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Faliraki is Closed (again)

As our world travel plans are still in a precarious state, I’ve been reposting some of the earliest trips from our blog. So with some minor edits, please enjoy…

We stayed at the Hotel Evi Apartments, Faliraki, Rhodes for a week at the end of October 2003. It was the last week of the season, so Faliraki was fairly quiet. All of the late-night clubs on Club Street had closed down, as had most of the drinks-only bars on Bar Street. The tavernas, restaurants and shops were still open though!

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Back in Steam at the Worth Valley

Our heritage railways are gradually reopening now that lockdown is being eased. So I visited the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in West Yorkshire, to see what changes have been necessary to their visitor experience.

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Antalya, Southern Turkey (again)

As our world travel plans are still in a precarious state, I’ve started to repost some of the earliest trips from our blog. So with some minor edits, please enjoy…

After a thoroughly enjoyable holiday at the Ephesus Princess a couple of years earlier, we returned to Turkey at the end of October 2002. Another excellent holiday in Turkey, staying at the Hotel Kaya Belek near Antalya for the last week of their summer season.

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Trains Again! – Great Central

With lockdown gradually easing in the UK, our heritage railways are considering how to reopen safely. One of the first to do so is the Great Central Railway at Loughborough, so I spent the day experiencing their ingenious solutions.

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Derbyshire Days – The Monsal Trail

With lockdown taking its heavy mental toll, and Boris promising to reopen the UK holiday trade on 4th July, we had already booked ourselves a space in advance at a campsite on the Wye valley outside Bakewell, ready for a long overdue change of scenery.

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Cairo and the Great Pyramid – 19 Years Later

To make up for our current lack of world travel, I’ve started to repost some of the earliest trips from our blog. With rescanned photos and minor edits, please enjoy…

As part of our 2001 holiday in Cyprus we arranged to take a two day cruise to Egypt, to see the pyramids at Giza and the treasures of Tutankhamun at the Cairo Museum. Continue reading “Cairo and the Great Pyramid – 19 Years Later”

Aphrodite’s Birthplace – 19 Years Later

To make up for our current lack of world travel, I’ve started to repost some of the earliest trips from our blog. With rescanned photos and minor edits, please enjoy…

Photos of our holiday at the Arsinoe Beach Hotel Limassol, Cyprus in 2001, and our cruise to Egypt to see the Pyramids. Continue reading “Aphrodite’s Birthplace – 19 Years Later”

Twenty Years On – A Postcard from Ephesus

With nobody making travel plans for the foreseeable future, I thought it might be entertaining to re-post some of the earliest travels from our blog. By coincidence, it’s exactly twenty years this month since my very first post about a family holiday in Turkey. So, with some minor edits and re-scanned photos, please enjoy this blast from the past…

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Queso Ibérico de la Cerda, the Iberian Pig Cheese from Ronda

High in the mountains of Andalucía is the pretty little town of Ronda, and this morning with the help of our guide at La Casa del Queso we will be exploring one of its traditional although not particularly well-known products, Iberian Pig Cheese. Maybe even a sample if we are lucky!

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