Travel Planning

A Trip on the River to Bangkok’s Chinatown 2015

April 4, 20150 Comments

Having visited Bangkok on many occasions over the years we decided to succum to the call of Bangkok’s river the Chao Phraya River.  A trip to Bangkok is not considered complete unless you have glimpsed, or better still, ridden down these murky waters. It was hot and sticky (35 degrees plus) and we thought a […]

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Our Bangkok Hotel and Restaurant Tip for 2015

April 1, 20150 Comments

Bangkok is very much the same as we remember it, there doesn’t seem to be any discernible difference from our previous visits following the recent coup.  But then we don’t live here so how would we know. It was definitely quieter though; this could be simply because we are here at a different time of the year […]

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Escape Lounge: Manchester Airport Terminal 3

March 23, 20150 Comments

Departing from Terminal 3 at Manchester Airport was not a great experience as there are no smoking facilities once you get airside. One thing that made our departure from Manchester more pleasurable, despite the nicotine cravings, was a bit of pampering in the pay for airport lounge called “The Escape Lounge” at terminal 3.  In […]

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West London Shopping and Secrets

December 15, 20140 Comments

While Hyde Park and the nearby national museums top the lists of things to do in West London there are plenty of other hidden and lesser known benefits to your London stay in West London. Here are a few to whet your appetite. © Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Transport […]

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London Top Picks – Museums and Galleries

December 11, 20141 Comment

London is one of the worlds great capital cities.  We had the good fortune of living there for a number of years and while there managed to sample all London has to offer.  In reality most visitors get just a few days to explore some of the delights on offer.  If museums, history an architecture are […]

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