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Loving London – A Festive Stroll Along London’s South Bank for Christmas

London’s South Bank runs along the River Thames for many, many miles. This walk is going to take you along 2.6 miles of it, from London Bridge to Westminster Bridge. It can of course be done in reverse, but this is the way we like to do it. Along the way, we are going to take… Continue reading Loving London – A Festive Stroll Along London’s South Bank for Christmas

South America · Travel

On The Buses of Brazil – Auto Viacao 1001

In February 2009, to facilitate our travel around Brazil, we took three journeys on buses. The company we used was called Auto Viacao 1001.   BOOKING Our first test was to book the tickets. We made our way to Rios main bus station, Novo Rio Bus Terminal. Looking around, we spied the counters that listed… Continue reading On The Buses of Brazil – Auto Viacao 1001

Europe · Travel

Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

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New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions

New Year’s Eve can be a traumatic experience. So much build up, so much hype, so much to go wrong and SO much to regret. To spread the strain, Mr Fluskey’s friends from school like to go away for a couple of days. In December 2007, I joined them on my first group trip with… Continue reading New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary Part 1 – Castles, Cold and Competitions