If you had an Australian $10 note issued between 1966 and 1993, and which was still in circulation for some time beyond that, then this was it. You became used to seeing this face for over 30 years. So […]
Self contained accommodation – a fully equipped home away from home with kitchen, lounge, bathroom and bedrooms is very popular, and many newcomers like Airbnb have jumped on the bandwagon. But holiday makers have been booking privately owned cottages, […]
First some history and background – I’ll keep it brief. TripAdvisor began in 2000, and soon launched the new concept where guests review the hotel in which they had just stayed. Today TA claims to be the world’s largest […]
Noise in hotels is something that happens, but there is acceptable noise and unacceptable noise, and if the latter then I take action! I was staying with my travel group in Plymouth, England at a fashionable traditional hotel, on […]
Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Russian Revolution loved big, fancy, expensive, foreign cars! Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks and champion of the working class did harbour some upper class traits which are not common […]
The Knickers Nicker Strikes on the Trans-Siberian Express The Case of the Stolen Undies I was travelling with my business partner, let’s call her Joanna (not Lumley), with a large group on the Trans-Siberian Express – a private train […]
Does the “Budapest train” go to Budapest or is it from Budapest? Railjet is an express, high speed modern Austrian train, and one major route is from Munich to Budapest via Salzburg and Vienna. Four years ago I travelled from […]
I’ve spent more than 30 years in the travel industry and today I enjoy sharing my experiences and “insider secrets” with others in an entertaining and fun way. On this site l’ll help you to avoid the many pitfalls and traps so that you have that wonderful holiday that you deserve. Click on my pic to read more about me.