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Perth Chocolate Festival 22-24 November 2013

The Perth Chocolate Festival will be held from 22-24 November 2013. I’ll be heading to Perth, in central Scotland, on Sunday 24 to attend the interactive talks and workshops and have a browse at the Chocolate Market. It’s a free event, so why not head to Perth this weekend for some chocolatey fun. Show More Summary

Review of City Marque Albany Apartments

I stayed at the City Marque Albany Apartments in Bloomsbury for one night in November 2013 on a complimentary basis.It was very handy for my morning departure from London Kings Cross Station. You get into the apartment by using codes for both the main entrance and the door into your apartment. Show More Summary

Don’t Miss the Spectacular Lord Mayor’s Show in London

I attended the Lord Mayor’s Show in London for the first time in November 2013. It’s an annual parade, dating back to the 16th century. which celebrates the inauguration of the Lord Mayor of the City of London. It’s a hybrid of traditional British ceremony and a global themed carnival. Show More Summary

I’m Fed Up of Irresponsible Dog Owners: Today’s Walk 20 November 2013

I’m sick of irresponsible dog owners. Look at the big dog turd that was on Spittal Prom this morning. It’s a disgrace and a health hazard. These dog owners don’t care who steps in their dog’s dirt. It’s ridiculous that you can’t fully...Show More Summary

Greek Train Travel: A Cheap and Nasty Experience

I recently had the opportunity to test the Greek national train operating company Trainose. My sons and I were traveling from the capital Athens to Thessaloniki overnight, then changing trains for getting to Serres in the north-east where my parents live. Show More Summary

Boar in a Pram: Todday’s Walk 17 November 2013

I did a double take as we walked past a boar wearing a pirate’s hat in a pram sitting outside an antique shop in St Mary’s Street, just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. Boar in a Pram: Todday’s Walk 17 November 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Leaderfoot Viaduct: Today’s Walk 15 November 2013

This morning we decided to make the most of the continuing autumnal colours and mild weather and have a day out in the Scottish Borders. On the return leg of he journey we stopped at the Leaderfoot Viewpoint, where three bridges span the River Tweed. Show More Summary

Corran Ferry near Fort William

The Corran Ferry traverses Loch Linnhe approximately ten miles south of Fort William. The Corran Ferry approaches the eastern slipway Corran Lighthouse from the eastern slipway The Corran Ferry with Ardgour (the western slipway) in the...Show More Summary

The Lord Mayor’s Flotilla in London

I was in position on London’s Waterloo Bridge on Sunday 10 November 2013 to take photos of the Lord Mayor’s Flotilla which was due to pass soon after 8.30am. I thought that the bridge would be mobbed with spectators, but there were only about ten of us. Show More Summary

Review of Art’otel Berlin Mitte

Our son Simon stayed in the Art’otel Berlin Mitte for two nights in October 2012, redeeming his Club Carlson Reward Program points to pay for his stay. Here’s his review. “I wasn’t familiar with the Art’otel brand before but having previously...Show More Summary

Gandhi Sculpture in Tavistock Square: Today’s Walk 10 November 2013

On Remembrance Sunday I thought it fitting to feature a photo of the Gandhi sculpture in London’s Tavistock Square in the hope that any potential future conflicts can be peacefully resolved. Gandhi Sculpture in Tavistock Square: Today’s Walk 10 November 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Themed Clock in Bethnal Green Tube Station: Today’s Walk 9 November 2013

As I walking along the platform at Bethnal Green Tube Station in London the themed clock caught my eye. It was originally installed in the 1940s but given an overhaul in 2009, Themed Clock in Bethnal Green Tube Station: Today’s Walk 9 November 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Vineyard, Palms and Amorous Squirrels: Today’s Walk 8 November 2013

I paid my first ever visit to Islington in north London today. I came upon Canonbury Square, described as the most beautiful square in London by the Evening Standard in the 1950s. The Square has been home to several well-known writers...Show More Summary

The Royal Observatory Edinburgh

I finally visited the Royal Observatory Edinburgh during the Doors Open Days in September 2013. I reckoned that the Observatory would be one of the most popular venues, so we set out from Berwick upon Tweed early with the intention of getting to the Observatory by 10.30 at the latest. Show More Summary

Street Art in Cambridge Heath Rd: Today’s Walk 7 November 2013

As I was walking down Cambridge Heath Road on my way back to my humble lodgings at the Travelodge London Bethnal Green, I spotted some street art.depicting a couple; both had two triangles and one circle as facial features. Street Art...Show More Summary

Thanks for Saving my Moussaka easyJet

I believe that positive, as well as negative, traveller experiences should be reported. I recently had a very positive traveler experience when returning to the UK from Greece, where the state of travel is in some degree of disarray, possibly as a result of the current economic situation. Show More Summary

Face to Face with James Bond: Today’s Walk 6 November 2013

Today’s walk around the World Travel Market at London’s Excel brought me face to face with Daniel Craig in his James Bond persona. Unfortunately, it was a wax model, albeit a very realistic one. Face to Face with James Bond: Today’s Walk 6 November 2013 Tips on the best places to visit in Europe. Show More Summary

Smailholm Tower in the Scottish Borders

After finally visiting Greenholm Tower in the Scottish Borders, we decided to do a slight detour on our drive to Galashiels to stop at Smailholm Tower. It was badly signposted, with signs at junctions rather than a bit in advance to give you time to signal and turn. Show More Summary

Sculpture of Nike in Royal Arsenal: Today’s Walk 4 November 2013

After this morning’s rain cleared, I set out to explore Woolwich, in south-east London. I enjoyed walking around Royal Arsenal. The former site of the armaments manufacture has been developed in a trendy residential area with a couple of museums. Show More Summary

Thames Barrier and the O2 Arena from Woolwich: Today’s Walk 3 November 2013

After disembarking from the Woolwich Ferry, I took a stroll along the Thames Walkway, heading west towards the Thames Barrier. Behind the illuminated Barrier I could see the roof of the O2 Arena (which I always think of as the Millennium Dome) and the Barclays HQ and Citi Tower in Canary Wharf. Show More Summary

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