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New Year Escape 2018 – Day Four

Bratislava - Day Four We started the day by heading to Kamzik TV tower, about a 90-minute walk from the old town - well, we were going to walk but the day we decided to visit it started to snow - just our luck! So, Not known to knock back a challenge, or should I say

Lacinka Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Three

Bratislava trip - day three So much for “we’ll get up early and see stuff”, it was lazy bones again as we staggered out for “brunch” at 12:30!  Kava.Bar was nearby and had been recommended to us, so we wandered there for some sustenance. We woke up after our coffee and fresh orange juice accompanied

New Year Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day Two

Bratislava trip - day 2 The morning after the night before, or should I say the afternoon after the night before as we didn’t waken up until 12 (lazy gits!), well if you can’t have a lie in on the 1st January, when can you? It was all quiet out, and the fog had disappeared.

New Year Bratislava

New Year Escape 2018 – Day One

  New Year can be a bit of a sad and boring time to spend at home watching Jools Hootenanny whilst slowly getting drunk, well I’d prefer not to!  It’s a time to see other places, and see what they get up to for new year.  Last year, Mr Foodie surprised me with a trip

Winter travel packing tips: how to pack light for cold weather

Packing light for a cold weather trip We're off somewhere cold for New Year. That's all I have been told so I have an idea of what to pack!  So, packing for somewhere cold and packing light as we are saving cash and taking hand luggage only - no challenge there! But how can you

Kelvingrove art gallery & Museum organ recital Christmas

A festive day at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Organ therapy in the heart of the west end! A trip to Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum is, of course, worth it for all the paintings and exhibits on display (Mr Foodie previously wrote about visiting here) but if you time your visit correctly then you can also enjoy free recitals on the (over) 100-year-old organ,

Visit Tobago

Diary: Day 1 Visiting tropical Tobago

It’s not every day that Visit Tobago ask you to come and discover their island (the smaller of the two islands which make up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago), so what to do? Well, I jumped at the opportunity of course!  Mr Foodie was sad not to make it along...but someone has to give our cats cuddles while

easyHotel USB bedside phone chargers

Hotel News: USB Charger points for easyHotel

Each time we go away I always say I'm going to keep x, y or z in the case so I'm not going argh I've left it behind.  But you know, I never do! easyHotel have polled holiday makers to find out what they have left behind.  Answers have  included Fondue set, chest hair mousse, (???)

Caledonian sleeper

News: New Caledonian Sleeper trains put through tests

Carriages arrive in Czech Republic for tests The first of 75 new carriages for the iCaledonian Sleeper service have arrived at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic, where they are to undergo several weeks’ testing. The new carriages are being manufactured in Northern Spain. The Five carriages, two seated, one Club and two

Lokrum island day trip Dubrovnik Croatia

Travel: Day trip from Dubrovnik to Lokrum Island

Escape the crowds in Dubrovnik with a trip to Lokrum Lokrum island is just off the coast of Croatia, considered a nature reserve and special forest vegetation reserve, it's a short ferry ride from the town of Dubrovnik which can get VERY hectic during the summer when the cruise ships dock so take the ferry