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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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Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

March 4, 20140 Comments

Costa Brava is part of Catalonia and stretches from the French border down to Blanes, its most southern resort where the Costa Brava becomes part of the sprawl of the Barcelones comarca. If you think of the Costa Brava the first thing  that usually springs to mind is the popular package tour  resorts of Lloret […]

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An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

November 14, 20130 Comments

The good news is this post will not be as long as the Tolkien novel, but is sprinkled with a little mysticism and an unexpected treat. One of the great things about travelling long term is that when strange opportunities arise you are almost always in a position to say yes.   This happened to us […]

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