And They’re Off – Istanbul

Like a phoenix from the flames this old blog is being resurrected once more. We are off on another adventure and this time the destinations are a little unusual. Well that’s not strictly true. The destinations are pretty mainstream, but I doubt anybody has combined Turkey and South Korea into their summer holiday before. We…

Tenerife – Anaga Mountains, La Laguna and Playa Teresitas

When we start to plan our foreign jaunts we always set out with the greatest of intentions to do lots of thorough research. But it always becomes a little half baked and thus we often wake up on day 2 or 3 and genuinely have no real idea what we are going to do. This…

Tenerife – The West Coast and Mount Teide

A lot of people were a little surprised when we said we we were going on holiday to Tenerife. The Canary Islands are a haven for beach lovers and beer guzzlers though, so I suppose it did seem rather far removed from our usual adventures. But we had undertaken a smattering of research and we…

London, UK – Tourism close to home

For some bizarre reason, I have always found visiting London a bit of a chore. I think this is because it usually is a chore. Despite living so close to the big smoke, a train fare from our part of Kent can cost as much as £36. And readers of this blog know that we…

La Linea de Concepcion (Spain) & Gibraltar

I can’t quite explain it but it felt almost a relief to be back in Europe. Almost like common sense had resumed and everything was a bit more predictable. For one thing it seemed very novel that drivers stopped for pedestrians at the zebra crossings. I gave th cars a distrusting look for a while,…