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Back In London

Mon, 1 May 2017 | By davidpearlman | Views [593]

 I am writing this in London Gatwick airport-which brings back a lot of memories.  You see, I am going on a Windstar cruise from Barcelona, and I decided to fly in a few days early.  The least expensive way to fly to the cruise was using ... Read more >

A Long Weekend in Aberdeen

Tue, 16 May 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [430]

For anyone who reads my journals, you’ll know that while I absolutely love getting away and exploring different places, I can get equally excited by discovering my own country – Scotland. And that’s exactly what I’ve done again, ... Read more >

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Tuesday 23rd May - Sightseeing and Strolling in Split

Thu, 25 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [339]

Our ship glided quietly under the cover of darkness through the crystal clear waters of The Adriatic Sea. The sunrise brought another beautiful morning as we arrive back in Croatia on the Dalmatian Coast at Split. A lovely breakfast and we were soon ... Read more >

Thursday 18th May - Birmingham to Malta

Sat, 20 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [337]

Thursday 18th May - Birmingham to Malta   We awoke to a beautiful sunny morning in Birmingham. We were so impressed with our meal at Manor Farm last night that we decided to return there for our breakfast this morning. The only problem ... Read more >

London Part 2

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By jwagenknecht | Views [323]

Days 2 and 3 in London were none crazy eventful. I kicked off my Thursday morning by heading up to the "Harry Potter" train station, the one that they shot in the films. Sadly, they did put in a 9 3/4 platform with the cart sticking out of the wall. ... Read more >

Wednesday 17th May - Martlesham Heath to Fort Dunlop, Birmingham

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [309] | Comments [3]

This adventure was only put together a few weeks ago. Whilst looking at some options on the internet we stumbled upon the one we are about to take. There was a slight problem - Paul being Paul delayed in booking it as the price kept dropping! So, when ... Read more >

Sunday 21st May - Hvar, Croatia & Salt & Vinegar Ice Cream

Mon, 22 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [296]

Hvar in Croatia is our port of call today. We understand from literature we have been given, that Hvar is the new St Tropez, and is becoming the home of the rich and famous. It certainly is a very pretty and modern port, but does not yet have the facility ... Read more >

Monday 29th May - Coincidences and The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tue, 30 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [294]

Again the sun was shining as we woke up in La Spezia, in the Ligurian area of Italy between Genoa and Pisa. What a surprise we had when the phone rang just after breakfast and it was Norma and Bernard, two very dear friends of ours from Bolton who we ... Read more >

Thursday 25th May - Out and About in Valletta

Sat, 27 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [255]

Before 6am we had docked in Valletta, Malta. When we pulled back our curtains the sun was shining on the honey coloured stone walls in Valletta Harbour. After breakfast at Marco's we met up with Sam and Stuart to say our goodbyes as they travel home ... Read more >

Under construction

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 | By rutttroy | Views [255]

Move to Malaysia on Thursday 17th August 2017 Flight EK002 LHR to Dubai Flight EK346 Dubai to Kuala Lumpur

Tags: adventure, emirates, malaysia, move

Monday 22nd May - A Surprise Awaits Us In Venice

Tue, 23 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [251] | Comments [1]

7 o'clock this morning saw us both on our balcony as we very slowly edged our way into Venice. The sun was shining brightly as we passed St Mark's Square and we thoroughly enjoyed the slow journey through this iconic city to our berth for the day. ... Read more >

A Quick Guide to a Weekend’s Break in Glasgow

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [242]

A Quick Guide for a Weekend’s Break in Glasgow Whether you’re visiting Glasgow for some serious shopping, a stopover to the highlands or an enjoyable weekend getaway, the charming city is not short of things to do and see for the perfect ... Read more >

Tags: city, glasgow, shopping

Friday 19th May - Hand Jivers and A Day at Sea

Sat, 20 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [230]

  We woke fairly early, pulled back the curtains and was greeted by the sun dancing on the flat calm Mediterranean Sea. We sat and had a coffee on our very private balcony. Breakfast was, again, a culinary delight containing all the usual ... Read more >

Fantastic Things to do in Birmingham

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 | By chrissilb | Views [229]

As stylish UK cities go, Birmingham can boast being one of the country’s coolest places when it comes to culture and the classics. Birthplace to revolutionary rockers such as Ossy Osbourne, Velvett Fogg and Black Sabbath, as well as a destination ... Read more >

Tags: birmingham, city break, day out, weekend

Koh Lanta

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [228]

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Patong, Phuket

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [218]

Sunday 14th May Arrived at our hotel late afternoon. Receptionist is an Australian man that comes across as quite grumpy, but nice enough. Its really nice to have a proper big bed, away from mosquito's and rats and have some privacy. We went for dinner ... Read more >

Chiang Mai

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [216]

Wednesday 3rd May Got the bus back to Chiang Mai. It took 3-4 hours and took a prettier route than it had on the reverse journey. Again a policeman came on and looked for soneone. We went to stay at At Baahn Khan Hostel 2 again, but stayed in the ... Read more >

The Best Travel Hack Apps

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 | By morganpfrank | Views [208]

  Winter has most of us looking forward to Summer and the next travel break, so many of us are using our time to plan out the next place on the wishlist and the places with the best weather but are you using the best travel apps to hack ... Read more >

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Wednesday 24th May - Rest and Reflection

Thu, 25 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [206]

Today is a day at sea. We really need a restful day after the last few hectic days. The day started with a cup of coffee on the balcony watching the sun on the Adriatic Sea, cruising towards the Mediterranean Sea. A leisurely breakfast at good old Marco's ... Read more >

Saturday 20th May - Walking Dubrovnik

Sun, 21 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [205]

We awoke to another beautiful cornflower-blue sea and a very sunny morning as our enormous ship was edging it's way gently into the port of Dubrovnik. Our breakfast this morning was taken at the Marco Pierre White restaurant where we enjoyed Poached ... Read more >

Day 2 - Singapore - London 16/09/17

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 | By claireash2017 | Views [201]


Wed, 17 May 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [191]

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Chiang Rai

Tue, 2 May 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [190]

Sunday 30th April Arrived in Chiang Rai mid afternoon after a 3 hour bus journey from Chiang Mai. During the journey a policeman again got on and checked the bus, looking for soneone. Our hostel, Mercy Hostel, was only a short walk away from the city ... Read more >

Bangkok and Kanchanaburi

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By walkersgowandering | Views [185]

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Friday 26th May - Another Day At Sea

Sat, 27 May 2017 | By paulfirman | Views [182]

A bit of a slow start today as it is a day at sea and we have no rush to go ashore. Again, as every morning, so far, the curtains were pulled back to reveal a glorious sunny day with a calm blue sea. Marco's breakfast of Poached Eggs Royale and Buttermilk ... Read more >


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