Tagged: travel tips

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

I’ve posted photo blogs here following various trips and holidays in the past, so I thought I should also do so after last week’s family holiday on the Atlantic coast in France. There’s not much to report however, partly because we didn’t take many photos, but also because we did pretty much the same thing each day, i.e. go to...

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Au revoir Amsterdam – and a few of my favourite things…

And so two years, one month and twenty-eight days after arriving to live and work in Amsterdam, tomorrow I leave. It’s not a final farewell yet, as I’ll be here on and off for the next couple of months to finish off some work commitments, but as of tomorrow I’ll be living in Geneva once again. Before the memories start...

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48 hours in Montreal

My job took me to a conference in Granby, Canada last week, so I took the opportunity to stay on for the weekend and visit Montreal. It was my first visit to Quebec (and indeed to Canada, other than a stroll across the border at Niagara Falls in 2002) and it took a while to tune into the strange nasal...

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The world’s best kebabs?

My job took me this week to the Turkish city of Bursa (pop. 2 million, the country’s fourth biggest city). My friend Sam, whose wife Basak is Turkish, told me to make sure I was taken to the original Iskender kebab house, for which Bursa is famous. I’m not sure whether it was the original Iskender’s we visited, but it...

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Eoghan & Nadine’s Scandinavian Adventure

(As this was originally published on the website we used for organising our wedding in 2009 I thought it’d be nice to also make it available via my own blog. Enjoy!) Eight weeks after the wonderful wedding weekend in Leeds, and about a week before Christmas, we set off on our honeymoon, a trip that would take us from Copenhagen...

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Travel tips: Helsinki

We’ve just returned from five days in Helsinki, having travelled there to celebrate the wedding of our friends Erik and Ninni. Helsinki is not a big or particularly exciting place, but it is certainly worth a visit. A few things we can recommend: Visit Kiasma – the museum of modern art is located in a building that is a work...