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I’VE LOST THAT TRAVEL FEELING
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October 2020 and already three quarters of the way through this annus horribillis. January was full of promise. I imagined that by the Autumn my blog would be brimming with tonnes more content. Maybe videos to boot as well. Unfortunately for myself and others, the global coronavirus pandemic has ruined plans and ambitions beyond description.

HOW I ESCAPED FROM A POTENTIAL LOCKDOWN
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  HOW I ESCAPED FROM A POTENTIAL LOCKDOWN   My taxi has arrived. A few minutes before 4am and ready to drive me to Catania Fontannarossa Airport. One last look at the mural of the city’s symbolic elephant on the hotel walls and time to go. This is where I am right now. Still struggling to come to terms with … Read More

THE BEST PLACES TO GET YOUR BRUGES CHOCOLATE FIX
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THE BEST PLACES IN TO GET YOUR BRUGES CHOCOLATE FIX   Chocolates, waffles and beer. Possibly the great triumvirate of Belgium. A country divided on the linguistic lines of Flanders and Wallonia but very much united by three of its most popular products. However, when it comes to Bruges, chocolate reigns supreme. The historic city of Bruges, one of the … Read More

A LONDON CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA BUS WITH BRIGIT’S BAKERY
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A LONDON CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA BUS WITH BRIGIT’S BAKERY   Afternoon tea and double decker buses. Two things that have always been an intrinsic part of London’s fabric. But what happens if you merge the two together? Especially a themed Christmas afternoon tea? Opening its flagship establishment in the tourist heartbeat of Covent Garden, Brigit’s Bakery has delighted customers since … Read More

CHECKING IN – HOTEL MARTINI, VERONA
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CHECKING IN – HOTEL MARTINI, VERONA   With its summer opera festival, the Romeo and Juliet connections and a very rich historical heritage stretching back millennia, there is no disputing the fair city of Verona its place on the must-visit list. Evidently, finding a place to stay that won’t break your budget can be a daunting task. For a very … Read More

THE BEST THINGS TO DO IN THE NORTH YORK MOORS
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NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL PARK   Further east in God’s Own Country is the county’s other national park, the North York Moors. Characterized by upland fields of purple heather and lavender in the moorlands and valleys that produce a riot of colour in the springtime. Not to mention one of the other great features is the splendid coastline with countless … Read More

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