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A road trip to Wales

“Have you seen the weather forecast?  Are you still going?”  I had several messages of this ilk, to which I replied “yes, of course”. Although we love to talk about the weather in the UK, and more often than not … Continue reading

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London in Summer

London, and the UK in general, changes from a grey monochrome to vibrant technicolour when the sun comes out.  And if the temperature goes up with it, as it does for a couple of weeks a year (we call this … Continue reading

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Kerala

I have a friend soon to depart on a cycling trip in Kerala, which is on the south west coast of India.  I travelled there a couple of years ago, admittedly not cycling, but this gives me an excuse to … Continue reading

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Sarajevo – Part 2

A few thoughts and comments on some places to visit in Sarajevo. Latin Bridge: The site of the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand the then heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne in 1918. The current bridge was built in the late 19th … Continue reading

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Sarajevo – part 1

I was getting used to the quizzical looks and question “why?” when I told people I was going to Sarajevo.  I usually tried to play it down, that I was only going for a short mini-break, just a few days. … Continue reading

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Dubrovnik – picture postcard pretty

I travelled to Dubrovnik almost 10 years ago now and it still seems fresh in my memory. It was May and the weather in the UK had been on its usual slow climb out of winter, a fairly bland spring … Continue reading

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Florence: a blagger’s guide part 1

Florence (Firenze to native speakers), the essence of Italy, home of the Renaissance,the formation of the Italian language and the centre of any Tuscan tour. But what if you don’t actually make it there – what do you need to … Continue reading

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