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Review of Blacklane Professional Driver Service

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:55:14 +0000

On my recent trip to Porto, Blacklane offered me vouchers to try out their professional driver service for my airport transfers. I booked my rides around five weeks before my trip. You can cancel your Blacklane ride free of charge up to one hour before pick up. The price quoted includes taxes, tolls, fees and […]



7 Sure-fire Ways to Make Travelling Stress Free

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:54:44 +0000

They say that ‘half the fun is getting there.’ However, this is not always true. Travelling not only leaves you exhausted and fatigued, but commercial flights also waste your time and can potentially kill your excitement. Regardless of whether you are a business traveller, leisure hunter, regular tourist or honeymoon goer, you can make your […]



Jewels of Turkey: Five Sparkling Coastal Gems

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:49:40 +0000

Turkey’s long and varied coastline is among the most beautiful and varied in the world. With its warm, sunny climate, miles of beaches, rugged coves and bright blue waters, plus an amazing history going back thousands of years, there’s something here for everyone. Here are five of the Turkish coast’s best resorts. Olympos – step […]



Photography Exhibition About the Huni Kuin People at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis Porto

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:59:39 +0000

When I visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto this morning, I enjoyed the Photography Exhibition About Huni Kuni People. The poster at the musuem foyer said that the exhibition ran from 13 – 16 June 2017, but it was still there on 18 June 2017. Below is a selection of my […]



10 Reasons to Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:33:46 +0000

Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey made up of geological anomalies, known for its ‘fairy chimneys’, rock hewn churches and bronze age cave homes. Used in ancient times as a refuge and shelter, the region has a notable history, in recent years it has become one of Turkey’s top tourist destinations and it is […]



Review of the Angus Hotel Blairgowrie

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:45:47 +0000

I stayed at the Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie, Perthshire in Scotland, on a Friday night in late May 2017. I was looking for the cheapest room that was located fairly close to Alyth, where I was attending an arts and crafts festival that weekend. I started off searching on the HotelsCombined price comparison website. I […]



How Distance Learning is Revolutionising Your Education

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:50:08 +0000

Distance Learning is fast becoming a popular alternative to the traditional university education, and so many are benefiting from its practicality . A typical university student is bound to experience heaps of debt, surrounded by personal torment and an ever growing appreciation for sleep. As tuition fees rise, so does the mountain of work you’re […]



Visiting Gibralfaro Castle in Malaga

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 11:31:26 +0000

It’s a steep walk up to Gibralfaro Castle in Malaga. I decided to visit one morning when it was forecast to be cooler. The downside to that was that it the weather was windy and cloudy. There’s a viewing point a few hundred metres below the Castle, which offered great views of Malaga Bullring. On […]



The 2017 Degree Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Dundee

Wed, 24 May 2017 10:32:47 +0000

The Degree Show at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee runs until Sunday 28 May 2017. If at possible, you should get to Dundee to see this fabulous show. I didn’t have the energy to get round the whole show, as I’d been at the McManus Galleries and Dundee Contemporary […]



Summer Trips to the UK: Some Tips to Get Off the Beaten Track

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:07:58 +0000

So you are thinking of somewhere unusual to spend your time outside major European destinations this summer. In this case, it is likely that Italy, France or Spain are not at the top of your list. My first suggestion for travellers like you would be to think of all the UK has to offer and […]