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Photo Tour of the Palace of Arts in Budapest

I visited the Palace of Arts in Budapest in April 2014. Admission cost 1900 HUF (approx £5). The Palace of Arts is located in Heroes Square at the City Park, at the end of Andrassy Ave.

Review of City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

My Aunt and I had lunch at the city Harbour Chinese buffet restaurant on the City Quay in Dundee on a Tuesday in May 2014. It cost £6.50 per adult.

Travelling from Budapest to Prague by Train

We travelled from Budapest in Hungary to Prague in the Czech Republic by train, on our twin centre holiday with our sons. The 'Spa Day' tickets for the journey, bought in advance on the Hungarian Railways website, cost 19 Euro per person. The intercity service to Prague departs from Budapest Keleti Station, picutred below.

Swiss Cottage Gallery London

When I'm in London, I like to get off the beaten track. I decided to explore Swiss Cottage one afternoon. After lunch at the Tara Tari Buffet Restaurant, I walked over to Swiss Cottage Library.

Win a 5 Night Break to Cantabria, Spain

You could win a five night short break to Cantabria in northern Spain. The prize includes a Brittany Ferries return sailing from either Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander for two passengers in a cabin overnight, plus their car and three...Show More Summary

Three Course Lunch for 6.9 Euro at the Hotel Danubia Gate in Bratislava

On weekdays the Danubia Gate Hotel in Bratislava offers a three course 'Menu Klasik' set lunch for 6.9 Euro. The hotel is located at Dunajská 26, a five minute walk from the Old Town.

Review of Premier Inn Stirling City Centre

I stayed at the Premier Inn Stirling City Centre on a mid-week night in May 2014. It cost £35 on an advance booking non-refundable rate. The hotel is behind Stirling rail station in a recently redevoped area by the River Forth.

Photo Tour of the New Building of the National Museum Prague

The old building of the National Museum in Prague is undergoing renovation and not due to re-open until 2015.  However, the adjacent building,  which originally opened in 1938 as the Prague Stock Exchange, now called the New Bulding...Show More Summary

Evaluating UK Travel Options with GoEuro

We've been thinking of re-visiting Plymouth in Devon, in south west England, for some time. What's put us off is the journey there. Plymouth Hoe by Visentico/Sento We prefer to take our car for trips within the UK.

Review of Kantin Restaurant in Budapest

We had dinner at the Kantin restaurant, 44 Andrassy Place (close to Ockogon), in April 2014. The three course set menu cost 2500 HUF (around £7). You can only pay in cash.

Photo Tour of Camden Lock Market

Camden Lock Market is another one of these London attractions that I've been meaning to visit for years. I decided to walk there from my hotel, the Tune London King's Cross, via Regent's Canal. I have to say that the market was looking pretty tatty on the approach along the towpath.

Review of Archibald City Hotel Prague

We stayed at the four star Archibald City Hotel Prague for two nights in April 2014.  I paid £255 (using an eBookers 15% discount code) for two rooms including breakfast; a double room for my husband and me, and a twin room for our sons. That worked out at around £64 per night per room.

Review of the Indian Cottage in Dumbarton Rd Glasgow

We had the buffet lunch at the Indian Cottage restaurant in Dumbarton Rd in Glasgow, on a Saturday in June 2014. Our son Simon who lives in Glasgow, had already been there for a buffet dinner with friends and was keen for our family to sample the food. I did a double take as we entered, as the two course buffet lunch was priced at £4.

The Borders Book Festival in Melrose

The Borders Book Festival was held in the Harmony Gardens in Melrose from the 12 – 15 June 2014. It was free to enter, but you did have to pay for most of the talks and presentations, with adult tickets costing an average of  £10 – £14. Show More Summary

Review of Florentina Boat Hotel Restaurant Prague

I had the 220 CZK  (around £7) three course set menu lunch at the Florentina Boat Hotel Restaurant in Prague in April 2014. Florentina Boat Hotel Prague There was the option to eat up on the boat deck,, but as it was warm and windy I opted for the restaurant. Show More Summary

Crash in Customer Service Levels at Edinburgh Airport

It seems to me that Edinburgh Airport is getting too big for its own boots. As the airport has expanded, levels of customer service have taken a nosedive. It started with the introduction of a £1 drop off fee in 2010. It was previously free to drop off passengers close to the terminal building. Show More Summary

Review of the Hotel Danubia Gate Hotel in Bratislava

I stayed at the four star Hotel Danubia Gate in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for three nights in June 2014 on a complimentary basis. This small, independent hotel is located a five minute walk from the Old Town. The hotel had arranged a taxi transfer, which usually costs 16 Euro. Show More Summary

Kings Place in London’s King’s Cross

Kings Place describes itself as “a hub for music, art dialogue and food”. I spotted it as I was walking north from King’s Cross station toward Regent’s Canal to take the tow path to Camden Lock. From the exterior, it wasn’t that obvious...Show More Summary

Meanwhile Gardens in Westbourne Park, London

After exploring Little Venice,  I decided to have a walk along the Grand Union Canal heading west to Westbourne Park. Along the route I had a chat with a barge resident who recommended that I visit Meanwhile Gardens. My favourite part of Meanwhile Gardens was the Moroccan Garden, opened in 2007. Show More Summary

Art Show by Zydrune Auksoriute in the Howff Cemetery Dundee

Although it was lookng as though it might start raining at any moment when i was walking from the McManus Galleries to pick up my car from the car park at Dundee Travelodge Central, I decided to have a quick look around the Howff Cemetery. Show More Summary

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