Category Archives: Travel

Downs on the up

I’ve probably been more willing than many British people to try and see a glimmer of silver lining in the Blair->Brown Labour government ever since the honeymoon period ended sometime in mid-1998. But even I’ve pretty much given up hope, … Continue reading

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Photos from Poland

In the gradual process of sorting through the backlog of photos, I’ve now added a selection from our recent Poland trip to my Flickr page… Poland – Sept 2008 (Flickr)

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Do widzenia Polska…

Back from a week’s holiday in Poland, specifically a week in Kraków, apart from an initial couple of days in the mountain town of Zakopane (also in the Małopolska region, but down near the Slovakian border). A whole new country … Continue reading

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Simplicity is not value for money

Farewell to the SuperSaver as train tickets change to simplify travel (Guardian) The complexity of the train ticketing system is not the problem. It’s occasionally a minor annoyance, but not a real problem. The problem is the illusion of choice, … Continue reading

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Housekeeping – Lisbon photos

The backlog of unsorted photos has been building up for a few months now, so I decided it was about time I did something with them. A selection from our September trip to Lisbon is now on Flickr… Lisbon 2007 … Continue reading

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GNER vs. The Trainline

If, like me, you use the train as your main form of transport, especially for cross-country journeys, you probably book your tickets from The Trainline, right? You get that clear interface, showing the prices of all available tickets, easy credit … Continue reading

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Won’t someone think of the sardines?!

Spending a week in Lisbon, so I’m eating regular portions of these poor innocent creatures. This is an absolutely fantastic city, with just the right mix of dusty, crumbling charm and shiny sophistication. Far too many galleries, museums and music … Continue reading

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Let me eat cake!

My combined birthday/Christmas present from Nicola was a long weekend in Vienna, perfectly complementing our summer trip to Budapest (Habsburg history, y’know). I didn’t actually know where this mystery trip was taking me until we were at Heathrow and she … Continue reading

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Hungary in pictures

As mentioned a few days ago, we recently went to Hungary. I’ve now edited the 260 photos down to a “for the family” set and an even smaller “for everyone else, particularly those with short attention spans” set. The latter … Continue reading

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Got back yesterday after a holiday in Hungary… just under a week in Budapest and then a couple of days in Esztergom, a town on the “Danube Bend”. To summarise in one sentence, I really, REALLY recommend visiting Hungary. Like … Continue reading

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