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Blog Profile / Europe A La Carte

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Review of Colina Mar Apartments, Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

We stayed at the Colina Mar Apartments in Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria for three nights in December 2013. The price for a one bedroom apartment for two adults on half board was £197. This worked out at under £66 a night. It’s  a veryShow More Summary

Visiting the Norwegian Fjords

The Norwegian fjords, featured in the video below, look so majestic and pristine. I haven’t been to Norway, but it’s on my ‘would love to visit’ list. The fjord region is ideal for hiking, cycling and kayaking. The Hardangerfjord,...Show More Summary

Review of Cosmo Restaurant in Edinburgh

I had lunch with one of our sons at the Cosmo Restaurant, beside Edinburgh’s Omni Centre, on a Friday in late February. We’d tried to have lunch there on a Saturday a couple of weeks earlier, after it’d been recommended on Twitter, but gave up when we saw the long queue to get a table. Show More Summary

Ferry Versus Plane for Holidays in France

Brittany Ferries’ infographic highlights some of the advantages of travelling from the UK to France by ferry versus plane. The comparison is based on a holiday to the Loire Valley for a family of two adults and two kids. The journeyShow More Summary

Visiting the London Canal Museum

I saw a sign for the London Canal Museum as I walked up York Place to start my stroll along the Regent’s Canal to Camden Lock Market. It seemed very appropriate, as I was about to walk along a canal. However, as my walk was planned to...Show More Summary

WW1 Events in Ireland

With the centenary of the First World War approaching, the nations that fought in the war are commemorating the event in different ways, from special museum exhibits, new monuments and services of commemoration. Although the Republic of Ireland didn’t exist at the time, many Irish soldiers fought in the British army during the conflict. Show More Summary

Review of Roca Negra Hotel & Spa in Agaete, Gran Canaria

We stayed at the Roca Negra Hotel & Spa in Agaete, in the north-west coast of Gran Canaria, for two nights in December 2013. It cost £85 a night for a double room on half board booked through, using a 10% discount code....Show More Summary

Some Good Late Availability Deals on Travelzoo

If you’re looking for last minute deals, Travelzoo have some great offers. I’ve picked a few of my favourite late availability holidays from their site to give you an idea of what’s on offer, along with some of our tips for things to do in the various destinations. Show More Summary

Discovering Roman Sites in Paris

Unlike many southern French cities, Paris tends not to be associated with a Roman past. Some guidebooks barely mention their presence at all, or they do so only in passing. Not surprisingly then, of all the things to see and do in Paris the Roman sites rarely get a look in. Show More Summary

Scott’s View near St Boswells in the Scottish Borders

Scott’s View was a favourite viewing point of the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, author of Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. It’s located close to the village of St Boswells. It’s another of these places in the Scottish Borders which I’d been meaning to visit for ages. Show More Summary

Why You Should See War Horse When You Visit London

On my most recent trip to London, I decided to look for some cheap theatre tickets. A lot of the lower priced tickets, starting at £10 for a midweek evening performance, were for shows which didn’t receive the greatest of reviews. When...Show More Summary

Field of Light in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square

The ‘Field of Light’ installation by Bruce Munro in St Andrew Square Edinburgh runs until 27 April 2014. It’s an optic fibre display using 9,500 glass spheres which light up and change colour. I visited the ‘Field of Light’ in late February. Show More Summary

The Axios River Delta near Alexandroupolis

On a recent visit to Greece, I was invited by my cousin George to spend sometime visiting the Axios river delta, an extensive semi-wild area which forms the border between Greece and Turkey in the North of Greece. Axios river delta where...Show More Summary

Review of Travelodge London Woolwich

I stayed at Travelodge London Woolwich in December 2013. It cost £118 for a family room for four nights, which worked out at under £30 a night. It took me around an hour to get from King’s Cross to Woolwich Arsenal station via the Circle Line and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Show More Summary

Lucy Jones ‘Looking Out, Looking In’ Exhibition at Kings Place London

I loved the ‘Looking Out, Looking In – Portraits and Landscapes‘ exhibition by the artist Lucy Jones which runs from 31 January to 21 March 2014 at Kings Place in the King’s Cross area of London.  The paintings are displayed on the gallery...Show More Summary

The Best Things to do in the UK with Kids

If you’re after a slightly more purse-friendly holiday this year, or simply just want something a little closer to home, there are loads of places you can go in the UK that certainly won’t disappoint when it comes to keeping the whole family happy. Show More Summary

The British Library Piazza in London

If the weather is good and you’re in the King’s Cross area of London, then the piazza of the British Library is a good place to spend some time outdoors. It’s very close to King’s Cross and St Pancras rail stations. There’s plenty of seating and a cafe in the piazza. Show More Summary

Under the Thames in the Woolwich Foot Tunnel

Once I decided to walk through the Woolwich Foot Tunnel my first challenge was to find the entrance. I’d seen a sign pointing to the tunnel, but after walking for five minutes I hadn’t found it. I asked a woman out walking her dog and...Show More Summary

Exploring the Royal Arsenal Woolwich in London

It’s rather incongruous that there’s a busy main road behind the Royal Arsenal Gatehouse that you have to cross to enter the Royal Arsenal Woolwich. The former armaments manufacture and explosives testing site is now a mix of historic buildings, many of which have been converted to residential use, and new-build blocks of flats. Show More Summary

Review of Blue Bay Beach Club in Gran Canaria

We stayed at the Blue Bay Beach Club, near San Agustin in Gran Canaria, for two nights in December 2013. It cost £142 for two guests on half board in a one bedroom sea-view apartment. The main reason that I choose this accommodationShow More Summary

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