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Jersey

Travelling to Jersey as somewhat uninvited guests, my sister and I decided to cycle down there from Yorkshire. We took several overnight stops to get there including a Youth Hostel in the Peak District after being surprised by the hills in Sheffield and the long incline getting out to the Peak District. A stop in […]

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Lagos

Lagos is situated on a beautiful stretch of Portugese coast. Gifted as a birthday surprise to me, the trip was a great choice and a welcome end to the British winter. In early April the weather there was great for exploring, not too hot for walking but not too cold for the beach. Accessed from […]

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Hossegor

The tricky thing about Hossegor is figuring out how to get there if you’re not driving from France. It’s situated between Bordeaux in the north and Biarritz in the south. Biarritz is much closer and Bordeaux means an almost certain car hire to get there. Biarritz though only has a small airport with a few […]

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Bratislava

Bratislava was previously known for stag and hen parties. Now those are much rarer and the city has much more to offer the general traveler. On our weekend we only saw two stag parties, one of which seemed very low on numbers with only two guys from Blackpool. There was a couple of places catering […]

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Dubrovnik

Croatia has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world since it became an independent country in the early 90’s. Its beautiful coastline and many islands drawing visitors both international and domestic. Its warm Adriatic climate is pleasant from spring though to autumn. Dubrovnik in the far south of the country receives […]

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North Wales

North Wales has a lot to offer. Beautiful beaches, ancient castles, fantastic mountain and coastal scenery, and lots of great places to stay. Coming from England the usual route is via the A55 along the north coast of Wales. If you are coming from the Midlands or South you may come via Shrewsbury, or there […]

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Kyoto

Why pick Kyoto when travelling to Japan for the first time? Kyoto survived the Second World War largely intact as it wasn’t made a target for many American bombing raids. The temples, houses and important city buildings didn’t need to be rebuilt following the war. This is lead it to remain a center for Japanese […]

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Stockholm

When a friend has a friend who lives in Stockholm and is prepared to let you stay in her flat for a week for very little, you are truly in luck. Stockholm is known as an expensive place, but any accommodation that’s reasonable value close to a Metro station is going to be worth looking […]

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Seville

Seville was the first truly exotic city I visited. I was 20 years old and had just started travelling around Europe. Arriving in 40 degree heat on the train and walking across the city the first thing to amaze me was the beautiful parks. We walked down the gorgeous terraces into a panorama of colorful […]

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French Alps

The French Alps are one of the most visually stunning parts of France. From Lac Leman in the north they stretch south to the Mediterranean, with the Alps Maritime reaching the sea near Nice. Flying over them you can see the scale of the range, and of course the Alps continue east into Switzerland and […]

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