Category Archives: Photos

La Rochelle and the Côte Atlantique

For the third of the 4-day weekends in May, my wife and I took a trip by car to the town of La Rochelle on the French Atlantic coast, going via Tours and returning via Nantes. I have already written … Continue reading

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A Trip to Barcelona

I haven’t been posting much on here of late, for the simple reason that I have been enjoying myself in the real world too much.  The month of May saw no less than 3 public holidays falling on a Thursday, … Continue reading

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Two Months in France

I have now been living in France for 2 months, and things have started to settle down. Most importantly I’ve gotten out of the crappy “apart-hotel” which they stuck me in for the first 6 weeks or so.  I suppose … Continue reading

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Point Nepean

I was on my own on Christmas Day, my wife having returned to Thailand in early December after her 3 month visit visa expired.  Not particularly wanting to sit in the apartment on my own like a sad bastard, I … Continue reading

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A Trip to Adelaide

Given I shall soon be leaving Australia and unlikely to return for some time, I decided to do a bit of local tourism, with my first destination being Adelaide.  Other than it being the scene of an unimaginable slaughter a … Continue reading

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The Great Ocean Road

Back in summer 2000 when I undertook a trip around the USA, I did two of what are purported to be the best drives in the world: the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Pacific Coast Highway between Los Angeles and … Continue reading

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Sydney

Last Tuesday was the day of the famous Melbourne Cup horse race.  I have been to horse races before, notably twice to the Dubai World Cup and once to Chester races in the UK.  If I could sum up the … Continue reading

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Baltic Trip Part 5 – Vilnius

To travel from Riga to Vilnius I once again booked a seat on the Lux Express bus, costing me 23 Euros and taking four and a half hours.  The bus was identical to the one which carried me from Tallinn … Continue reading

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Baltic Trip Part 4 – Riga

I booked the bus between Tallinn and Riga by searching online and finding Lux Express.  For the princely sum of 27 Euros I got myself a luxury seat which included free wi-fi, free hot drinks, a bottle of water and … Continue reading

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Baltic Trip Part 3 – Tallinn

Booking the ferry between Helsinki and Tallinn is remarkably easy, and can be done online.  All you need bring with you to the check-in desk down by the harbour is your booking reference and a form of ID, and within … Continue reading

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