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A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review

Sorrento is one of the jewels in Campania’s tourism crown. It is not a cheap destination by any stretch of the imagination, so finding a good value hotel is not easy. Finding a good value hotel with an absolute knock out view? It was a miracle. Was it all about the view? With a name… Continue reading A Bed in Sorrento – Hotel La Vue D’Or Review

The New Normal in Air Travel – Flying British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino

For travel bloggers and travel addicts alike, the day the UK government announced its list of quarantine exempt countries was like a starting gun. Vague travel plans were immediately fixed and flights hurriedly booked. Just five days later, Mr Fluskey and I donned our face masks and backpacks ready for an Italian escape. Of course,… Continue reading The New Normal in Air Travel – Flying British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino

How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Moscow has a long and fascinating history. Whether you are looking for Imperial glamour, religious tradition, Soviet memories or a picture of a Russia to come, Moscow has layers that when peeled away can show you all that and more. So how can you cram it all in in 48 hours? This is our guide… Continue reading How to Spend Two Days in Moscow (in Winter)

Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Our total fail in Harbin aside, in early 2019 Mr Fluskey and I travelled the length of Asia by train over almost three weeks. We managed 4770 miles on the tracks! At the very start of our journey, on our flight to Shanghai, we had watched the map on the monitors, wondering what the landscape… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Reflections – The Good, The Bad and The Yummy

Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

Well, we couldn’t come all this way and not see St Petersburg could we!? The very last and final train journey of our Trans-Siberian travels was travelling from Moscow to St Petersburg by train. There are two options for this route, the sleeper or the fancy new high-speed link. As nice as taking a last… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Moscow to St Petersburg by Train

Trans-Siberian Travels – Perm to Moscow by Train

Travelling from Perm to Moscow by train was technically the last leg of the official Trans-Siberian route. This was our final sleeper train, our final packet of dried noodles for dinner and it made total sense to end this huge adventure standing in the middle of Moscow’s Red Square….but we kept going after this. Before… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Perm to Moscow by Train