Category: Places & Travel

A rainy day in Wales

What to do on a rainy day in the English countryside?

Take a drive out to Wales of course! 

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Blades of Toledo

Mention ‘Toledo’ and those that have an interest in old weaponry will immediately think of swords. Toledo has long been regarded as the birthplace of finely crafted swords, daggers, and knives.

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A piece of paradise

Once in a while you come across a place that can only be described as ‘paradise’. We recently had the opportunity to experience just such a place. Called Fornalutx, it’s a tiny village located in amongst the mountains on the north western part of the island of Mallorca, Spain. To make it even better, we had a whole week of staying there in a lovely villa called SA Cova.

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Hey, tourist !

Living in a beautiful city can make you oblivious of what is around you, unless you make an effort to play tourist  – which is exactly what we did one Saturday morning…

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The Last Exit

As our stay in the UAE drew to an end we decided to make the most of it and do some last-minute fun things. It wasn’t easy, we had lots of things to attend to before heading back to home, but we gave it our best shot!…

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A most unusual day

The idea was simple.

Drive into Oman, have a look around, stay over for the night, and return the next morning.

How difficult can that be?

You will be surprised, just as we were…

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Oktoberfest 2017 in München

Yes, this is the big one – the real Oktoberfest !

6.2 million visitors and 7.5 million litres of beer later, Oktoberfest 2017 has been declared a roaring success by the organisers.

We agree with that assessment 🙂  

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Hitting the German autobahn

Speed doesn’t kill – stupid driving does.

Driving at 200 km/h and faster was not only legal, it felt completely liberating, safe, and relaxing.

Does that sound reckless and crazy?

It wasn’t – this was Germany, the place where people actually use their brains while driving.

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Fairytale Alsace

Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, and Cinderella.

Princes and princesses.  Fairytales.

These are the first thoughts that enter your mind when you set eyes on Alsace. 

You almost expect Hansel and Gretel to come rushing round a corner to welcome you to their little house built with colourful cookies and biscuits.

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Barging and wine tasting in France

France is probably still reeling from the onslaught of 24 enthusiastic South Africans who literally barged in for a week of wine tasting  in the upper Loire valley. Not convinced? Well consider this – take a bunch of wine lovers on a week long barging trip on four barges, in a beautiful region of France, and add a brilliant French wine-tour guide that knows her stuff and have all the right connections, and you have the recipe for terrific fun!

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