Nottingham attractions

5 Unusual Things to do in Nottingham

Nottingham is a great alternative to London, its cheaper than the capital and let’s face it who can resist Robin Hood! Among the many things to do in Nottingham there is visiting the castle, City of Caves, Wollaton Hall and the Justice Museum. But for more unusual things to do in Nottingham why not try […]

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Les Machines Park Nantes France

Les Machines Park Nantes France

Forget Disneyland Paris, if you want something really unusual near Paris visit Les Machines Park Nantes France. This mind blowing Nantes mechanical animals amusement park is a completely unique concept. The artistic project was born from the imaginations of Pierre Orefice and Francois Delaroziere. Les Machines Park in Nantes offers mechanical creatures and larger than […]

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Aix en Provence library

Something Unusual in Provence

I’ve been writing a lot about Aix en Provence lately on a different website and it crossed my mind that it is the kind of travel destinations where you don’t find that many unusual or unique attractions. So here is one – this unusual attraction in Aix en Provence stands outside the public library, Bibliotheque […]

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Worldwide Hide and Seek – Geocache

I recently discovered Geocaching and I think it is going to be a permanent part of any trip I make in the future. Apparently Geocaching has been going on since 2000 (how did I not know)! Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt which uses GPS-enabled devices. Participants download the Geocaching app, put in their location […]

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Jaffa Israel

Jaffa, Israel

I’ve just started putting together some slide shows on You Tube with all my travel photos. These are snaps I took of Jaffa, Israel; a beautiful old port just a few minutes from downtown Tel Aviv. Please visit and subscribe to my You Tube channel to see more of my travel photos.

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travel advice

Travel Help?

When planning a trip what are the things you need the most help with? Do you look endlessly to find out what are the must-see attractions; is it hard to figure out how you will get from the airport to your hotel; can you never find a cheap hotel in a great location or are […]

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Russian plane

How to get from Pulkovo Airport to St. Petersburg

St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport is located about 20km south of the city center. For many years there were two terminals and most of the information online still refers to the separate terminals. However since 2015 there is one new terminal which handles both domestic and international traffic. Note that the public transport options will bring […]

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train compartment

Italian Train Adventures

In 1991, 25 years ago, I went on a 6 month backpacking trip around Europe with my best friend. We had a budget of $10 a day (yes $10) so we would often come up with ingenious ways of saving money. Using our Eurorail tickets we would travel at night by train from one city […]

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Bruges canal

Review: Bruges Canal Tour

On a recent trip to Brugge (or Bruges) we took the Bruges canal tour; a relaxing and enjoyable experience surrounded by the breathtaking buildings, passed swans and weeping willows.  When planning the trip I got a bit confused about where to board the canal boats and who actually runs them. So I thought I’d share […]

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