Switzerland and Liechtenstein New Year 2017/2018

Excitedly, off we set on our Easyjet flight bound for Geneva! The flight itself was only about an hour and a half and that was fine; we got there early evening and grabbed a taxi to get to our pre booked hotel.  We had been warned how expensive Switzerland was and even by booking our trip we had already spent a small fortune on train passes and hotels; however nothing prepared us for the taxi cost.  We travelled approximately 4 miles and sat watching the meter as it clocked up the equivalent of £5 waiting for a red light! After we coughed up 35 swiss francs (approx £27) we checked in at Ibis Centre Gare, our home for the next two nights.    Continue reading “Switzerland and Liechtenstein New Year 2017/2018”

Bulgaria – Varna and Golden Sands September 2017

Mum and I decided to have a break in the sun in September but took a long time to decide where; neither of us were particularly flush and wanted to go somewhere with value for money so we looked outside the box from the normal greek/italian/spanish breaks and decided after much deliberation on Bulgaria.

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Camping in Essex! August 2017

What better way to spend an August Bank holiday than camping! we had been promising Tilly we would go camping for a while and managed to grab ourselves a quite late 3 night break at Waterside Holiday Park near Maldon.  We hadn’t been camping for a while but still had everything from a few years ago so armed with our tent, airbeds and cooking equipment off we headed to Essex.  Previously we had camped in Dorset, Cornwall, the New Forest and the Isle of Wight but knowing how bad the traffic is heading west on a bank holiday we decided to go against the grain and go east in the hope we would avoid the worst of the traffic

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Bosnia & Herzegovina – July 2017

It was Nigel’s birthday in July and we decided to go away to celebrate but couldn’t decide where; we turned to our old faithful site http://www.skyscanner.net and did a search of where the cheapest flights were on the dates we wanted to go and where we hadn’t been and came up with Bosnia! After some online research we decided the cheapest option was to fly to Tuzla and get the bus to Sarajevo. The first reactions from friends and family when we said we were going there were ‘is it safe?’ and ‘don’t get shot!’ so we did some research and felt pretty safe as the war had finished 20 years ago; so we went ahead and booked a fun filled 3 night break. Continue reading “Bosnia & Herzegovina – July 2017”

Unexpected New Year Driving Tour Around Europe – 2016/17

Circumstances transpired that we had no commitments or plans over the New Year period or the following week which meant we had some free time on our hands.  I have a New Year birthday and we were planning to do a overnight ferry trip to France/Belgium however given the extra time we had we thought.. lets get on a ferry and see where we end up in 8 days… and that’s precisely what we did!

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A trip to Hel! – Poland April 2016

Ok so it’s not as dramatic as it sounds and a bit of an exaggeration but we have recently returned from a trip to Poland and visited a place called Hel which is located on the tip of the Hel peninsula 21 miles from mainland Poland.

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The Bridge – Our Nordic Noir inspired trip to Denmark & Sweden January 2016

We have been fans of The Bridge for many years following the adventures of Saga Noren and Martin Rohde .  For those of you who are unaware, The Bridge is a Scandinavian crime drama television series created and written by Hans Rosenfeldt.  It is a joint venture financed and created by both Danish and Swedish television and has been shown in over 100 countries.  The series is gripping and after pondering where to go for a January break and recently watching Series 3 we decided to head to Copenhagen for a 2 night weekend break.

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Iceland- October 2015

We visited Iceland previously in April 2014 and were totally blown away by the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the country.  We decided on a return visit to allow Nigel’s children Nathan (19) and Caitlin (17) the chance to experience Iceland for themselves, to explore more of the island and hopefully see the northern lights.

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