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Wooden Cafe at Lake Kerkini in Greece

We went to the ‘Xilino’ (Wooden) cafe for coffees with panoramic views over lake Kerkini, when visiting the area near Serrai in the North of Greece during Autumn 2013. “Wooden” cafe entrance The lake is visited by a variety of migratory birds including pelicans. Show More Summary

Girl’s Weekends: A Guide to a Night Out in Aberdeen

Aberdeen, otherwise known as ‘The Granite City’ because of the material from which its buildings are made, is the most desirable place to live in United Kingdom and it shows. People from all over England are moving there because of its deep roots in history, low unemployment rate and low crime statistics. Show More Summary

Review of the Royal Hotel in Blairgowrie

I stayed at the Royal Hotel in Blairgowrie, Pertshire, Scotland for one night in October 2013. I searched the lowest price on HotelsCombined; a single room cost £39 including breakfast on LateRooms. There was traffic chaos in Blairgowrie;...Show More Summary

Win a Cruise in the Thomson Cruise Kitchen Competition

There are some great prizes on offer in the Thomson Cruise Kitchen Competition. To enter you need to submit a three course menu ‘fit for a feast’. So, get on your gourmet thinking cap to come up with a winning creation and you could be off on a Thomson cruise. Show More Summary

Review of the Bruce Inn Falkland

I stayed at the Bruce Inn in Falkland in Fife in east central Scotland for one night in October 2013.I searched for the lowest price on HotelsCombined – a single room with breakfast cost £45 on Booking.com. The hotel is located in the High Street opposite Falkland Palace. Show More Summary

Exploring the Angus Glens

The Angus Glens in Scotland are very dear to my heart. I spent many happy childhood Summer holidays in my grandparents hut in Glen Prosen. I only made it round three of the five glens during my recent visit. Glen Clova You can do a circular drive around Glen Clova. Show More Summary

Review of the Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh

I stayed at the Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh for one night in November 2013 on a complimentary basis. The hotel is at a central location, close to Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. The exterior of the Grassmarket Hotel The receptionist who checked me in was charming. Show More Summary

Third Time ‘Lucky’ with AutoReisen Car Hire in Gran Canaria

When I was planning our trip to Gran Canaria, I found that AutoReisen car hire offered the best deal. Their price included a second driver, free cancellation, collision damage waiver with no excess, a fair fuel policy and unlimited mileage. Show More Summary

Top 10 Historic Buildings in Rome

Rome is a city packed full of attractions, with more sites and museums than you can shake a gladiator’s trident at. So, if you were interested in visiting them with your Rome city card and getting to know their history, which would be...Show More Summary

Review of the Stanley Hotel in Athens

I booked a triple room at the Stanley Hotel in Athens through booking.com, for a visit to Athens with our twin sons in late October 2013. It cost 80 Euro (€) (about £67) for one night including breakfast.  Stanley hotel entrance TheShow More Summary

Lower Largo in Fife

After a drive of around 15 miles south from a wet and windy stop in St Andrews, we were delighted to arrive in a sunny Lower Largo on the Fife coast. Lower Largo Harbour There’s a fascinating sculpture, ‘Malagan’ by local artist Alan Faulds, in his garden by the beach. Show More Summary

The Cuddly New Face of Ryanair

Ryanair has decided to adopt a more customer friendly approach to passengers, which I experienced on a flight from Edinburgh to Gran Canaria in early December 2013. For me, one of the most significant changes was being able to take two...Show More Summary

Review of Mercure Perth Hotel

I stayed at the Mercure Perth Hotel in Scotland for one night in November 2013, on a complimentary basis, when attending the Perth Chocolate Festival. The hotel is in the city centre and has a free car park for guests operated on a first come, first served system. Show More Summary

A Bad Week for UK Travellers

It’s been a terrible few days for UK travellers, with storms causing massive transport disruption on Thursday 5 December 2013 and flight delays caused by a problem with UK air traffic control on Saturday 7 December 2013. We were delayed...Show More Summary

Review of Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport

We stayed at the Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport for one night in December 2013. I booked the room through the Superbreak site. It cost £86 for a double room including full breakfast and up to 15 days parking. Unfortunately, we couldn’t...Show More Summary

Street Art in Europe

Here are my photos of street art in Europe. By street art I mean paintings/drawings which are on public display in the street, both officially and unofficially. Antwerp, Belgium I spotted this painted junction box when wandering around in Antwerp. Show More Summary

Review of Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel

We stayed at the Macdonald Loch Rannoch Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch, near Pitlcochry in Perthshire. on a Saturday night during October 2013. I had a 10% discount code for Hotels.com which brought the price of a double room including breakfast down to £76. Show More Summary

25 of My Favourite Photos of London

Here are twenty five of my favourite photos of London, all taken by me over the last seven years during various visits to London. Neal’s Yard Emirates Air Line passing above the Crystal at Royal Victoria Docks Nuclear Dawn Mural in Brixton...Show More Summary

Review of Best Western Queens Hotel Perth

We stayed at the Best Western Queens Hotel Perth for one night in October 2013. I found the lowest price of £62 for two guests including breakfast though Booking.com, using the HotelsCombined price comparison site. The hotel is located in the city centre opposite Perth railway station. Show More Summary

Photo Tour of the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London

The V&A Museum of Childhood is located in Bethnal Green in east London, quite a way from the main V&A Museum in South Kensington. As I was staying at the Travelodge London Bethnal Green, a five-minute walk from the Museum of Childhood,...Show More Summary

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