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A Selection of our Recent Articles

Photo Tour of the Palace of Arts in Budapest

Photo Tour of the Palace of Arts in Budapest

I visited the Palace of Arts in Budapest in April 2014. Admission cost 1900 HUF (approx £5). The Palace of Arts is located Continue reading

The Old Town Cemetery in Stirling

The Old Town Cemetery in Stirling

After a very wet afternoon in early May, I took an evening stroll up to the Old Town Cemetery near Stirling Castle. I Continue reading

Three Course Lunch for 6.9 Euro at the Hotel Danubia Gate in Bratislava

Three Course Lunch for 6.9 Euro at the Hotel Danubia Gate in Bratislava

On weekdays the Danubia Gate Hotel in Bratislava offers a three course ‘Menu Klasik’ set lunch for 6.9 Euro. The hotel is located Continue reading

Review of City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

Review of City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

My Aunt and I had lunch at the city Harbour Chinese buffet restaurant on the City Quay on Dundee’s watefront on a Tuesday Continue reading

Travelling from Budapest to Prague by Train

Travelling from Budapest to Prague by Train

We travelled from Budapest in Hungary to Prague in the Czech Republic by train, on our twin centre holiday with our sons. The Continue reading

Review of Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

Review of Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

I had lunch at the Taza Indian Buffet restaurant at the City Quay in Dundee in May 2014. I paid £7 for lunch.  Continue reading

Swiss Cottage Gallery London

Swiss Cottage Gallery London

When I’m in London, I like to get off the beaten track. I decided to explore Swiss Cottage one afternoon. After lunch at Continue reading

Review of Trofea Grill Buffet Restaurant in Budapest

Review of Trofea Grill Buffet Restaurant in Budapest

Our sons were handed a flyer advertising the Trofea Grill Buffet restaurant when they were out and about in Budapest. We decided to Continue reading

Win a 5 Night Break to Cantabria, Spain

Win a 5 Night Break to Cantabria, Spain

You could win a five night short break to Cantabria in northern Spain in the #SeeCantabria competition. The prize includes a Brittany Ferries Continue reading

25 Things to Do in Bratislava

25 Things to Do in Bratislava

Here are my tips for 25 fun things to do in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Take in the Views from the UFO Observation Continue reading

Review of Premier Inn Stirling City Centre

Review of Premier Inn Stirling City Centre

I stayed at the Premier Inn Stirling City Centre on a mid-week night in May 2014. It cost £35 on an advance booking Continue reading

Reducing Business Travel Stress

Reducing Business Travel Stress

While travelling frequently for work may sound exciting, it can also be quite stressful. The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) have come up with Continue reading