Venice

Venice, the name conjures pictures of canals, gondolas and romance. What I was not prepared for was the sheer photogenic beauty of the vivid earthy tones mellowed into a gentle patina reflecting off the canal…

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Pumpkin Pie

Autumnal comfort pie to die for! I can still remember the first time I had Pumpkin Pie, it was somewhere in my primary school years. My father had just come back from the States with a tin…

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Èze

Perched on the heights of an imposing cliff like an eagles nest you will discover the small but exquisite provincial village of Èze. Filled with charming colourful window boxes overflowing with summer flowers and a panoramic…

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A Weekend in Monte Carlo

Monaco, when you hear the name it conjures a picture of the very wealthy of this world squeezed into an independent micro state. It’s arguably one of the most beautiful harbours on Frances Mediterranean coast, with towering…

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Tokyo Disneyland Hotel

As we approached The Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, a gush of magic blew our way… Situated right in front of the main gate to Tokyo Disneyland, I’d be hard pressed to consider another hotel when visiting…

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Tokyo DisneySea

Tokyo DisneySea is celebrating its 15th anniversary called ” The Year of Wishes” Separate to Disney Tokyo but adjacent to one another, Disney Sea is rated the best theme park in the world. Rated even…

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Disneyland Tokyo

You’re never to old for Disneyland, it delights the very young and old alike and no more so than Disney Tokyo.  Characters and scenes from stories come alive with a true representation of scale and…

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東京, Tōkyō – Part 2

Undaunted by my experience on the train which I discovered was quite normal and in fact this is an official job in Tokyo.  Job title “Oshiya” which translates as “people packer” employed during rush hours…

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東京, Tōkyō – Part 1

Tokyo, the name conjures skyscrapers a multitude of people and Mt Fuji in the hazy distance…. With a population of over 8million it’s a city that’s always on the move, constantly renewing and re-inventing itself…

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A Thirst For Quality

Taking tea has to be one of the greatest English institutions. Ladies and gentlemen, lads and lasses alike all enjoy a cuppa. In fact I have to add that I have never come across another…

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Bolgheri & Lucca

Our last day of our Tuscan road trip was blessed with warm spring sunshine and fat fluffy clouds that prevented it from becoming too hot. After breakfast we set off on our journey with our…

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Grosetto

Grosetto, were it not for some incidental business that I needed to attend we probably would have stayed elsewhere but the stay was pleasant nonetheless. We stayed at the Grand Hotel Bastiani in the old…

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