29May

I’ve ‘been’ to Egypt don’t you know…

By Glyn Wade / May 29, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Travel Writing / No Comments

‘I’ve been to…err….Egypt.’ ‘Wow, great, did you see the pyramids? ‘No.’ The Valley of the Kings?’ ‘Errr, no.’ ‘Luxor? ‘Yes….errr….the Hotel Luxor….that was where we stayed. Is that where you mean?’ ‘No, the city, and the temples there. ‘No then.’ ‘Did you get out and barter with the locals at the markets or get dragged […]

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27May

Every Picture part 1

By Glyn Wade / May 27, 2014 / Glyn's Blogs, Glyn's Creative Writing / No Comments

  Every Picture Tells a Thousand Words… Or so they say. So I thought I’d try it. If you like the idea I might try it again…..or you could have a go…. Anyway, here is the photograph….one of my own for this my first attempt. And here, according to the word count on Microsoft Word, […]

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26May

Athens – Stray Cats and Tortoise Sex

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Greece Blogs / No Comments

Athens – Day 2 Monday 9th September The first cat of the day was spotted on the way to Kerameikos, near some hobos sleeping in a park. It didn’t want to say hello. Kerameikos is an ancient cemetery that was bigged up in my guide book and also one of the big six that our […]

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26May

Athens – Graffiti and old stuff

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Greece Blogs / No Comments

Athens – Day 1 Sunday 8th September We arrived at Athens airport at around 3am and took an hour long bus journey into the city centre which dropped us off opposite the Parliament building just as they were changing the guard. The marble pavement was wet – I thought it had been raining, it never […]

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26May

Rhine, Rain and Jello

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Claire Blogs 2 / No Comments

The best ever birthday present came this year when my hubby, Glyn, bought me tickets and flights to see Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine in Frankfurt. We were unable to see them in the UK due to various reasons and I was gutted as I’ve been a Jello fan since I was […]

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26May

Hygge and home: Copenhagen – Day 5

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Denmark Blogs / No Comments

Monday 31st December Today is our last day in Copenhagen, so we left our suitcase (we shared one as it costs per bag on EasyJet) at left luggage in the station and went to Tivoli Gardens. Only it was shut. There were no signs telling us so, but shut it was. So we walked through […]

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26May

Viking bathing and expensive water: Copenhagen – Day 4

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Denmark Blogs / No Comments

Sunday 30 December Today was a bit drizzly so we were glad to get on a warm bus at 10.15am for a castles tour. There were only 7 other passengers and Glyn and I got front seat on the upper deck – get in!!! We were given headphones as there was intermittent commentary along the […]

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26May

Danes get embarrassed and run off: Copenhagen Day 3

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Denmark Blogs / No Comments

Saturday 29 December Today started well with a Danish guy totally embarrassing himself in front of us, poor bloke. The weather was foggy with misty rain and we were walking towards the Christianshavn Metro station where we were to be met for a walking tour of Copenhagen as booked on Expedia. We spotted the spire […]

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26May

Slots and big bayonets: Copenhagen Day 2

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Denmark Blogs / No Comments

Friday 28 December Apart from shops, not a lot opens until 10-11am, so we didn’t get up too early today. It was very cold, but the sky was blue. We’d pre-booked a bus tour (Grand Tour of Copenhagen) and got on it opposite Tivoli Gardens. The tour guide was an extravagant large lady in a […]

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26May

Mega bridges and an ultra clean city: Copenhagen – Day 1

By wadeygc / May 26, 2014 / Denmark Blogs / No Comments

Thursday 27 December 2012 OMG, during the flight to Copenhagen I saw the longest bridge I have ever seen, I thought my eyes were deceiving me! It was the Great Belt Bridge, in fact two bridges (1,624 metres long and 6,611 metres long) separated by the very small Sprogo Island. Upon looking it up on […]

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