TripWow slide shows added

Highly excited, just added two new photo slide shows thanks to TripWow, one of India and one of Thailand. Check them out why don’t you . . . India 2010 Thailand 2009

Vatican city, steps and icecream

Off to Vatican City on my non stop tourism quest. Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world by area, and also the world’s least populated. (Cheers Wikipedia, as always) First up St Peter’s Square and Basilica. St Peter’s is a late Renaissance church with the largest interior of any Christian church inContinue reading “Vatican city, steps and icecream”

Rome November 2007

Our first ever trip to Italy was way back in 2007 when we headed to the Eternal City – Rome. Catching the bus to the city from the airport I did wonder what we were going to, so much graffiti covering shop blinds and walls, it seemed more like a ghetto than a historic, beautiful city.Continue reading “Rome November 2007”

Packing lightly – getting one over on airlines

“Ryanair: Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants) weighing up to 10kg with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted. (handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage.” While Ryanair’s baggage restrictions raises several questions, not least of whichContinue reading “Packing lightly – getting one over on airlines”

A small rant against travel snobbery

On a random tangent I recently read another travel blog that listed the heinous crimes of the “tourons” (AKA travel morons as the blogger rather dismissively termed them) This listed such horrors as 1) consulting a guide book and not deviating from it, 2) not eating the local / authentic food and 3) Having a “hitContinue reading “A small rant against travel snobbery”

Gondolas & paint box bright

Whenever you think of Venice there is always one thing that is bound to be mentioned – Gondolas, those romantic, stereotypical visions of Venice that ply their trade on the canals. The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian Lagoon. For centuries gondolas were the chief meansContinue reading “Gondolas & paint box bright”

On a non travel related post . . . hello readers!

As  I ramble on about this and that, I do stop to wonder who, if anyone, actually reads this thing. As it is mainly a trawl through my own holidays it is probably a bit of a self centred, egocentric thing to do, but I do seem to have a few people across the globe whoContinue reading “On a non travel related post . . . hello readers!”