Tari Buffet Restaurant London

I had lunch at the Tara Tair Buffet Restaurant in Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage in late May 2014. I had done some research to find a reasonably priced restaurant for lunch fairly close to my hotel, the Colonnade Town House in Little Venice. Show More Summary

How to Plan for a Stress-free Move Abroad

From June 2012 to June 2013, 320,000 people emigrated from the UK. This is a huge number of individuals seeking sun, a better quality of life, career opportunities or to be closer to family, all going through the complex process of emigration. Show More Summary

Review of Airbnb Apartment near Barbican in London

I searched the Airbnb peer-to-peer accommodation website for a 2 night midweek stay in London in early December 2014. My budget was up to £75 a night, as Airbnb had given me a £150 credit to try out their site. My search criteria were...Show More Summary

Finding a Good Deal on Accommodation in London

Finding a reasonably priced, centrally located and decent quality room in London can be a real challenge. I love visiting London as there’s so much to see and do. Much of it is free of charge, but accommodation can be a real budget buster.

Christmas Past at the Geffyre Museum London

As I was staying within a 30 minute walk of the Geffyre Museum when I was in London last week, I decided to visit to see the Christmas Past. Every year from late November to early January, eleven period rooms at the Geffyre are decked with festive decorations appropriate to the times. !

A Travelodge Stay Could Result in a £100 Parking Charge

A week after my stay at the Travelodge Stirling M80 at Stirling services, I received a £100 parking charge notice for exceeding the free two hour stay in the shared car park. I couldn’t understand why I received this, as I’d entered my car registration number on the monitor at check-in. Show More Summary

KLM’s #HappytoHelp Customer Service Initiative

KLM recently ran a #happytohelp customer service initiative. The control centre was located an office at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam operated by a 30 strong team on hand 24/7. The KLM #happytohelp offer of assistance to travellers wasn’t restricted to KLM passengers.

Another Example of Superb Service by easyJet

My easyJet flight from Thessaloniki, Greece on the 16th November arrived early at Gatwick, London. On that flight,I'd experienced an example of 'above the call of duty' service, whereby a flight attendant had retrieved a ticket withShow More Summary

Walking Trails in Ibiza

Ibiza boasts an abundance of cliff top walks, mountain hikes and countryside trails, making it a great choice for those who enjoy discovering a destination on foot. From casual ramblers to avid hikers, there are multiple marked trails...Show More Summary

Why You Should Spend New Year’s Eve in Dublin, Ireland

There's plenty going on for Dublin New Year's Eve. NYF Dublin is a three day festival running from 30 December 2014 to 1 January 2015. The Procession of Light starts at Dublin Castle at 6.

The Best Places to Buy a Holiday Home

The 'Where to Buy: An International Holiday Home' infographic by the holiday home insurer Schofields reveals the best places to buy a holiday home to achieve the highest return on investment. Many purchasers base buying a holiday home on being able to at least cover their costs by renting out the property when they're not using it.

Well Done East Coast Trains

On the 4th of November I was booked on the 16.22 Cross Country train from Berwick upon Tweed to Edinburgh, aiming to get the bus to Edinburgh airport and catch my flight to London Gatwick with a connection to Thessaloniki, Greece. I'd left plenty of time (or so I thought) for any possible mishaps/delays, including getting to the airport 1.

Street Art in Bratislava

When I'm exploring a city, I'm always on the lookout for interesting street art. The first batch of street art which I spotted in Bratislava was around the pedestrian access to the Novy Most (New Bridge). For me, the best street art in Bratislava was behind St Martin's Cathedral, north off Panska.

Photo Tour of the London Film Museum – Bond in Motion

Although I'm not the greatest aficionado of the Bond movies, the series of films is an integral part of British culture. As I had a relative working at Pinewood Studios in the 1970s, a highlight of my teenage years was gaining access...Show More Summary

Why You Should Look Into Buying Property in Mallorca

The island of Mallorca lies in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the north-east coast of Spain. Roughly the same size as the county of Kent, the island is blessed with stunning beaches, plenty of nature reserves as well as amenities like golf courses (that are up there with Spain's finest). Show More Summary

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