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Review of Hot Flame Restaurant in Edinburgh

We had lunch at the Hot Flame Restaurant in Quartermile district of Edinburgh on a Saturday in September 2014. Gary, our son who lives in Edinburgh, had heard about the recent opening of this international buffet restaurant, so we thought...Show More Summary

7 Things to Do When Visiting Barcelona with Kids

Travelling as a family, you sometimes feel pulled in a million different directions, especially when you are visiting a city with kids. Everyone wants to do something the other doesn’t and there simply isn’t enough time for everything. The best solution is to find activities that you can all enjoy.

Why I’m Relieved Scotland Voted No to Independence

I'm in Chicago. As the time here is six hours behind the UK, I was able to see that Scotland had voted in favour of staying in the UK before going to bed last night. The whole Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign has been frustrating for me.

Why I’m Glad Scotland Voted No to Independence

I'm in Chicago. As the time here is six hours behind the UK, I was able to see that Scotland had voted in favour of staying in the UK before going to bed last night. The whole Scottish Independence Referendum Campaign has been frustrating for me.

Review of the Colonnade Town House Hotel London

I booked a room at the Colonnade Town House Hotel in Little Venice through lastminute.com's 'Top Secret' hotels. I was searching for a reasonably priced hotel for a two night stay, in an area I hadn't previously explored, one week before my stay in late May 2014.

Review of Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

I had lunch at the Taza Indian Buffet restaurant at the City Quay in Dundee in May 2014. I paid £7 for lunch.  You can park free of charge for one hour outside the restaurant.

25 Things to Do in Bratislava

Here are my tips for 25 fun things to do in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Take in the Views from the UFO Observation Tower The UFO is a restaurant and observation platform at the southern end of the New Bridge. The New Bridge and the UFO It costs 6.

Reducing Business Travel Stress

While travelling frequently for work may sound exciting, it can also be quite stressful. The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) have come up with eight tips on reducing business travel stress. Below are their tips and additional suggestions from me to help you arrive calm and in a productive frame of mind.

Review of Trofea Grill Buffet Restaurant in Budapest

Our sons were handed a flyer advertising the Trofea Grill Buffet restaurant when they were out and about in Budapest. We decided to give it a try as it sounded good value for 5,500 HUF (around £15)  per adult including umlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and coffee, on weekday evenings. We were served with drinks soon after sitting at the table.

The Old Town Cemetery in Stirling

After a very wet afternoon in early May, I took an evening stroll up to the Old Town Cemetery near Stirling Castle. I was extremely lucky that I didn't get wet and the sun even made a brief appearance at just the right time. There's even a pyramid in the Old Town Cemetery in Stirling.

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.

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