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Photos: Cardiff and the British Countryside

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay (including the Millennium Centre!)
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Week 13: Part Seven – Holywell, Portmeirion and Aberyswyth

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Views [454]

When you were a child did you ever dream up an imaginary land where you would go and play, either by yourself, with your brothers and sisters, friends and imaginary friends? A place where you would go and play anytime, day or night until you dreamt up ... Read more >


Photos: Holywell and Portmeirion

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Week 13: Part Six – Cadbury World and Chester

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If you’ve been following my road trip adventure so far, you will have noticed that we stopped at a number of places linked to history (both English and Scottish), myths (the Loch Ness Monster) and legends (Robin Hood). So it was refreshing (and delicious) ... Read more >


Photos: Cadbury World and Chester

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 18 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery


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Week 12 or 13: Part Five – Edinburgh and Windemere

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After spending that sunny day touring the Scottish Highlands, I began to think that Scottish weather can’t be that cold if they have warm sunny days like this. Um, note to self: never be too optimistic about the weather in the UK. The very next day was ... Read more >


Photos: Edinburgh

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

The Castle and the tour around Edinburgh
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Week 12: Part Four – The Scottish Highlands including Loch Ness

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Views [408]

It was about this point in the trip where I realised that I have a smart phone; a smart phone with Google Maps. Who needs ask for directions to small unknown streets when they have a smart phone with Google Maps? Thank God for that realisation otherwise ... Read more >


Photos: The Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Day trip out of Edinburgh to visit Nessie. Supposedly it was one of the three days in the year when the sun shines.
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Week 12: Part Three – Newcastle and Hadrian’s Wall

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What do Newcastle and Liverpool have in common? No idea? Neither do I. One is near the east coast; the other is near the west coast of the UK, yet I kept calling Newcastle, Liverpool for the whole trip. So in the future if I ever say I went to Liverpool, ... Read more >


Photos: Newcastle (including Hadrian's Wall)

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Fourth stop on the road trip. I love Newcastle in the UK!! It's just a relaxed city!
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Week 12: Part Two - Coventry, Nottingham and Sherwood Forest

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | Views [1449]

Want to keep your brain active and alert? Want to prevent Alzheimer’s? Forget about brain training and Sudoku, just grab a (sketchy) map of the UK, jump in a car and find your way to your next destination! Okay, so I shouldn’t have expected that the ‘A ... Read more >


Photos: Sherwood Forest

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Third official stop.
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Week 12: Part One - Brighton and Warwick Castle

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | Views [754]

I’m not a big city girl. I need to live where there are trees, mountains and preferably a lake or some other body of water. This notion was further re-enforced on my recent road trip around the UK (excluding Northern Ireland ;-) ) Not only is it absolutely ... Read more >


Photos: Warwick Castle

UNITED KINGDOM | Saturday, 11 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

Second significant stop on the road trip. The website calls it 'the ultimate english castle'; I just went there for the Merlin adventure ;-)
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Photos: Brighton

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 9 Jun 2011 | Photo Gallery

First stop on the UK road trip
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Week 11 – I need a holiday!!!

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 30 May 2011 | Views [903]

Before I left I read an article about how stressful it is to plan a holiday. ‘Stressful?’ I thought ‘All you need to do is book the flights and the accommodation. How on earth can that be stressful?’ Naive and inexperienced traveller that I was; the ... Read more >


Photos: A Harry Potter Tour of London

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 30 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Including Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice
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Week 10 which was a rather uneventful week

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Views [542]

On the rare occasion that I used to go away on holiday, or just away for the weekend, I used to really resent coming back to work, and I mean really resent it. I used to sit under a black cloud for weeks muttering under my breath, and if it wasn’t ... Read more >


Photos: Westminster Abbey and Kensington Gardens

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

From the areas where photography is permitted. ..
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