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Why Travelling First Class No Longer Represents Luxury Travel

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:29:25 +0000

Those that have had the pleasure of flying class know just how luxurious it can be. Whereas economy is loud, cramped and not very private, flying first class allows you peace, quiet, space and incredible service. For many people, their idea of a luxury vacation involves travelling first class on a flight to an exotic […]

Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in Cities

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:01:58 +0000

When I was in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I decided to walk the two miles to the Botanical Gardens. Although I could have used my Gothenburg City Card to take the tram, I wanted some exercise and the route looked interesting. I found several interesting sculptures in Kungsparken. The concrete oval sculpture provided a […]

Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm Iceland

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 06:19:01 +0000

We stopped for lunch in the greenhouse at the Fridheimar tomato farm on our Golden Circle tour in Iceland. The most popular lunch option at Fridheimar is the tomato soup buffet. I opted for this The home-made bread was really good. The other lunch options are pasta and tortilla. My husband had the tortilla and […]

Making the Most of Your Gothenburg City Card

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:03:30 +0000

If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, it could be worthwhile buying a Gothenburg City Card. The Gothenburg City Card costs: Adults: 24 hours – SEK 375, 48 hours –  SEK 525, 72 hours –  SEK 675 Children : 24 hours SEK 245, 48 hours –  SEK […]

Geysir Iceland

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 05:39:29 +0000

One of the highlights of our Golden Circle Tour in Iceland was Geysir. The mixture of sunshine and dark clouds made this steamy geothermal landscape all the more dramatic. The gift shop had a good selection of garments and souvenirs, plus free toilet facilities. I liked the painting in the restaurant. You may also enjoyPingvellir […]

Tips on When to Book the Cheapest Flights

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:37:56 +0000

Research by Opodo has identified the best days and months to book cheap flights. Analysis of the average price paid during 2016 for return flights from the UK, booked on the Opodo website, uncovered the optimum times to find the lowest prices for flights. Evidently, flights are cheapest if booked on a Saturday or Sunday. […]

Boarding Maritiman in Gothenburg Sweden

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:15:46 +0000

Maritiman is a maritime experience centre located on Packhuskajen quay close to the Opera House. It consists of nineteen moored ships joined by walkways. I hadn’t planned to visit the Maritman, it was en route on my walk from the Gothenburg City Museum to Gotheborgsutkiken (aka the Lipstick). I’m not that interested in ships, but once […]

Pingvellir National Park Iceland

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:26:46 +0000

Our first stop on the Golden Circle tour in Iceland was the Pingvellir National Park. Pingvellir, translated as Parliament Plains, was the site of the Icelandic legislative assembly between 930 to 1798. Pingvellir is located 45 km northeast of the capital city of Reykjavík. If you come by car it costs 500ISK (approx £3.60) to park […]

China Red Buffet Restaurant in New Market Road Edinburgh

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:45:16 +0000

We had lunch at the China Red buffet restaurant in New Market Road,next to the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, on a Sunday. We’d eaten at the other China Red in Grindlay Street, next to the Usher Hall, on several occasions. I was keen to try the New Market Road branch as it advertised a double […]

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:39:00 +0000

I first visited Gothenburg Botanical Garden when I was in the city in December 2004. When I returned to the city in August 2016, I thought I’d like to see the garden in the Summer. I decided to walk the two miles to the botanical garden from my city center hotel, the Royal Gothenburg. There is […]