Travel Planning

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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My Travel CV – La Carmina

September 25, 20130 Comments

I’m La Carmina, and my world revolves around travel and subcultures. You might have seen me as a guest host on Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel), World’s Weirdest Restaurants (Food Network) and other TV programs, including The Doctors and The Today Show. I’m the author of 3 books on Japanese pop culture and food – for […]

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