Today is the last day of our trip and over the past few days we have been chatting about the highlights.  In true Nick Hornby style we have. Compiled our “Best….” List. Best Apartment: Como. (Closely followed by Vienna) Best Selection of mugs : Prague Best Blogging position: Prague Best Wifi: Vienna (24mbs download. Woohoo) […]

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Compared to 20 years ago touring around Europe has become a lot simpler due to the Euro.  Gone is the challenge of trying to use up all your money buying random duty free and chocolate at the airport, only for your flight be delayed for several hours and so you haven’t got any money for […]

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I may be a bit obsessed by time.  I do have a bit of a penchant for clocks and watches, so being in Switzerland I’m like a pig in muck.  Everywhere you turn, clocks and watches.  But it’s not like I have been taking loads of pictures of the clocks on this journey.  Ok, maybe […]

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It’s wrong to say that nationalities have stereotypes.  Everyone is an individual and their personality is not dictated by the place they were born or raised.  But let’s be honest, French people do shrug a lot.  On my journey I have noticed at least some people who live up the their national stereotype. Stereotype 1 […]

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Our travels have bought us into Northern Italy to Como, a town that dates back to Roman days and still has a medieval wall around it.  (Not to be confused with Kokomo which the Beach Boys sang about in the film Cocktail.  I did.)  The main draw of the place is of course the lake. […]

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Globalisation is a a subject which divides opinion.  Some embrace the idea, others like to smash in McDonalds windows because of it (although I have to admit l felt like doing that after the last time I ate there).  On the one hand, if you arrive in a strange land with strange custom, language and […]

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Our main reason for coming back to Budapest was to do the things we ran out of time to do last time. The main one was a trip to the thermal spas.  The one we opted for was the Szechenyi Baths which are in the Varosliget park.  When you read reviews on various websites there […]

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Yesterday I left you with us having been on the Big Bus Tour. This morning we did the other line (lots of Palaces really) and this afternoon we decided to do the “20th Century and Films Walk” (well it was included in the price).  We turned up five minutes before the tour started at the […]

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The internet is a great thing.  Discuss.  Actually, no let’s not go there, let me rephrase that slightly.  The internet has made travelling a lot easier.  Not just for the booking of travel and accommodation, but also choosing where to eat and what to do.  Here is a quick example from last night. We had […]

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Having experienced some Czech sport, the next thing on our agenda was some Czech culture.  Opera? No.  Music? Nah.  Black Light Theatre?  Oh yes Black Light Theatre uses a black back cloth and people dressed as ninjas (i.e. all in black) to move objects around.  I seem to remember that it was used in a […]

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The only problem with interailing is that with it effectively being one city break after another, it can be fairly full on.  Today we decided to take a rest from the usual tromping around the city and chill in the park.  I thought today would be an ideal opportunity to give my new Panama hat […]

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This holiday we have mainly been staying in appartments.  We have been using various web sites to contact the owners.  The owner of the Prague apartment has been very vocal and has e-mailed me frequently about arrangments.  She gave me “clear” instructions on how to get to the appartment.  So we arrived bright and early […]

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I know I left you last night saying I was going to tell you all about our experience finding our flat here in Prague, well I’ve changed my mind and I want to share my thoughts on my night at the Ice Hockey. (Stop complaining, I’m on my holiday, I can do whatever I like!). […]

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Last night we had our first experience of an overnight sleeper train.  We were travelling from Amsterdam to Prague on the City Night Line Service.  We had booked a cabin for 2 with an ensuite.   I had always had a hankering to go on a sleeper since as a child I saw Roger Moore […]

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Just over 48 hours until the current Mrs Fenner and myself head off on our next big adventure.  This time we are interrailing around Europe.  Now most people think that interrailing is for students racing around Europe, sleeping in train stations and trying to get as many countries under their belt before their pass runs […]

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